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The search for a new school for your child begins here. On the following pages, you’ll find a sampling of private schools in metro Atlanta. Each mini-profile features a description of the school, its location, contact information, accreditations and tuition prices. Please note that tuition prices are for the 2021–22 school year and are subject to change. On page 86, you’ll find a helpful private schools map.
THE ALFRED & ADELE DAVIS ACADEMY
From Kindergarten prep through eighth grade, The Davis Academy teaches to the whole child, creating compassionate leaders and equipping them with skills they will use for the entirety of their academic careers and beyond. We teach life skills, instill Jewish values and provide diverse experiences so that our students become well-rounded and self-confident individuals. Students learn amongst a warm and supportive community that shares common values and visions. We celebrate both the ways our diversity makes our school vibrant and the individual differences that make our school community so unique. With a retention rate of 97 percent, The Davis Academy community is comprised of families from across the globe, nation and 31 metro Atlanta zip codes. Davis graduates attend the most prestigious public and private high schools in Atlanta; they know who they are and continuously make a difference in their communities and the world.
Location: Dunwoody/Sandy Springs
Phone: (770) 671-0085
Accreditations/Memberships: AdvancED/SACS, SAIS, AAAIS
Tuition: $15,750 - $27,970
ANNUNCIATION DAY SCHOOL
From the moment your children enter our doors, they will be nurtured, loved and provided one of the best educations in Atlanta. Our mission is to provide an education grounded in respect, compassion, and academic excellence within an Orthodox Christian environment. ADS serves a diverse community of students with small classroom sizes not exceeding 16 per class. Along with our lead and assistant certified teachers, the small classroom size ratio offers more individualized learning between teacher and student. Come be a part of this thriving school community centered in Christ, Children and Community.
Phone: (404) 565-2850
Accreditations/Memberships: Cognia, GAC, AAAIS, GISA.
Tuition: Preschool tuition ranges from $300 - $450/month; K-8th tuition ranges from $915 - $1,145/month
Founded by teachers in 2000, Atlanta Academy serves 375 preschool through eighth grade students in the North Fulton communities of Roswell, Alpharetta, Dunwoody, Sandy Springs and more. Atlanta Academy encourages active learning and engagement inside the classroom. Fostering leadership opportunities and executive functioning skills helps students build confidence and grow into well-educated, independent problem solvers prepared to excel in high school and beyond.
Phone: (678) 461-6102
Accreditations/Memberships: AAAIS, SAIS, GISA, NAIS, Bright from the Start
Tuition: Please visit website
ATLANTA GIRLS’ SCHOOL
Atlanta Girls’ School was custom built for one purpose: to prepare girls to lead lives of purpose. For more than 20 years, AGS has offered girls in grades 6 through 12 an exceptional education infused with real-world experiences, challenging and engaging academics and a tight-knit community. Graduates attend prestigious liberal arts colleges, leading Southeastern universities, Ivy League schools and respected research institutes. Girls attending AGS learn to lead with courage and confidence, take risks and give back to their communities.
Phone: (404) 845-0900
Accreditations/Memberships: AAAIS, AdvancED/SACS, GAC, GISA, NCGS, NAIS, SAIS
ATLANTA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
Atlanta International School offers the International Baccalaureate curriculum to 1,320 U.S. and international students, preschool through grade 12. By delivering a rigorous academic program combined with world-class standards in language acquisition in an open-minded, intercultural environment, AIS prepares students to succeed in a globally connected world.
Phone: (404) 841-3840
Accreditations/Memberships: AAAIS, AdvancED/SACS, CIS, IB, SAIS
Tuition: Contact school for pricing
ATLANTA SPEECH SCHOOL
Uniquely focused on comprehensive literacy, the programs of the Atlanta Speech School are dedicated to the construction of the reading brain. The campus encompasses four schools, including three preschools: Katherine Hamm Center, a listening, spoken language and literacy program for preschool children who are deaf and hard of hearing; Stepping Stones, a preschool for children who are experiencing speech and language delays; and the Anne & Jim Kenan Preschool for children exceptionally prepared for academic settings. In addition, the Wardlaw School serves school-aged children with dyslexia in grades K through 6 with a short-term, individualized and intensive approach designed to return them to traditional school settings. The Speech School’s reach extends beyond the campus through the Rollins Center for Language and Literacy, which, with more than 100 partners including healthcare agencies and school districts, furthers literacy through coaching, professional learning and, with the free Cox Campus, online learning.
