The search for a new school for your child begins here. Here, 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, tuition prices and open house dates. Please note that tuition prices are for the 2018–19 school year and are subject to change. We also have a helpful private schools map, found here.
THE ALFRED & ADELE DAVIS ACADEMY
From age 4 through eighth grade, The Davis Academy provides a challenging and enriching education based on an innovative, student-centric curriculum. The learning and the “a-ha” moments happen not only in classrooms, but also in state-of-the-art science labs, a calming outdoor nature sanctuary, creativity-driving idea labs and in video conferences with students from around the globe. Beyond academics, the school teaches life skills, instills Jewish values and provides diverse experiences so students become well-balanced and self-confident individuals. The Davis Academy facilities span two campuses in the Sandy Springs/Dunwoody area with 160,000 square feet of space, which includes a 600-seat, state-of-the-art performing arts theatre, full-service dining hall and kitchen, a chapel and innovative learning space. The Davis Academy is recognized as the largest Reform Jewish Day School in the country, accredited through SACS and SAIS.
Location: Dunwoody/Sandy Springs
Phone: (770) 671-0085
Accreditations/Memberships: AdvancED/SACS, SAIS, AAAIS
Tuition: $18,503 – $24,909
Open House: General Parent Information Session: Nov. 28, 2018, 11:45 am – 1:15 pm; Mechina Specific Parent Information Session: Feb. 4, 2019, 10 am – 11:30 am
The mission of Arbor Montessori School is to develop the unique capabilities of each child through supportive relationships, joyful learning and meaningful work in a Montessori environment. We seek to foster independence in each child, preparing them to contribute with integrity to the global community. At Arbor, we prepare children to go anywhere their interests, dreams and passions take them. Students develop a relationship with their teacher that is collaborative and strong, allowing their innate curiosity and imagination to flourish as they move through the rigorous curriculum at their own pace. Since 1970, Arbor Montessori has been the premiere Montessori school in Atlanta. We are one of the largest Montessori schools in the Southeast and regarded as a beacon of Montessori education worldwide. We serve students ages 18 months to 14 years and offer full-time, part-time and all day programs.
Location: Two Decatur campuses
Phone: (404) 321-9304
Accreditations/Memberships: AMI, SAIS, SACS, AAAIS
Tuition: $10,650 – $19,450
Open House: Nov. 10, 2018, 10 am – 12 pm at our Lavista Campus; Jan. 26, 2019, 10 am – 12 pm at both campuses
Founded by teachers in 2000, Atlanta Academy, a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School, serves more than 300 private preschool through eighth grade students and their families in North Atlanta. Our mission to give every student the individual attention they need to succeed is at the core of everything we do. Small class sizes allow our teachers to understand their students’ individual strengths and help them discover their own unique talents. Together, we are fully invested in helping children grow into well-educated, independent problem solvers who are prepared to excel in high school and beyond.
Phone: (678) 461-6102
Accreditations/Memberships: AAAIS, SAIS, GISA, NAIS, Bright from the Start
Tuition: Please see website
Open House: Call to schedule a tour
ATLANTA GIRLS’ SCHOOL
Atlanta Girls’ School offers girls in grades 6 through 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.
Phone: (404) 845-0900
Accreditations/Memberships: AAAIS, AdvancED/SACS, GAC, GISA, NCGS, NAIS, SAIS
Open House: Nov. 18, 2018, 12:30 pm
ATLANTA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
Atlanta International School offers the International Baccalaureate curriculum to 1,270 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: $22,902 – $26,144
Open House: Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018
ATLANTA SPEECH SCHOOL
Atlanta Speech School campus encompasses four schools focused on language and literacy: Kenan Preschool, which develops children to be exceptionally prepared for school; Wardlaw School for children kindergarten through sixth grade with dyslexia; Stepping Stones, a preschool for children with speech/language delays; and Hamm Center, a listening, spoken language and literacy program for children from birth to 6 years old who are deaf or hard of hearing. Further, the reach extends beyond the campus with education for teachers across Atlanta and beyond through the Rollins Center for Language and Literacy.
