The Lovett School is a community of belonging that develops students of honor, faith, and wisdom with the character and intellect to thrive in learning and life.
Founded in 1926 by Eva Edwards Lovett, we continue today as an Atlanta independent school serving children in Kindergarten through Grade 12. With an emphasis on the whole child, we provide integrated experiences in academics, arts, athletics, and service through an education grounded in learning, character, and community.
The curriculum includes a full range of honors and Advanced Placement courses. The school fields 68 competitive teams in 16 sports. Lovett operates within the Judeo-Christian tradition, and a nondenominational chapel service is held weekly for all students.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked GA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 1,648 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $32,130
  • Acceptance rate: 25%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

The Lovett School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Georgia for:

Category
Attribute
Sports offered
School History
School Resources

School Overview

Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
Year Founded
1926
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
1,648 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
26%
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade
The Lovett School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
260 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
65%
Average Class Size
18 students
Number of AP Courses
22 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Art History, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Chinese, Computer Science, English Literature, Environmental Science, European History, French, Latin, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Music Theory, Physics 1, Physics C, Spanish, Spanish Language & Culture Immersion, Spanish Literature, Statistics, U.S. Government and Politics, U.S. History
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Uniform

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 1
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition ranges from $28,870 - $33,500
Summer Program Cost Notes
Visit www.lovett.org for more details
% on Financial Aid
14%
Acceptance Rate
25%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Gopi Shammas
Admissions Associate
Anna Bland Costello
Endowment Size
$138 million

Sports

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.
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Shane Kimbrough '85 - NASA astronaut
    • Grant Haley '14 - NFL player
    • Wes Gordon '05 - Creative director of Carolina Herrera
    • Christine Lakin '97 - Actress and director
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does The Lovett School cost?

The Lovett School's tuition is approximately $32,130 for private students.

What schools are The Lovett School often compared to?

The Lovett Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like The Westminster Schools by visitors of our site.

What is the acceptance rate of The Lovett School?

The acceptance rate of The Lovett School is 25%, which is lower than the national average of 82%. The Lovett School's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Georgia with low acceptance rates.

Who are famous alumni from The Lovett School?

The Lovett School famous alumni include: Shane Kimbrough '85, Grant Haley '14, Wes Gordon '05 and Christine Lakin '97.

Does The Lovett School offer a summer program?

Yes, The Lovett School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.

What sports does The Lovett School offer?

The Lovett School offers 19 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Equestrian, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo and Wrestling. The Lovett School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Georgia for most sports offered.

What is The Lovett School's ranking?
When is the application deadline for The Lovett School?

The application deadline for The Lovett School is Feb. 1.

School Calendar

View the The Lovett School yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:

Event
Date
New Year's Day Observed (School Closed for Students, Faculty, and Staff)
January 02, 2023 (Monday)
Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday (School Closed for Students, Faculty, and Staff)
January 16, 2023 (Monday)
Presidents' Day Holiday (School Closed for Students, Faculty, and Staff)
February 20, 2023 (Monday)
Spring Break (No Classes)
March 06, 2023 (Monday)
Good Friday Easter Holiday (School Closed for Students, Faculty, and Staff)
April 07, 2023 (Friday)

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
My children received an excellent education from Lovett. Both went to top public Universities - The University of Michigan and The University of North Carolina and are excelling in their careers. I credit a lot of their success to the wonderful education they received at the Lovett School. Both were involved in the arts - one in the orchestra program, now led by an outstanding, nationally renowned cellist, and the other in the Ellington Jazz Band which cultivated an interest in music. He also learned how to wire the school's recording studio, growing his interest in the physics of sound that led to a career as an acoustics consultant at an engineering firm. Both participated in the athletics program as a cheerleader, and on gymnastics, soccer, volleyball, and cross-country teams. They participated in plays and had lots of practice public speaking. They also took advantage of Lovett's international travel opportunities and developed strong relationships with many of Lovett's faculty and staff.
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5  
Lovett has been a great place for my rising senior. I had an older child who went through the magnet program at Chamblee, and my Lovett child's education was far superior to my child at Chamblee. At Lovett, my child was an actual student and not a number at Chamblee. With smaller class sizes, great relationships with teachers/coaches, college counseling, and a positive and thriving environment, Lovett has been a home for educational growth that they would have not gotten at our home public school.
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked GA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 1,648 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $32,130
  • Acceptance rate: 25%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Atlanta, GA is $16,488 for elementary schools and $20,349 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Atlanta, GA is 74% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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