Phone: (404) 233-5332
Accreditations/Memberships: AdvancED/SACS, GISA, NAIS, SAIS
Tuition: Contact school for pricing
BRANDON HALL SCHOOL
Brandon Hall School is Atlanta’s international boarding school for grades 6 through 12, committed to offering a unique approach to learning and providing unforgettable experiences. Our mission challenges students to lead lives of leadership, scholarship and service. Our community celebrates learning, fosters global citizenship, embraces diversity, encourages athleticism and artistic expression and inspires students to find their path and lead the way.
Location: Sandy Springs
Phone: (770) 394-8177
Accreditations/Memberships: SACS, SAIS, NAIS, TABS, AAAIS, GISA, GHSA (for athletics), Boarding School Review
Tuition: $29,200 - $59,150
THE COTTAGE SCHOOL
Building a sense of self for students with special learning needs through academic and experiential programming, The Cottage School (TCS) prepares individuals for fulfillment of their true potential as confident, productive and independent adults. Through The Cottage School’s unique work-based model for grades 4 through 12, our students pursue a high school degree through rigorous academic standards with a strong emphasis on emotional/social learning. Students experience educational success while learning vocational skills that will help them thrive in the world beyond graduation, be that in continuing education or a career. Our beautiful 23-acre campus offers small class sizes, open spaces and fresh air and state-of-the-art technology to provide individualized instruction to our diverse student population. Every student learns differently, so we teach differently. Please contact us for more information about our rigorous standard of care to keep our families healthy.
Phone: (770) 641-8688
Accreditations/Memberships: SAIS, SACS, NAIS, GISA, AAAIS, GAPSEC, IDA, AAC, APAC, GISL, AATE, GNFCC Education Committee, National Council for the Social Studies
Tuition: $21,000 - $27,000
THE GALLOWAY SCHOOL
Located in beautiful Chastain Park, The Galloway School is a community where learning is joyful, individuals are valued, and self-discovery is encouraged. Galloway students in grades PreK3 through 12 confidently embrace challenges while developing the knowledge, skills, and cultural competence to thrive as enlightened contributors in their chosen pathways.
Phone: (404) 252-8389
Accreditations/Memberships: AAAIS, AdvancED/SACS, GHSA, NAIS, SAIS
Tuition: $17,500 - $29,950
GRACEPOINT School is a private school located in Marietta dedicated to bringing out the brilliance of the dyslexic learner in a Christ-centered environment. Since August 2012, the philosophy of GRACEPOINT has been to provide an instructional environment where approaches to learning are multi-sensory and prescriptive. This technique addresses reading deficits and allows for enrichment in the areas where students are gifted. Students in first through eighth grades are taught using the Orton-Gillingham method, and this multi-sensory approach is woven into all subject areas. The student-teacher ratio is 5:1 in reading and math classes and 8:1 in all other core subjects.
Phone: (678) 709-6634
Accreditations/Memberships: GAC, GAPSEC, OGA, IDA, SAIS, GISA, AAAIS
HOLY SPIRIT PREPARATORY SCHOOL
Holy Spirit Preparatory School combines a Classical education with an orthodox Catholic environment for children 6 months through the 12th grade. We joyfully embrace the traditions of Catholic education to form students of deep faith, advanced intellect, and heroic virtue. Learn more about how we prepare our students for college, for life, and for eternity by visiting holyspiritprep.org or calling (678) 761-7992.
Phone: (678) 761-7992
Accreditations/Memberships: AdvancED/SACS, GISA, NAIS, NCEA, SAIS
Tuition: $6,400 - $24,780
THE HOWARD SCHOOL
Since 1950, The Howard School has offered an exceptional educational program for students with language-based learning disabilities and learning differences. Teams comprised of highly qualified and dedicated teachers and specialists, including speech-language pathologists, psychologists and math and literacy specialists, work with students to uncover and foster each child’s strengths and provide individualized learning plans for every student. The school has a rolling admissions process, which allows it to accept student whenever openings are available.
