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Metro Atlanta Private Schools

The search for your child’s new private school begins here. Browse through the following list and you’ll find a sampling of schools in metro Atlanta. Each mini profile features a description of the school, its location, contact information, accreditations and memberships, tuition prices and open house dates. Please note tuition prices are for the 2015-16 school year and are subject to change.

From kindergarten prep through eighth grade, The Davis Academy provides a challenging and enriching secular and Jewish education. The program includes outstanding academics, fine arts and athletics, integrated technology and 21st century learning, world languages, contemporary Judaism, guiding values and community projects at two state-of-the-art campuses. The Davis Academy is a warm, welcoming family community.
Location: Dunwoody/Sandy Springs
Phone: (770) 671-0085
Website: davisacademy.org
Accreditations/Memberships: SACS, SAIS, GAC
Tuition: $18,503-$21,255
Open House Dates: Nov. 11; Jan. 14, 2016

Arlington Christian is celebrating more than 50 years in quality education, preparing students for college and beyond. ACS offers a pre-K4-12 college-preparatory program that incorporates a Christian atmosphere into the learning experience. ACS also offers strong spiritual, academic, fine arts and athletic programs designed to educate and develop the whole child.
Location: Fairburn
Phone: (770) 964-9871
Website: arlingtonchristian.org
Accreditations/Memberships: SACS, GAC
Tuition: $5,500-$8,850
Open House Dates: call to schedule a tour

Atlanta Girls’ School offers girls in grades 6-12 a college-preparatory curriculum of the highest standards. Graduates attend Ivy League schools, prestigious liberal arts colleges, leading Southeastern universities and respected research institutes. AGS was custom-built for one purpose: girls’ achievement and success. Girls attending AGS learn to take appropriate risks, be courageous leaders, give back to their communities and project personal confidence and competence in all they do.
Location: Buckhead
Phone: (404) 845-0900
Website: atlantagirlsschool.org
Accreditations/Memberships: GAC, SAIS, SACS, NCGS, NAIS
Tuition: $21,950
Open House Date: Nov. 15

Celebrating its 30th school year, Atlanta International offers the International Baccalaureate curriculum to 1,160 U.S. and international students in pre-K3-12. 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.
Location: Buckhead
Phone: (404) 841-3840
Website: aischool.org
Accreditations/Memberships: AAAIS, SAIS, CIS, AdvancEd, IB
Tuition: $20,647-$23,570
Open House Date: Dec. 5

The Atlanta Speech School encompasses four schools focused on language and literacy; a preschool that develops children who are exceptionally prepared for school; an elementary school for children with dyslexia; a preschool for children with speech/language delays; and a listening, spoken language and literacy program for children ages birth to 6 who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Location: Buckhead
Phone: (404) 233-5332
Website: atlantaspeechschool.org
Accreditations/Memberships: SACS, SAIS, NAIS, GISA
Tuition: $7,994-$34,454
Open House Dates: call to schedule a tour

The mission of Bedford is to maximize the potential of students with learning differences and develop foundations for success. Students in first through ninth grades who have been professionally identified as having learning differences such as dyslexia and ADD/ADHD will receive the proper academic remediation to develop skills for success.
Location: Fairburn
Phone: (770) 774-8001
Website: thebedfordschool.org
Accreditations/Memberships: SACS, GAC, SAIS, International Dyslexia Association, Learning Disabilities Association of America, Georgia Association of Private Schools for Exceptional Children
Tuition: $18,250
Open House Dates: see website

Children’s Academy offers programs for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old. In their bright and spacious classrooms, teachers strive to provide a fun and nurturing experience for all children. They use Creative Curriculum to guide children to explore and learn from the world around them.
Location: Newnan
Phone: (678) 658-9488
Website: childrensacademyofnewnan.com
Tuition: varies by age

Founded in 1985, The Cottage School is located on 23 acres in the heart of Roswell. The school is entering its 31st year of providing a comprehensive educational program to middle and high school unique learners. The Masters in Special Education Resource Guide named The Cottage School as one of their Top 50 Best Private Special Needs Schools in the United States. As a nonprofit, The Cottage School maintains a non-discriminatory policy in all school programs.
Location: Roswell
Phone: (770) 641-8688
Website: cottageschool.org
Accreditations/Memberships: AdvancEd for SAIS and SACS
Tuition: $24,200-$24,950
Open House Dates: middle school: Tuesdays or Thursdays, 8:30 or 10:30 a.m.; high school: Mondays or Wednesdays, 8:30 or 10:30 a.m.

