William & Reed Academy
William & Reed Academy has assembled the best teachers from the area's top-producing schools to provide families a small class college preparatory environment.
William & Reed Academy has a unique and specialized approach to teaching students in a small class setting while preparing them for the college of their choice. William & Reed Academy offers students in grades 6 - 12 a concentrated school week of Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with an optional online/Flex Period component that ends daily at 2:00 p.m. This schedule maximizes academic instructional time by offering core academic classes in a shorter school day blended with online electives. The concentrated school week offers small classes in all core subjects (math, science, social studies, and language arts) and various online electives such as Sports and Entertainment Marketing, Forensic Science, Digital Photography, five different world languages, and 20 Advanced Placement courses.
- Top Ranked GA School
- Grades: 6-12
- Students: 112 students
- Yearly Tuition: $10,600
- Acceptance rate: 80%
- Average class size: 16 students
- Application Deadline: None / Rolling
William & Reed Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Georgia for:
Student Body Type
Students by Grade
Academics and Faculty
Total Classroom Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
Number of AP Courses
Average SAT score
Classroom Dress Code
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
National avg.: 85%
- Students at William & Reed academy have teacher accessibility, a voice in the classroom, and a very high level of accountability. Further, William & Reed Academy`s philosophy supports the notion that students with balance in their lives tend to be happier, more creative, and more productive academically. Since opening, parents have consistently commented that their child is smiling more and looking forward to going to school- something many parents have not seen from their child since elementary school.
Profile last updated: 05/12/2021
I cannot say enough good things about W&R Academy. It is a truly different alternative to other schools. So many kids are stressed out trying to keep up with the Joneses with AP classes and pulling all-nighters studying. W&R recognizes that education consists of many things besides just book knowledge. W&R has found a good life balance that allows the students to receive an excellent quality education and also have time to experience life to learn the lessons that cannot be taught in books. AP courses are offered, but aren`t pushed like they are at some other schools. On the last day of school before graduation, my son had tears in his eyes and could only say "I wish I had been at this school longer". He scored well on the standardized tests, got into the college of his choice in their honors program, and received several academic scholarships. In short, he is well-prepared for higher education and for life in general.
William & Reed has been excellent for my children. The teachers are fantastic and care about their students. This small school provides an excellent learning environment. Even during Covid, safe in person instruction continues. My daughter who graduated from W&R is doing very well in college now and is grateful for the rigor she received here. William & Reed is perfect for the student who desires to learn, yet without all the "other stuff" that goes on in middle school and high school. Hence the short school daytime spent mainly on the core classes needed for graduation. They provide plenty of AP courses to choose from as well. The college counseling and the college preparedness the high school students receive here is invaluable. If your student has a desire to learn and feels as though they are wasting time in public school all day, this is the school for you. The price is lower than most private schools in the area. And because of how well my children are prepared for college, it's worth every cent!
William & Reed Academy is a great and affordable private school. Our son did his Middle and High school at William and Reed. He was there for seven years. He loved his school and the teachers. He used to play USTA tournaments, and the compact school schedule allowed him to pursue his tennis without compromising on having a quality education. W&R has very dedicated teachers who provide top-notch education to all students. The small size of classes allows the teachers to provide individual attention to each kid. Our son has benefited from this personalized attention. Mr. Cluthe runs the school professionally and makes sure the school provides a fun, happy, and safe environment for all students to thrive and learn. We highly recommend this school to all parents looking for an affordable and quality private school for their kids.
Small class sizes and engaged teachers make this a perfect alternative to the large public school and even private school factories. Hunter and team have developed a great model to bring high quality instruction and personalized attention to kids that may not get what they need in the larger schools. They are flexible and work with kids' different learning styles to enable them to be academically successful. Happy to have found this school.
We have had a great experience at William and Reed. Our daughter has had great results because of the caring teachers and small classroom size. I would highly recommend this school to anyone looking for a superior education with a flexiable schedule.
We, as parents, believe its import to be able to connect and communicate easily with our child's teachers and the school administrators in a productive way - you get that at W & R! The smaller class sizes means the teachers actually get to know the students (and families) and get to make real connections with them. The administration takes an active interest in the students, their issues, interests, and problems. Our children still need guidance in this new stage of independence and often don't want it from us, they get it here at W & R. As a parent of two children coming from a small school background, this is the perfect fit for bridging into the big world.
William & Reed Academy has exceeded all of our expectations as a private school for children in grades 6-12. This school is inclusive and maintains a student body with a wide array of interests and talents. William & Reed`s approach to learning with face-to-face and online classes prepares this generation`s students for the future. The innovative scheduling and wide array of class keeps students engaged and challenged. The school is fully accredited and the staff`s credentials are impeccable. This up and coming private school recognizes that each student is an individual and treats them as such. The kind and personable atmosphere is beyond welcoming. As progressive as this school is, they have also incorporated the traditional basics with honors and AP classes, athletics, foreign language, student counsel, a yearbook committee and much, much more. The convenient location and transportation options make this school a must see for those who need to consider after school logistics. The staff routinely queries parents and students for their input and arranges unique and exciting field trips and off campus learning activities. A big thank you to Hunter Reed Cluthe, Head of School, for his educational passion, kind heart and for making education what it should be!
I highly recommend this school! Excellent teachers, small class size, individual attention...love it! My son cam here after two years at a highly rated public school. He hated school, was depressed and unmotivated. After this year, I see his self-confidence coming back. He is interested in what he is learning and is respected by his instructors. He doesn't want to miss a day of school because he knows he'll be missing something (and now he cares!) Worth every penny.
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