Phone: (404) 377-743
Accreditations/Memberships: SAIS, AdvancED/SACS, NAIS, GISA, AAAIS, IDA (International Dyslexia Association), LDA (Learning Disabilities Association)
Tuition: Call for information
KING’S RIDGE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
Situated on 80 sprawling acres in Alpharetta, King’s Ridge Christian School provides a PreK through grade 12, college preparatory education, equipping students to know, to serve and to believe. This is a multi-denominational, Christ-centered community where students are loved, nurtured and truly known. Students are encouraged to seek a personal relationship with Jesus Christ to reveal all that they were created to be. Safety, spirituality and integrity are emphasized to reinforce the healthy development of the whole child through rigorous academics, competitive athletics, award-winning fine arts and a commitment to community service. KRCS invites you to discover how excellence is achieved while Christ is glorified. Contact our Admissions Office for a tour at (770) 754-5738 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Phone: (770) 754-5738
Accreditations/Memberships: CESA, SAIS, GISA, GHSA, NACAC, Cognia, EdTA, NAES, North Fulton Chamber of Commerce, Alpharetta Chamber of Commerce
Tuition: $6,500 - $22,600
Lakeview Academy is a dynamic and nurturing day school for PreK-3 through grade 12 off I-985 in Gainesville. Known as a leading independent college-preparatory day school, our students and families describe Lakeview as a family and a learning community that challenges children to reach further than they thought possible. This strong sense of community and spirit sets us apart from other schools in Northeast Georgia. Our students’ curiosity is sparked through a rigorous curriculum, and interpersonal relationships are developed through extensive extracurricular activities including award-winning fine arts, athletics and robotics. Bus routes are available from Buford, Chateau Élan, Cumming, Dahlonega and Suwanee.
Phone: (770) 532-4383
Accreditations/Memberships: SAIS, AAAIS, GISA, GHSA, NAIS. Lakeview’s Pre-K program is fully licensed by the State of Georgia, Bright From the Start.
Tuition: Varies by grade. Upper School is $18,790.
LANDMARK CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
Landmark Christian School, which serves students in grades K3 through 12, provides a rich, relevant and rewarding education by teaching academic excellence with Biblical truth. With low student-teacher ratios, students thrive through personalized learning, discovering their passions and developing their talents. Beginning in K3, students are loved and nurtured, enjoying Imagination Stations, TED, world languages, Spotlight Theater, art, core and athletic offerings encompassing 67 teams. The Atlanta Ballet provides on-campus instruction, and students study Bible daily and enjoy weekly chapel with grade-appropriate service/missions. Vertical educational alignment prepares lower school students for Academies in Business, Aviation, Music, Fashion, Engineering and Leadership. The new high school offers AP/Honors courses, on-campus dual enrollment and superior college guidance. Graduates are excellent candidates for college with a 100 percent college acceptance rate, $13,679,989 in scholarships, seven athletic scholars and two National Merit Finalists from the 83 seniors of the Class of 2021.
Location: Fairburn and Peachtree City
Phone: (770) 306-0647
Accreditations/Memberships: AdvancED, SAIS, ACSI
Tuition: $7,420 - $19,500
Lyndon Academy is an accredited international college preparatory school with an extraordinary teaching system that combines proven methods of learning from the most successful schools in the country. It offers a rigorous and rich curriculum designed for motivated and academically talented students that are accustomed to higher standards of learning. Mandarin and Spanish are also a part of the core academics starting as early as Pre-Kindergarten, and the instruction is daily. Arts, athletics, technology and an abundance of electives are available in addition to the multilingual core curricula. AP courses and college course opportunities are available as well.