Phone: (404) 233-5332
Accreditations/Memberships: AdvancED/SACS, GISA, NAIS, SAIS
Tuition: Lowest tuition for five-day students: $14,263; Annual tuition for highest grade: $36,004
Open House: Contact school for information
CUMBERLAND ACADEMY OF GEORGIA
For over 11 years, Cumberland has served students in grades 4 through 12 with high-functioning autism, Asperger’s, LD, ADD and ADHD and other learning challenges. The mission of the academy is to provide a safe, supportive, educational environment in partnership with faculty, staff, students and parents. Students are challenged academically with a rigorous college prep curriculum following Common Core standards with social skills integrated into the curriculum. After graduation, students continue to college or a career. Students also participate in science labs, music therapy, physical education (special needs-based), art, drama and a variety of sports and after-school clubs.
Location: Sandy Springs
Phone: (404) 835-9000
Accreditations/Memberships: AdvancED/SACS, GAC, AAAIS,
Open House: Contact school for information
THE GALLOWAY SCHOOL
The Galloway School is one of the top independent schools in metro Atlanta. Think of everything you’d expect in a great school, and you’ll find that at Galloway—great instruction, a challenging curriculum, high expectations for student achievement, a great campus with proud traditions and students who are well-prepared to head off to top-tier colleges. But at Galloway, the school culture and the student journey go beyond the ordinary school experience.
Phone: (404) 252-8389
Accreditations/Memberships: AAAIS, AdvancED/SACS, GHSA, NAIS, SAIS
Tuition: $16,999 – $27,950
Open House: Dec. 2, 2018, 1-3 pm
GRACEPOINT School is a private school located in Marietta, dedicated to remediating, enriching and accelerating 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 grade are taught using the Orton-Gillingham method, and this multisensory approach is woven into all subject areas. The student-teacher ratio is 5:1 in reading classes and 8:1 in all other core subjects.
Phone: (678) 709-6634
Accreditations/Memberships: GAPSEC, AOGPE, IDA; Affiliated with GISA, AAAIS
Tuition: $21,250 for 2018-2019 school year
Open House: Contact school for information
GREATER ATLANTA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
At GAC, deep scholarship and depth of character matter in equal measure. Learning here is an active endeavor, guided by attentive and skilled teachers and supported by flexible spaces and the best in educational technology. GAC offers award-winning visual arts, drama, dance and music programs. An abundance of global academic travel and mission experiences provide our students with greater perspective and greater preparation for their futures. Beyond developing the mind, we develop the heart as well, weaving Christ’s example into academic discipline and extracurricular activity. We believe our students are world changers.
Phone: (770) 243-2000
Accreditations/Memberships: NAIS, AAAIS, SAIS, Apple Distinguished School, CESA, GHSA, GISA, NCSA
Tuition: $17,560 – $22,155
Open House: Nov. 7, Dec. 5, Jan. 16, Feb. 27, with additional shorter tours throughout the year
HIGH MEADOWS SCHOOL
Since 1973, High Meadows School has inspired children to think critically, learn creatively, act globally and live compassionately. The school’s progressive approach encourages children to ask questions, embrace intellectual challenges, consider multiple perspectives and discover the wonders of life through experience. From an outstanding faculty and breathtaking campus to small classes and an acclaimed International Baccalaureate curriculum, High Meadows is an exceptional place to learn and grow.
Phone: (770) 993-2940
Accreditations/Memberships: AAAIS, AdvancED/SACS, GISA, IB, NAIS, SAIS
Tuition: $6,350 – $19,400
Open House: Nov. 11, 2018, 2 pm – 4 pm
HOLY SPIRIT PREPARATORY SCHOOL
Holy Spirit Preparatory School is an independent Catholic school serving students age 6 months to grade 12. Holy Spirit 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.
