McGinnis Woods Country Day School
5380 Faircroft Drive, Alpharetta
McGinnis Woods Country Day School is a private, non-parochial school offering a challenging Preschool, Elementary and Middle School education. The beautiful school is located in Alpharetta on the border of Forsyth and North Fulton counties. The Preschool accepts children as young as 6 weeks and the Elementary and Middle School teaches students in PreK 4 through 8th grade. McGinnis Woods Country Day School is GAC (Georgia Accrediting Commission), SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools), and NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) accredited. McGinnis Woods is also a member of the Georgia Independent School Association (GISA).
Classes with low student teacher ratios, provide for frequent one to one learning. The students learn through a variety of groupings including class lessons, small group activities, hands-on STEM activities, and “buddy” classes which encourage multi-age groupings. The school is equipped with an in-house broadcast system, computer labs, tablets, wireless laptop labs, interactive whiteboards, two STEM labs and robotics. Frequent guest speakers and monthly field trips reinforcing classroom learning round out the classroom experience. Annual overnight class trips are offered for students in 1st-8th grade.
The mission of McGinnis Woods is to inspire students with the passion to excel. This is accomplished by providing superior hands-on, minds on academics and inspiring a lifelong love of learning. An academic support teacher provides extra strategies for success including Orton- Gillingham instruction. Classroom curriculum includes: The Letter People, Saxon Phonics and Math, Wordly Wise, McGraw Hill, Pearson, Harcourt, Glencoe, and Core Essentials. The excellent curriculum provides students with a strong framework on which to develop academically, socially and emotionally. All classes have daily study skills and tutoring opportunities. The entire school community is committed to helping each student achieve their full potential.
Students at McGinnis Woods enjoy many enrichment classes as part of their curriculum including library and computer skills, Spanish, character education, health, music, art, band and chorus, physical education and quarterly electives for students in 5-8th grade. Community Service projects are emphasized throughout the year. Specials classes are taught by specialists and provide opportunities for students to explore and discover talents and strengths.
Competitive sports, robotics, and drama teams train year round. Athletic teams include: soccer, volleyball, cross country, basketball, tennis, and track and field. Fine Arts offerings include: drama, chorus, band, visual arts, and special performances providing an avenue for creative expression.
Elementary school hours are 8:30 a.m.-3:00 or 3:30 p.m. with Before and After School programs available for families needing extended hours. Discovery Clubs are offered during After School and include an impressive variety of choices including drama, band club, robotics, STEM club, Science Olympiad, Oratorical Club, ballet, chess, cheerleading , football, tennis, and cooking. The Preschool and After School programs are available from 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Exciting Summer Camps are also available. Junior and Senior Summer Camp Programs include a variety of theme based activities featuring fun field trips, enriching educational opportunities and on-site water activities.
The school encourages all prospective parents to tour the beautiful campus and review the curriculum. Parent involvement is strong and parents are invited and encouraged to take an active role in their child’s education. McGinnis Woods is known as a wonderful, caring school where community is strongly valued and nurtured.
An Open House will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. To experience the McGinnis Woods difference, visit www.mcginniswoods.org and set up a tour online or call 770-664-7764 to arrange a personal tour.