Location: Holly Springs
Phone: (770) 926-0166
Accreditations/Memberships: Cognia, GISA, GAPPS, Duke TIP, International University Alliance, Georgia Futures and Georgia HOPE
Tuition: $10,900 - $15,000
MILL SPRINGS ACADEMY
Mill Springs Academy supports students by raising expectations and developing self-advocacy while providing a college preparatory curriculum to students in grades Kindergarten through 12 with ADHD and learning differences. The school’s 85-acre campus in North Fulton County is nestled in Alpharetta’s beautiful rolling hills, where it serves families from 50 zip codes. A broad range of fine arts and competitive athletic programs foster interests and hidden talents. Small classes and individualized instruction help to capitalize on students’ strengths while learning compensatory strategies. Mill Springs Academy meets students where they are in order to help them grow, providing academic rigor, support and community online and in the classroom.
Phone: (770) 360-1336
Accreditations/Memberships: COGNIA, SAIS, NAIS, GISA, AAAIS, GAPSEC
Tuition: $20,888 - $26,780
MOUNT PARAN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
Mount Paran Christian School exists to provide a stellar academic experience in a Christian environment. It’s crucial to guarantee a moral and faith-based foundation through everything your child learns at school. Through curricular Bible classes, weekly chapel, discipleship groups and service, faith becomes integrated into who the students are. Within small class sizes, MPCS offers 56 AP/honors courses, instructional support, robotics, STEAM/Spanish starting in PK3 and a 1:1 device program. Our job is to prepare servant-leaders in the classroom, on the ball field, on the stage and ultimately in our community. As a PK3 through 12th grade private Christian, non-denominational, college preparatory school, MPCS is committed to excellence in academics, award-winning arts and championship athletics. Founded in 1976, MPCS is fully accredited and located in the shadow of Kennesaw Mountain on a 68-acre collegiate-like campus. MPCS unites with home and church to prepare servant-leaders to honor God, love others and walk in Truth.
Phone: (770) 578-0182
Accreditations/Memberships: AdvancED/SACS, CESA ACSA, GISA, SAIS
Tuition: Please visit website
MOUNT PISGAH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
Mount Pisgah Christian School provides an outstanding college preparatory education grounded in Christian faith and values. This independent school is nondenominational, co-educational and serves children in Preschool through 12th grade. The school is known for an exceptional faculty, proven performance in personalized instruction, comprehensive AP, Honors and STEM curriculum, 46 Athletic teams, Fine Arts, a college placement program and is growing as one Atlanta’s best educational choices in North Fulton.
Location: Johns Creek/North Fulton
Phone: (678) 336-3400
Accreditations/Memberships: ACSA, GHSA, GISA, NAIS, SAIS
Tuition: $15,800 - $22,750
THE MOUNT VERNON SCHOOL
Students who attend The Mount Vernon School are empowered to discover, explore, learn, design, create and affect change. The school provides a platform for possibilities with limitless paths for impact, where learning is amplified through real-world problem solving. Students have big ideas, and when their teachers really know each individual’s curiosities and passions, incredible things can happen. Mount Vernon is a school of inquiry, innovation and impact. Grounded in Christian values, we prepare all students to be college ready, globally competitive and engaged citizen leaders. As a co-educational day school for more than 1,200 students in preschool through grade 12, Mount Vernon is a destination for students who want to design a better world. As the conditions are set for learners to excel in college, career and citizenship, Mount Vernon understands the formula required for success: a clear and compelling mission, cultural norms inviting people to step outside of their comfort zone, design principles and practices that guide teaching and learning and six significant mindsets resulting in a powerful experience. Celebrating its 50th year and 15th graduating class, Mount Vernon is expanding its footprint with graduates being accepted to schools such as Harvard University, Stanford University, United States Military Academy West Point, Barnard College, American University, University of California—Santa Barbara, Georgetown College, Swarthmore College, University of Colorado, Auburn University, Georgia Tech and University of Georgia. Mount Vernon students don’t have to wait for their ideas to matter; the work they do today can change the world and impact tomorrow. We don’t have to wait and see what the future holds—we can design a better world together, today.
