The Lovett School

4075 Paces Ferry Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30327
Tel: (404)262-3032
  • The Lovett School seeks to develop young men and women of honor, faith, and wisdom with the character and intellect to thrive in college and in life.
  • Founded in 1926 by Eva Edwards Lovett, we continue today as an Atlanta independent school serving children in Kindergarten through Grade 12.
  • Lovett provides integrated experiences in academics, arts, athletics, and service.
  • The curriculum includes a full range of honors and Advanced Placement courses.
  • The school fields 65 competitive teams in 16 sports. Lovett operates within the Judeo-Christian tradition, and a nondenominational chapel service is held weekly for all students. Lovett seeks students from all ethnic, cultural, racial, and religious backgrounds who can benefit from a challenging academic program.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Atlanta Association of Independent Schools (AAAIS)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded1926
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students1673 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
10%
State avg.: 22%
Students by GradeThe Lovett School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers241 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
65%
Average Class Size14 students
Number of AP Courses20 courses
Advanced CoursesEnglish Literature, U.S. History, European History, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Art History, U.S. Government and Politics, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Environmental Science, Physics, Physics C, Biology, Chemistry, Chinese Language, French Language, Span, Spanish Language,

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 14
Yearly Tuition Cost$22,520
Tuition NotesTuition ranges from $22,520--$26,650
% on Financial Aid
13%
Acceptance Rate
25%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorJanie Beck

Sports

Total Sports Offered16 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Diving, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
DivingFootball,
GolfGymnastics,
LacrosseSoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWrestling,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.35 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.CAP (Confronting Atlanta's Poverty), Model Arab League

Club or Organization:
Academic Team, Asian Culture, Baking Club, Chess, Cooking, Creative Writing, Equestrian Club, F.I.F.A. Federation Internationale de Football, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, French Club, Green Team, Habitat for Humanity, Hip-Hop Club, Homeless Pet Foundation, Interfaith Club, Math Club, Medical Science Club, Mountain Biking Club, Newspaper, Operation I Care, Outdoor Club, Quiz Bowl, Speech & Debate, Student Council, Student Technology Leadership Team, Teens Against Prejudice, Vestry, Yearbook, Young Libertarians Club, Youths Serving Atlanta

Arts and Music Programs:
Lovett Filmmakers Club, The Music Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Water Polo Team

School Notes

  • The Lovett School is an independent, coeducational day school serving children from Kindergarten through Grade 12. The school was established in 1926 by Mrs. Eva Edwards Lovett, an innovative educator who emphasized the development of the whole child. She began the school with just 20 boys and girls in Grades 1-3 at a former home, and today Lovett has more than 1,600 students from 70 different zip codes and 11 counties in the metropolitan area.
  • The school continually affirms Eva Edwards Lovett`s founding vision of a progressive education rooted in learning, character, and community. Our mission is to graduate young men and women of honor, faith, and wisdom and prepare them to succeed in college and as responsible citizens of the world. We support this mission by offering our students integrated experiences in academics, arts, athletics, and service. Through these experiences, we seek to develop the whole child.
  • As a college-preparatory institution, our coursework is strong, and creative and critical thinking, intellectual curiosity, and a love of learning are major objectives. Our curriculum includes a required year of American Studies; options for African, Asian, and gender studies; and organic and biochemistry. We were one of the first schools in Georgia to offer the AP Chinese exam, the culmination of a Chinese studies program that begins in the Lower School. In addition, we offer a one-to-one laptop program in Grades 4-9, and single-gender classes in Grades 6-8. The Upper School offers 29 honors and 19 advanced placement courses, and all of Lovett's graduates are admitted to four-year colleges from coast to coast and internationally. Our faculty is committed to ongoing professional development and using best practices in their teaching. They strive to be positive role models and are dedicated to encouraging and supporting students in the pursuit of excellence. The average faculty teaching experience is 18 years.
  • Outside the classroom, Lovett encourages our students to discover themselves through the arts and athletics. The statistics bear this out: More than 90 percent of our student body participates in a Fine Arts activity during the year, and close to 80 percent of students in Grades 7-12 are members of at least one sports team.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Atlanta
    Grades: K-12 | 1860 students
    1.3 miles
    1424 W Paces Ferry Road NW
    Atlanta, GA 30327
    (404)609-6202
    1.3 K-12
    1860
  • Atlanta
    Grades: K-12 | 1106 students
    2 miles
    966 W. Paces Ferry Road NW
    Atlanta, GA 30327
    (404)262-1345
    2 K-12
    1106
  • Atlanta
    Grades: PK-12 | 2635 students
    13.5 miles
    1662 Rugby Avenue
    Atlanta, GA 30337
    (404)765-4001
    13.5 PK-12
    2635
  • Atlanta
    Grades: PK-12 | 798 students
    3.5 miles
    215 West Wieuca Road NW
    Atlanta, GA 30342
    (404)252-8389
    3.5 PK-12
    798
  • Atlanta
    Grades: PK-12 | 1356 students
    4.1 miles
    805 Mount Vernon Hwy, NW
    Atlanta, GA 30327
    (404)255-4026
    4.1 PK-12
    1356

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