Phone: (678) 761-7992
Accreditations/Memberships: AdvancED/SACS, GISA, NAIS, NCEA, SAIS
Tuition: $6,510 – $24,065
Open House: Preschool: Nov. 5, 2018; Kindergarten: Oct. 25, 2018; K-7th: Nov. 6, 2018; 8th-12th: Nov. 7, 2018
KILLIAN HILL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
Killian Hill Christian School, one of Gwinnett County’s first Christian schools, has been serving the community since 1972. From humble beginnings as a preschool to a fully accredited K-12 college preparatory school serving students on a beautiful campus, Killian Hill’s mission has remained the same: “to assist parents in their God-given responsibility of educating their young people.” Education at Killian Hill begins with the solid foundation of a biblical worldview on which a stable framework of academic excellence is built. Balanced fine arts and athletic programs complement a focus on proper self-discipline and worthy character.
Phone: (770) 921-3224
Accreditations/Memberships: SACS, ACSI, GICAA
Tuition: $4,500 – $15,550
Open House: Wednesday Open Houses at 9 am on Nov. 7, 2018; Dec. 5, 2018; Jan. 16, 2019; Feb. 6, 2019; March 13, 2019; April 17, 2019; May 1, 2019; Sunday Open Houses at 2 pm on Jan. 27, 2019 and March 3, 2019
KING’S RIDGE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
Entering its 18th year as a multi-denominational, Christ-centered, college preparatory/life preparatory PreK-12th grade school in Alpharetta, Georgia, where students can develop their full potential in an environment created to support their success. Students receive personal counseling to help them achieve entrance into the post-secondary schools of their dreams. It is more than a school—it is a community preparing Christian Leaders Worth Following. For a private tour, contact Admissions at (770) 754-5738, ext. 136 or visit our website.
Phone: (770) 754-5738
Accreditations/Memberships: AAAIS, NAIS, SAIS, GISA, ERB, SSAATB, GHSA, AISAP, NACAC, SACAC, North Fulton Chamber of Commerce
Tuition: Ranges from $6,500 – $19,995
Open House: Nov. 8 from 5 pm – 7 pm with a high school musical to follow. Parents will gather in the High School at 5 pm for a brief presentation or at 6 pm before touring the school of their choice. Showtime: 7:30 pm; Location: Student Center; Featuring: Newsies
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: AdvancED, GA Independent School Association (GISA), GICAA (GA Independent Christian Athletic Association), Duke TIP (Talent Identification Program), International University Alliance, Georgia Futures and Georgia HOPE
Tuition: Minimum: $6,400; Maximum $15,600 (resident rates, finance charges apply for payment plans)
Open House: Schedule a personal tour and consultation that is convenient for you.
MJCCA Preschools are a special community, one that builds confidence, lifelong friendships and a love of learning. We offer a progressive curriculum, specialty enrichment classes and an infusion of Jewish values, all in a safe and loving environment. The Weinstein School in Dunwoody sits on a 52-acre campus and welcomes children ages 6 weeks through Transitional Kindergarten. Our new MJCCA Schiff School at Temple Emanu-El in Sandy Springs offers programs for children 6 weeks through Pre-K. The Sunshine School in East Cobb welcomes 1 year olds through Pre-K children. We invite you to take a tour of one—or all!
Location: The Weinstein School in Dunwoody, The MJCCA Schiff School in Sandy Springs and The Sunshine School in East Cobb
Phone: (678) 812-3833
Accreditations/Memberships: The Weinstein School is NAEYC and SACS accredited, The Sunshine School is NAEYC accredited and 3 Star Quality Rated.
Tuition: $4,067 – $17,490
Open House: N/A
MILL SPRINGS ACADEMY
Since 1981, Mill Springs Academy has been supporting student learning by raising expectations and developing self-motivation, all while providing skills and values for life to students with ADHD and/or learning disabilities. The school’s 85-acre campus in north Fulton County is nestled in the beautiful rolling hills and pastureland of Alpharetta, where it serves ADHD/LD students from 50 ZIP codes. A broad range of fine arts and a competitive athletic program foster interests and/or hidden talents. Small classes and an individualized curriculum help to capitalize on strengths while learning compensatory strategies. An extended day program is also available during the school year. In the summer months, camps and summer school are open to all students.
