Academe of the Oaks
146 New Street, Decatur
Academe of the Oaks College-preparatory by design, Academe of the Oaks’ innovative Waldorf high school curriculum includes coursework in mathematics, sciences, and humanities; fine and practical arts; drama and music; and environmental education. At Academe, students’ hands-on introduction to science through experiential learning in the lab and in the field is complemented by a humanities focus on classic and contemporary primary sources. Learning by experience helps students develop a set of skills applicable across the curriculum. Knowing “how to learn” means, that no matter what the subject, Academe students understand what questions to ask. An experiential approach prioritizes student performance. By rearticulating the meaning of a text or an experiment through speech or dramatic interpretations, students discover the truths of a lesson for themselves. In turn, each opportunity to perform builds understanding and establishes a lifelong love of learning. Students leave Academe confident in their ability to ask the essential questions and to lead others to the discovery of meaning.
Located just east of downtown Decatur, Academe of the Oaks serves students in grades 9-12. Please visit www. academeatlanta.org for more information.