Academe of the Oaks
146 New Street, Decatur
Academe of the Oaks, an innovative Waldorf high-school, integrates intellectual, practical, social, and aesthetic pursuits in an educational program that is both local and global, holistic, humanistic, and purposeful.
College-preparatory by design, Academe’s 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 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 students’ voices. Through public presentations and dramatic interpretations, students discover the truths of lessons for themselves. Students leave Academe confident in their ability to ask the essential questions and to lead others toward the discovery of meaning.
Located just east of downtown Decatur, Academe of the Oaks serves students in grades 9-12. Please visit academeatlanta.org for more information.