Phone: (770) 360-1336
Accreditations/Memberships: AdvancED/SACS, SACS, SAIS, NAIS, GISA, AAAIS
Tuition: $19,500 – $25,000
Open House: Wednesdays at 9 am on Nov. 7, 2018 and Jan. 23, Feb. 13, Mar. 13, April 10, May 8, 2019
BETHEL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
Mt. Bethel Christian Academy, which has two campuses located in East Cobb, is a junior kindergarten through 12th grade 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. In 2018, Mt. Bethel Christian Academy was designated a National Blue Ribbon School and is now in elite company as one of only 50 private schools in the nation to be so awarded. Bus services from Dunwoody/Sandy Springs and Smyrna are available.
Location: Both campuses are in Marietta
Phone: (770) 971-0245
Accreditations/Memberships: SAIS, SACS
Tuition: See website
Open House: Oct. 14 at 1 pm on North Campus (2509 Post Oak Tritt, 30062); Nov. 4 at 1 pm on Main Campus (4385 Lower Roswell Road, 30068); Nov. 29 at 9 am on North Campus; Jan. 18, 2019, at 9 am on Main Campus; Jan. 19, 2019, at 9 am on North Campus
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 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 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 PreK3 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 (SAIS/AdvancED) 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: Visit website
Open House: All grades: Dec. 6, 2018; Jan. 24 and Feb. 21, 2019; PreK Preview: Jan. 10, 2019; Weekly Wed. Tours at 10 am (on-going)
MOUNT PISGAH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
Mount Pisgah Christian School provides an outstanding college-preparatory education grounded in Christian faith and values. Mount Pisgah is an independent, nondenominational, co-educational school that serves children from 6 weeks old through grade 12. The school 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) 336-3400
Accreditations/Memberships: ACSA, GHSA, GISA, NAIS, SAIS
Tuition: $14,950 – $20,395
Open House: Contact school for information
MOUNT VERNON PRESBYTERIAN SCHOOL
Established in 1972, Mount Vernon Presbyterian School serves children ages 6 weeks through grade 12 and is dedicated to creating a learning environment that equips all students to be college ready, globally competitive and engaged citizen leaders. Grounded in Christian values, Mount Vernon is a school of inquiry, innovation and impact, amplifying the skills needed to engage in real-world, people-centered problem solving. Through design thinking and project-based learning, students are encouraged to interact with experts in local, national and global communities to design a better world. 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 54 athletic teams. Extending the school’s mission, the Mount Vernon Institute for Innovation (MVIFI) provides leadership in transformational learning and school redesign.
Location: Sandy Springs
Phone: (404) 252-3448
Accreditations/Memberships: NAEYC, AdvancED/SACS, Ashoka Changemaker Schools Network, GHSA, IDEO Teachers Guild, SAIS
Tuition: Visit website
Open House: Dec. 1, 2018, 12:30 – 2:30 pm
In 1958, an interfaith group of community leaders envisioned an inclusive learning environment open to fresh ideas and founded Pace Academy. Today, Pace serves 1,105 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: $24,575 – $28,300 (2018-2019 school year)
Open House: Middle and Upper School: Nov. 17, 2018 at 1 pm (parents and students welcome); Lower School: Nov. 18, 2018 at 1 pm (parents welcome)
Paideia, a school of just over 1,000 children ages 3 through grade 12, is located near Emory University in Atlanta. In addition to advocating intellectual, civic, artistic and physical development, the school seeks to cultivate the development of a child’s ethical self. Paideia strives for racial, cultural and economic diversity and works hard to be a place that embraces families from all backgrounds.