Location: Sandy Springs
Phone: (404) 252-3448
Accreditations/Memberships: NAEYC, SAIS, Cognia
Tuition: Please visit the school website
NORTH COBB CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
Discover your child’s unique genius at NCCS! Whether it’s through robotics or mountain biking, on a stage or on a pitcher’s mound, students are challenged to discover their own God-given gifts. Through small class sizes, over 50 athletic teams, 16 performing arts ensembles, five Academy magnet programs, the RISE gifted program, the Moving Forward Program for academic support, dozens of AP/Honors/Dual Enrollment opportunities, and foreign language at every grade level, NCCS students in Preschool K3 through 12th grade soar. Annual retreats, weekly chapel, mentor programs and global Spring Term trips further expand student horizons while firmly planting their identity in Christ. It’s no surprise that NCCS feels like family—because it is. And in today’s world, that really matters.
Phone: (770) 975-0252
Accreditations/Memberships: Cognia, ACSI, GHSA, Metro10 League, Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC), ASCA
Tuition: $4,090 - $17,000
In 1958, an interfaith group of community leaders envisioned an inclusive learning environment open to fresh ideas and founded Pace Academy. Today, Pace serves 1,115 students in pre-first through 12th grade. Pace develops children’s passions and strengths through academics, athletics and the arts while providing global perspectives inside and outside the classroom.
Phone: (404) 262-1345
Accreditations/Memberships: AdvancED/SACS, ACCIS, College Board, Cum Laude Society, Educational Records Bureau, NACAC, NAIS, SAIS, Global Education Benchmark Group (GEBG)
Tuition: $28,460 - $32,760
RIVERSIDE MILITARY ACADEMY
For over 113 years, Riverside Military Academy has remained one of the nation’s preeminent military boarding schools. Our beautiful 200-acre campus in Northern Georgia is a place where young men in grades 6 through 12 can reach their full potential. Home to a Corps of Cadets that averages over 500 cadets from 30 nations and 30 states, our military school offers a diverse and welcoming environment. Renowned for exemplary academics, competitive athletics and adherence to the honor code, our military academy has been transforming its students into future leaders since 1907. A Military School for Teens Unlike the Rest: Riverside Military Academy isn’t just a military high school—it’s a private school, all-boys school and boarding school all in one. Riverside Military combines the challenging education of a private school with a safe, structured environment of a military school and the limited distractions of an all-boys boarding school. Every aspect of life as a cadet at Riverside Military is designed to encourage exceptional academic achievement and personal growth.
Phone: (877) MY-CADET
Accreditations/Memberships: SAIS and SACS
Tuition: $25,000 - $51,000
SAINT FRANCIS SCHOOLS
Saint Francis Schools is an independent, fully accredited school with no religious affiliation, providing an exceptional college preparatory program since 1976. Two campuses are available: Grades K through 8 in Roswell and Grades 9 through 12 in Milton. The school’s commitment to small class sizes, low pupil-to-teacher ratio and a strong emphasis on structure and organization allow students to enjoy academic success and develop the self-confidence to be successful in college. Curriculum offerings include AP, Honors, traditional, support classes and specialized reading programs, including the Wilson Reading System®. A full sports program is offered in Grades 5 through 12, including football and equestrian.
Location: Roswell / Milton
Phone: (770) 641-8257; (678) 339-9989
Accreditations/Memberships: Cognia accredited (AdvancED, SAIS / SACS)
Tuition: $14,000 - $24,000
Springmont School delivers an authentic Montessori learning experience to students 18 months through eighth grade. Individualized, hands-on lessons and activities are designed to inspire students to become creative, independent thinkers and lifelong learners. Highly experienced and caring teachers offer opportunities for independent study and collaboration, and social/emotional development is interwoven with robust academics, Art, Music, PE, Spanish and Outdoor Science instruction. Diversity, equity and inclusivity are at the heart of our core values and are evident in our strong, supportive school community. Recognized by AMI and accredited by Cognia/SACS, Springmont meets the highest standards for independent schools. Springmont graduates are confident, collaborative, engaged learners prepared for success in Atlanta’s premier high schools, as well as life beyond academics. Springmont—Extraordinary by Design.
