William & Reed Academy

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  • 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.

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School Overview

Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Year Founded2014

Student Body

Total Students112 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by Grade William & Reed Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size16 students
Number of AP Courses20 courses
Average SAT score1320

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$10,250
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$1,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorLindsey Kelley


Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Golf, Swimming, TennisBasketballCross Country,

School Notes

  • 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. 
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Alpharetta
    Grades: PK-12 | 655 students
    5.6 miles
    3035 Fanfare Way
    Alpharetta, GA 30009
    (678) 366-2555
    5.6 PK-12
  • Alpharetta
    Grades: K-8 | 462 students
    4.8 miles
    3380 Old Alabama Road
    Alpharetta, GA 30022
    (770) 410-4056
    4.8 K-8
  • Alpharetta
    Grades: NS-12 | 843 students
    5.4 miles
    9820 Nesbit Ferry Road
    Alpharetta, GA 30022
    (678) 336-3400
    5.4 NS-12
  • Atlanta
    Grades: PK-12 | 1313 students
    19 miles
    2890 North Fulton Drive
    Atlanta, GA 30305
    (404) 841-3840
    19 PK-12
  • Atlanta
    Grades: NS-12 | 787 students
    17.2 miles
    215 Chastain Park Ave
    Atlanta, GA 30342
    (404) 252-8389
    17.2 NS-12

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (5 reviews)
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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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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