Phone: (404) 270-2312
Accreditations/Memberships: SACS, NAIS, SAIS
Tuition: $13,143 – $25,116
Open House: Half-day 3, 4, and 5 year olds: Oct. 2, 2018; Nov. 5, 2018; Nov. 28, 2018; Jan. 8, 2019 at 6:30 – 7:15 pm (register online); All levels Prospective Parent Meeting (adults only): Oct. 2, 2018; Nov. 5, 2018; Nov. 28, 2018; Jan. 8, 2019; Jan. 24, 2019 at 7:30 – 9 pm; Junior High Visiting Day: Oct. 23, 2018; Dec. 3, 2018; Jan. 10, 2019; Jan. 22, 2019 at 10:30 am – 12:40 pm (register online); High School Visiting Day: Oct. 16, 2018; Nov. 6, 2018; Nov. 30, 2018; Jan. 11, 2019; Jan. 23, 2019 at 9:45 am – 12:45 pm (register online)
Springmont, the oldest Montessori school in the Southeast, offers an educational experience unlike any other in metro Atlanta. Students from 18 months through middle school are engaged in hands-on, project-based learning, guiding their curiosity towards meaningful discoveries. Opportunities to build skills in collaboration, inquiry and presentation, all foundational to developing mastery, are plentiful. Recognized by AMI and accredited by SAIS/SACS, Springmont meets the highest standards in education for independent schools, and our middle school is a springboard to Atlanta’s premier high schools. Springmont — nothing less than extraordinary.
Phone: (404) 252-3910
Accreditations/Memberships: AAAIS, AdvancED/SACS, AMI, GISA, NAIS, NAMTA, SAIS
Tuition: $10,350 – $24,000
Open House: Jan. 10, 2019; Jan. 27, 2019
STRONG ROCK CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
Strong Rock 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 students in pre-K3 through grade 12.
Location: Locust Grove
Phone: (678) 833-1200
Tuition: $6,050 – $13,130
Open House: Every Tuesday morning at 9 am
An elementary-only independent school located in Atlanta, Trinity School is known for its challenging 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 ages 3 through grade 6 flourish.
Phone: (404) 231-8100
Accreditations/Memberships: AdvancED/SACS, NAIS, SAIS, AAAIS, GISA, AISAP
Tuition: $17,750 – $25,300
Open House: Oct. 25, 2018, 9:30 – 11:30 am; Nov. 13, 2018, 9:30 – 11:30 am; Dec. 5, 2018, 9:30 – 11:30 am; Jan. 9, 2019, 9:30 – 11:30 am
THE WALKER SCHOOL
Walker is metro Atlanta’s nonsectarian independent school for families of Early Learners (age 3) through 12th graders who are seeking an engaging educational experience within a caring and diverse community where meaningful relationships inspire transformative learning.
Phone: (770) 427-2689
Accreditations/Memberships: AdvancED/SACS, SAIS
Tuition: $10,300 – $23,680
Open House: Nov. 13, 2018; Jan. 26 and 27, 2019; Feb. 2, 2019
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 1,860 students in grades pre-first through 12th, Westminster fulfills its mission through a dynamic 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: $25,405 – $29,275
Open House: Nov. 10 (Lower School), Nov. 30 (Middle School and Athletics Sessions), Dec. 1 (Upper School), Jan. 11 (Middle School and Athletics Session)
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: $10,650 – $23,300
Open House: Jan. 26, 2019
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 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.
Phone: (770) 971-1880
Accreditations/Memberships: GAC, ISA-Embassy of Spain
Tuition: $4,500 – $12,400
Open House: Nov. 4, 2018 and Jan. 27, 2019
At Woodward Academy, one size doesn’t fit even two. From pre-K through 12th grade, Woodward is a place where your child can study Gauguin and golf, Copernicus and coding, rhetoric and robotics—all in one day. Every child’s education is a unique expedition, a decades-long journey of growth and enlightenment that twists and turns through paths both charted and uncharted. At Woodward, we provide the compass.
Location: Main Campus: College Park; Woodward North: Johns Creek
Phone: (404) 765-4001
Accreditations/Memberships: AdvancED/SACS, CEEB, GISA, NAIS, NACAC, SACAC, SAIS
Tuition: $17,600 – $27,750
Open House: Visit website