Serving fourth through 12th-graders and postgraduate, Cumberland is a special needs academy with a focus on the needs of students with high functioning Autism, Asperger’s, LD, ADD/ADHD and other learning differences. Students are challenged in college-preparatory academics with a strong emphasis on social and life skills. All Cumberland teachers have special education credentials and provide a positive learning environment. Cumberland offers a variety of sports and after-school activities, including cheer, cross country, basketball, Girl Talk and LEGO Club.
Location: Sandy Springs
Phone: (404) 835-9000
Website: cumberlandacademy.org
Accreditations/Memberships: SACS-CASI, GAC
Tuition: $22,750
Open House Dates: call to schedule a tour

Greater Atlanta Christian offers a dynamic experience to 1,800 students pre-K3-12. GAC consistently adopts new learning strategies to better prepare students for collegiate careers at top universities. The 81-acre campus provides resources from state-of-the-art facilities to new programs: Environmental Center, digital learning environments and opportunities for personalized and project-based learning. Whether a child excels in academics, arts or athletics, they have access to endless opportunities on one campus.
Location: Norcross
Phone: (770) 243-2000
Website: greateratlantachristian.org
Accreditations/Memberships: SAIS, GISA, AAAIS, NCSA, GHSA, Apple School of Distinction, The Coalition of Lighthouse Schools, All Kinds of Minds School of Distinction
Tuition: $5,795-$17,795
Open House Dates: Oct. 13, Nov. 24; Jan. 12, Feb. 9 & March 8, 2016

High Meadows’ innovative, inquiry-based, integrated preschool through eighth-grade curriculum emphasizes love of learning, creativity, meaningful connections, environmental responsibility and excellence. The school was recently named a Green Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education and is highly respected and consistently recognized for best practices by other major educational organizations.
Location: Roswell
Phone: (770) 993-2940
Web: highmeadows.org
Accreditations/Memberships: IB, PYP, SAIS, SACS, NAIS, GISA, AAAIS
Tuition: $5,860-$18,070
Open House Dates: Nov. 8; Jan. 24, 2016

Holy Spirit Prep is an independent Catholic school serving students age 6 months-12th grade. It seeks to create a unique communion of joy among students, teachers and faculty, and prepare students for a lifetime of happiness, in the context of a faithful Catholic education.
Location: Atlanta
Phone: (678) 761-7992
Website: holyspiritprep.org
Accreditations/Memberships: NAIS/SAIS/GISA, SACS, NCEA
Tuition: $6,005-$22,465
Open House Dates: upper school: Oct. 28; lower school & preschool: Oct. 26; all school: Jan. 31, 2016

Killian Hill Christian has served kindergarten through 12th-grade students in Gwinnett County since 1972. The experienced faculty offers a curriculum that supports a strong biblical worldview, critical thinking, discovery and investigation and collaboration. With an aggressive academic program, balanced integration of technology in all grades along with well-balanced sports, fine arts and extracurricular activities, it educates the whole child in preparation for the 21st century.
Location: Lilburn
Phone: (770) 921-3224
Website: khcs.org
Accreditation/Membership: SACS
Tuition: $6,125-$10,225
Open House Dates: Nov. 11, Dec. 9; Jan. 13, Feb. 10, March 2 & 23, & April 20, 2016

A Christ-centered, multi-denominational college-preparatory school, King’s Ridge offers classes for students in pre-K through 12th grade. Students are prepared to not only gain admission to the college of their choice, but to demonstrate success while completing college and launching into their lives.
Location: Alpharetta
Phone: (770) 754-5738
Website: kingsridgecs.org
Accreditations/Memberships: SACS, SAIS, GAC
Tuition: $6,500-$18,275
Open House Date: Jan. 31, 2016

Lanier Christian partners with parents to prepare their kindergarten through 12th-grade students to become Jesus followers and world leaders. Through excellent academics, Christian discipleship and championship athletics, it lays a foundation of faith and equips students for kingdom service.
Location: Flowery Branch
Phone: (678) 828-8350
Website: northgeorgiachristian.org
Accreditations/Memberships: ACSI, SACS
Tuition: $6,200-$9,500

Lovett is a community that seeks to develop young men and women of honor, faith and wisdom with the character and intellect to thrive in college and in life. Founded in 1926 by Eva Edwards Lovett, it continues today as an Atlanta independent school that serves children in kindergarten through 12th grade. With an emphasis on the whole child, Lovett provides integrated experiences in academics, arts, athletics and service through an education grounded in learning, character and community.
Location: Northwest Atlanta
Phone: (404) 262-3032
Website: lovett.org
Accreditations/Memberships: SACS, SAIS
Tuition: $21,650-$25,630
Open House Dates: kindergarten: Nov. 14; grades 1-8: Nov. 15; grades 9-12, Jan. 21, 2016

