The Wood Acres School

The Wood Acres School Photo #1 - Student lockers, more student liberties coupled with more student responsibilities, and a longer academic day are just a few of the changes that help define a young adult's education at Wood Acres. An accelerated curriculum in Middle School and top caliber materials drive our academic program with special attention to the unique developmental needs of young men and women in
The Wood Acres School Photo #2 - The Wood Acres School is a well-known and well-respected private independent school in metropolitan Atlanta. Wood Acres has been educating students since 1969 and is proud of both its rich traditions as well as its focus on developing resilient, compassionate, engaging, and articulate young men and women ready to tackle life and living in the 21st century and beyond.
The Wood Acres School Photo #3 - Just as a parent feeds a child healthy food long before the child appreciates the merits of good nutrition, our Elementary School requires of students mastery of specific skills prior to their applying these skills to higher level thinking. As students matriculate to the Middle School, they will demonstrate expertise in core subject areas and growing abilities in the specialty
The Wood Acres School Photo #4 - The Early School at Wood Acres is distinctively unique as compared with traditional preschool programs or Mother's Morning Out options. The Early School offers a rare third option: an actual school" for the earliest learners coupled with the purposeful play opportunities and socialization found in the more typical preschool programs. Wood Acres early learners are ready for so much more.
The Wood Acres School Photo #5 - STEM students are all abuzz with hands on, experiential Maker Space projects and activities led by a specialist in this area. Wood Acres has extended integrated, cross-curricular learning with the addition of this dedicated lab. Collaborative learning is naturally coupled with student teams focused on creative thinking, the scientific process, problem solving, brain challenges, and open-ended projects.
The Wood Acres School Photo #6 - Summer Camp at The Wood Acres School is a much anticipated community tradition that welcomes both current legacy families as well as their neighborhood friends to join us for eight weeks of themed fun in the sun" right on our very own school campus. Arts and crafts, guest performers, sports, and activities galore.
The Wood Acres School Photo #7 - A passionate commitment to Spanish is a deep tradition at The Wood Acres School with formal Spanish language instruction for our students beginning in the Three Year Old Program. The official designation as an International Spanish Academy, makes The Wood Acres School a truly a multi-cultural learning environment.
The Wood Acres School Photo #8 - Not only do the arts thrive at the Woods but STEAM(Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) also has a home here with a nationally recognized experiential science program as the adopted curriculum all nestled on 10 acres with walking paths, playfields, and places to laugh, learn, and linger with friends, old and new.
The Wood Acres School Photo #9 - The Wood Acres School plans and coordinates service learning to be a natural extension of our daily teaching, learning, and caring. Projects include bike-a thons for Smile Train, UNICEF projects, backpacks for hurricane students, Cool Girls clothing and accessory drive, MUST Ministry sandwich cross-grade project, pop tabs for Ronald McDonald House, Armed forces survival cord bracelet projects, and more!
  • Known for academic excellence in private school education for 50 years! Visit us north of Atlanta in Marietta!
  • Wood Acres is an independent school offering small class sizes,bilingual programming and an accelerated curriculum designed to challenge each child and encourage a natural love of learning.
  • Preschool (2-4), Elementary School (K-5), and Middle School (6-8)
  • A wooded 10 acre campus, cottage-style classrooms and talented,dedicated teachers provide an unparalled learning environment forstudents to grow academically, personally and socially.
  • The Wood Acres School strives to prepare students to think critically, work collaboratively, problem solve creatively and express themselves fluently in both English and Spanish.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Georgia Accrediting Commission
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded1969

Student Body

Total Studentsn/a
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers54 teachers
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size17 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineApr. 20 / rolling
Tuition NotesPreschool tuition ranges from $4,700 - $8,200. Elementary School tuition ranges from $10,800 - $11,700. Middle School tuition ranges from $12,800 - $13,000. Complete tuition information can be found online at
Admissions DirectorNicole Hankamer
Admissions AssociateMarcy LeSieur


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.11 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Chorus/Glee Club, Junior Beta Club

Club or Organization:
Book Buddies, Chess Club, Cooking Club, Science Club, Stem Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Band Program

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Cardio Kool Kids Club, Soccer Club

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Marietta
    Grades: NS-12 | 889 students
    6.4 miles
    700 Cobb Parkway N
    Marietta, GA 30062
    (770) 427-2689
    6.4 NS-12
  • Marietta
    Grades: PK-12 | 643 students
    2.2 miles
    4385 Lower Roswell Road
    Marietta, GA 30068
    (770) 971-0245
    2.2 PK-12
  • Roswell
    Grades: NS-8 | 366 students
    2.4 miles
    1055 Willeo Road
    Roswell, GA 30075
    (770) 993-2940
    2.4 NS-8
  • Marietta
    Grades: K-12 | 446 students
    1.8 miles
    955 Johnson Ferry Road
    Marietta, GA 30068
    (678) 784-5231
    1.8 K-12
  • Marietta
    Faith Lutheran School
    Faith Lutheran School Photo - Welcome to Faith Lutheran! "Excellence in Education where Christ and Family Come First"
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Grades: PK-8 | 230 students
    4.7 miles
    2111 Lower Roswell Road
    Marietta, GA 30068
    (770) 973-8921
    4.7 PK-8

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
Wood Acres is a fantastic grammar school in East Cobb. The teachers are academically focused but at the same time, allow the students to be creative and artistic. The campus is beautiful and the students spend a lot of time outside learning. We love the school and everyone that is a part of the Wood Acres family.
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Wood Acres is the best preschool and grammar school in East Cobb! They have a very strong academic focus and the teachers are so wonderful. Teachers have been at Wood Acres an average of 15 years or more. The campus is AMAZING! All classrooms have beautiful picture windows of the outside. We love Wood Acres because we feel like a family here!
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The average private school tuition in Marietta, GA is $8,302 for elementary schools and $11,103 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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