Phone: (404) 252-3910
Accreditations/Memberships: AAAIS, AMI, Cognia/SACS, AMI, GISA, NAIS, SAIS
Tuition: $10,770 - $23,420
Atlanta’s only private elementary-only school, Trinity School is known for its inspiring academics, amazing arts program, state-of-the-art indoor and outdoor learning spaces and community that cares like no other. Everything Trinity does is designed to help children age 3 through sixth grade flourish.
Phone: (404) 231-8100
Accreditations/Memberships: Cognia/SACS, NAIS, SAIS, AAAIS, GISA, The Enrollment Management Association
Tuition: $19,350 - $28,550
THE WALKER SCHOOL
Walker is metro Atlanta’s top Pre-K3 through Grade 12 school open to all faiths. We provide a safe atmosphere for students to discover who they are and how to successfully navigate an ever-changing world. At Walker, you are challenged, supported and engaged. Most of all, you are known. You belong here!
Phone: (770) 427-2689
Accreditations/Memberships: AdvancED/SACS, SAIS
Tuition: $11,280 - $25,940
Wesleyan School is a Christian, independent K-12 college preparatory school located in Peachtree Corners. At the start of the 2019-2020 school year, Wesleyan enrolled 1,179 students from throughout the metropolitan Atlanta area.
Location: Peachtree Corners
Phone: (770) 448-7640
Accreditations/Memberships: NAIS, CESA, SAIS, GISA
Tuition: Contact school for pricing
Westminster is a coeducational Christian, independent day school, which seeks to serve students who are bright, motivated, curious and nurtured by challenge in an environment that develops leaders of conscience who will be a positive force in the world. The school was founded in 1951 and guided by a mission to prepare students for college and life. With a current enrollment of approximately 1,890 students in grades pre-first through 12th, Westminster fulfills its mission through a dynamic collaborative, interdisciplinary and experiential curriculum that engages children across the key dimensions of their growth—academic, physical and spiritual.
Phone: (404) 355-8673
Accreditations/Memberships: SAIS, NAIS, GISA, WLSA, NACAC, SACAC
Tuition: $28,520 - $32,700
Located in Smyrna, Whitefield Academy is a Christ-centered, college preparatory school serving more than 850 students in Pre-K4 through Grade 12. Whitefield seeks to serve families looking for academic excellence augmented by authentic relationships with Christ and each other. The rigorous, college prep curriculum with numerous AP and honors courses sets the framework for 100 percent of graduates to attend colleges and universities of their choice. A full range of athletic programs, visual and performing arts, STEM lab and college/career planning complement the strong academic offerings of this well-rounded school.
Phone: (678) 305-3000
Accreditations/Memberships: AAAIS, ACSI, AdvancED/SACS, SAIS
Tuition: Contact school for pricing
THE WOOD ACRES SCHOOL
Established in 1969, The Wood Acres School is an independent, highly respected school for students ages 2 through eighth grade. The school is well known for its academically advanced curriculum, small class sizes, internationally accredited Spanish program, affordable tuition and uniquely pristine 10-acre campus. Wood Acres graduates go on to attend the best private, public and magnet high schools.
Phone: (770) 971-1880
Accreditations/Memberships: GAC, ISA-Embassy of Spain
Tuition: $4,700 - $13,000
Woodward Academy represents the very best of Atlanta. Diverse in every way, it offers abundant academic, athletic, artistic and co-curricular offerings. Students create their own paths under the guidance of caring faculty, coaches, counselors, mentors and advisors—blending the resources and opportunities of a college, but with the intimacy and attention of home. Woodward’s Main Campus in College Park (Pre-K through Grade 12) and our Woodward North Campus in Johns Creek (Pre-K through Grade 6) prepare students not just for college, but also for their whole lives. A typical graduating class attends more than 100 different colleges and universities, earns upwards of $15 million in scholarship awards and goes on to successful, meaningful lives.
Location: Main Campus: College Park; Woodward North: Johns Creek
Phone: (404) 765-4001
Accreditations/Memberships: AdvancED/SACS, CEEB, GISA, NAIS, NACAC, SACAC, SAIS
Tuition: $18,300 - $28,800