Mill Springs is a values-based educational community dedicated to the academic, physical and social growth of students in first through 12th grades who have not realized their full potential in traditional classroom settings.
Location: Alpharetta
Phone: (770) 360-1336
Website: millsprings.org/visitus
Accreditations/Memberships: SACS, SAIS
Tuition: $22,151-$23,540
Open House Dates: Nov. 11; and Jan. 20, Feb. 10, March 9, April 13, May 11, 2016

Mt. Bethel Christian, which has two campuses located in east Cobb, is a pre-K-12 school emphasizing academic excellence presented through a Christian worldview. This Christ-centered program offers strong academics coupled with a competitive athletic program and extracurricular activities. Bus services from Dunwoody/Sandy Springs and Smyrna are available.
Location: Marietta
Phone: (770) 971-0245
Website: mtbethelchristian.org
Accreditations/Memberships: SAIS, SACS
Tuition: $9,950–$14,500
Open House Dates: Main Campus: Nov. 12; Jan. 10 & 27, 2016; North Campus: Oct. 18, Nov. 15; Jan. 14, 2016

For 40 years, Mount Paran Christian has been committed to an unapologetic faith and the translation of that faith in the academic, arts and athletic experiences of its students. With an emphasis on helping each student develop their unique, God-given talent, MPCS lives out the school mission statement of “Uniting with home and church to prepare servant-leaders who honor God, love others and walk in truth.” Its students are challenged to make a difference, impact culture and affect change.
Location: Kennesaw
Phone: (770) 578-0182
Website: mtparanschool.com
Accreditations/Memberships: SACS, SAIS
Tuition: $5,246-$16,095
Open House Dates: see website

Mount Pisgah Christian provides an outstanding college-preparatory education grounded in Christian faith and values. Pisgah is an independent, non-denominational, co-educational school that serves children from 6 weeks old through 12th grade. It is known for an exceptional faculty with a passion for teaching and has quickly become the school of choice for families desiring top quality education.
Location: Johns Creek
Phone: (678) 336-3443
Website: experiencepisgah.org
Accreditations/Memberships: SAIS, NAIS, GISA, GHSA, ACSA
Tuition: $12,900-$18,980
Open House Date: Jan. 23, 2016

Serving children from infancy through 12th grade, Mount Vernon Presbyterian is a school of inquiry, innovation and impact. Grounded in Christian values, it prepares students to be college ready, globally competitive and engaged citizen leaders. As a partner of the Institute of Design at Stanford University, MVPS opened the Center for Design Thinking in 2010, engaging students in real-world, people-centered problem solving. Impacting the wider Atlanta area, Mount Vernon students perform more than 10,000 hours of community service each year. Additionally, students can participate in one or more of the school’s 45 teams. Extending the mission of MVPS, its Institute for Innovation delivers 21st century teaching and learning to local and global communities.
Location: Sandy Springs
Phone: (404) 252-3448
Website: mountvernonschool.org
Accreditations/Memberships: SACS, SAIS, Ashoka Changemaker Schools Network, IDEO Teachers Guild, GHSA
Tuition: $7,650-$19,975
Open House Dates: Dec. 5; check website for group tours through February 2016

North Cobb Christian is an independent, interdenominational Christian school serving pre-K3 through 12th grade. Founded in 1983, it offers a college-preparatory program, distinguished scholar program, honors classes and AP classes. Additionally, for those students who have clearly defined where their talents lie and how to best use those gifts to serve the Lord, NCCS has developed an Academy Program.
Location: Kennesaw/Acworth
Phone: (770) 975-0252
Website: ncchristian.org
Accreditations/Memberships: AdvancEd (formerly SACS), ACSI
Tuition: $4,325-$13,995
Open House Dates: Nov. 14; Jan. 9, Feb. 6, March 8, April 21, May 12 & June 7, 2016

Pinecrest is a pre-K3 through 12th-grade, college-preparatory Catholic school that provides an atmosphere of academic rigor and critical thinking in a Christ-centered environment while preparing students to become Christian leaders eager to transform a global society. Following the educational philosophy of the Legionaries of Christ, Pinecrest implements Integral Formation method to develop the spiritual, intellectual, human and apostolic dimensions of the whole person.
Location: Cumming
Phone: (770) 888-4477
Website: pinecrestacademy.org
Accreditations/Memberships: SACS, SAIS, NAIS, NCEA, College Board, 2014 National Blue Ribbon School
Tuition: $6,500-$15,345
Open House Dates: Nov. 8; Jan. 31, 2016

SAE is an independent, nonprofit school in southern Cobb County that provides a truly unique and individualized educational experience. Its project-based learning approach is the cornerstone of a rigorous academic program that will propel its students across the finish line in 12th grade as leaders and problem solvers.
Location: Mableton
Phone: (678) 239-3200
Website: saeschool.org
Accreditation/Membership: GAC
Tuition: $8,750-$12,250
Open House Dates: Nov. 14; Jan. 16 & Feb. 6, 2016

Engaged learning occurs daily at Springmont for children ages 18 months to 14 years old. Lessons are experienced, not just taught. Located on a park-like campus in Sandy Springs, Springmont has used the Montessori approach for more than 50 years and guides students in developing intellectual skill while helping children make discoveries and find their places in the world.
Location: Atlanta
Phone: (404) 252-3910
Website: springmont.com
Accreditations/Memberships: SACS, SAIS, AMI, AAAIS, GISA, NAIS, NAMTA
Tuition: $9,010-$19,980
Open House Dates: Nov. 5; Jan. 10 & 28, 2016

Founded in 1959, St. Martin’s Episcopal School educates children pre-K3-8. The school’s social and spiritual community, combined with challenging academic and extracurricular programs in athletics, fine arts, journalism and more, provide a unique sense of place for leadership and faith-based character development.
Location: Brookhaven
Phone: (404) 237-4260
Website: stmartinschool.org
Accreditations/Memberships: SAIS, SACS, NAIS, GISA
Tuition: $11,250-$18,900
Open House Dates: Nov. 7; Jan. 20 & 23, & Feb. 4, 2016

Strong Rock Christian is a private Christian school that provides a rigorous college-preparatory and Biblical worldview education. Its mission is to “glorify God and partner with families in educating and inspiring their children to impact the world for Jesus Christ-The Strong Rock.” Located in Henry County, the 138-acre campus offers phenomenal facilities, state-of-the-art technology and the finest faculty that pours Christ-like love in to pre-K3 through 12th-grade students.
Location: Locust Grove
Phone: (678) 833-1200
Website: strongrockchristianschool.com
Accreditations/Memberships: SACS/AdvancED
Tuition: $5,605-$11,900
Open House Dates: every Tuesday at 9 a.m.

Walker is Cobb County’s college-preparatory day school for children ages 3 through 12th grade. It is an independent school for families seeking an engaging educational experience within an intimately scaled, caring and diverse community where opportunities abound and meaningful relationships inspire transformative learning.
Location: Marietta
Phone: (770) 427-2689; (678) 581-6891
Website: thewalkerschool.org
Accreditations/Memberships: SACS, SAIS
Tuition: $8,820-$20,100
Open House Dates: Early Learners-K: Oct. 29, Dec. 3; Feb. 7, 2016; lower school: Nov. 12; Jan. 10, 2016; middle/upper school: Nov. 14; Jan. 25, 2016

Whitefield, a Christ-centered, college-preparatory school, serves 780 students in pre-K4 through 12th grade. Situated on a beautiful 80-acre campus, it has established a solid academic reputation collegiately as its numerous AP and honors courses and a rigorous curriculum sets the framework for 100 percent of its graduates to attend colleges and universities, with the 2015 graduating class earning more than $7.7 million in scholarships. It also features an extensive life and career-planning program in its upper school.
Location: Smyrna/Vinings
Phone: (678) 305-3027
Website: whitefieldacademy.com
Accreditations/Memberships: SACS, SAIS, AAAIS, ACSI
Tuition: $10,220-$20,390
Open House Dates: parent information coffee: Nov. 13; family open house: Jan. 23, 2016

Established in 1969, Wood Acres is an independent, highly respected school for students ages 2 through eighth grade. It is well known for its cutting-edge curriculum, 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.
Location: East Cobb/Marietta
Phone: (770) 971-1880
Website: woodacresschool.org
Accreditations/Memberships: GAC, ISA-Embassy of Spain
Tuition: $3,750-$10,700
Open House Dates: Nov. 8; Jan. 24, 2016

Woodward is metro Atlanta’s long-proven, college-preparatory independent school for families that want the certainty of more complete preparation for college and life. Tapping into more than a century of educational wisdom, it transforms each student’s experience into a tangible opportunity for learning and growth.
Location: Main (pre-K-12): College Park; North (pre-K-6): Johns Creek
Phone: Main: (404) 765-4001; North: (404) 765-4490
Website: woodward.edu
Accreditations/Memberships: SACS, NAIS, GISA, SAIS, SACAC, NACAC, CEEB
Tuition: $15,100-$4,800
Open House Dates: Main: Nov. 1; North: Nov. 8