Best Private Schools in Atlanta

Looking for the best private school in Atlanta for your child? Atlanta Parent’s private school guide provides information on schools from all over the metro area. Atlanta moms and dads look to us for school advice because we provide the most comprehensive lists in our January Education Issue, in our annual Education Guide, and in our online directories. Schedule a visit for a school open house. Also check out our guide to top preschools in Atlanta, Montessori-based schools, and boarding schools for your child.

Where to start? Look below for our list of Atlanta private schools:

[Featured Private Schools]

Table of Contents

Atlanta International School

Atlanta International School offers all three International Baccalaureate programs to more than 1,320 U.S. and international students from K-12. Rigorous academics are enriched by a world-class language acquisition program, which begins with a full immersion Preschool program in French, German, Chinese and Spanish and continues with partial and dual immersion from 5K to Grade 5.

Atlanta Montessori International School

Atlanta Montessori International School is an AMI-accredited Montessori school for children ages 8 weeks to 15 years. The campuses in Cliff Valley and Druid Hills provide a high-quality, authentic Montessori education that aims to foster independence, global awareness, creativity, and a deep love of learning.

Endeavor International School

Endeavor International School is Dunwoody’s first high school offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme which aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people. Their rigorous and dynamic educational program is designed to create active, responsible global citizens and incorporates Montessori principles to meet their physical, intellectual and emotional needs.

Endeavor Montessori

Endeavor Montessori at Dunwoody serves children from 6 weeks to 12 years and approaches learning with a focus on developing the whole child through critical thinking, cultural awareness and entrepreneurship. The curriculum is distilled from the experiences and knowledge of more than 200 esteemed Montessori teachers from across the country.

Fellowship Christian School

Fellowship Christian School offers a complete, preparatory and personal Pre-K to 12th grade education. They have intentional diploma tracks, specialized academic enrichment and support programs in a place where students can truly belong.

Galloway School

Located in Chastain Park, The Galloway School is an independent day school where students age 3 through grade 12 develop an abiding love for learning. Guided by a unique approach to teaching and learning, Galloway offers learning experiences that inspire them to become fearless learners for life.

Holy Spirit Preparatory School

Holy Spirit Preparatory School is a young, accomplished institution, and one of the few independent Catholic schools in the Atlanta metro area. The School serves students from 6 months through 12th grade and its high school has been named one of the top Catholic high schools in the country.

Mount Paran Christian School

Mount Paran Christian School is a PreK3-12th grade private Christian, non-denominational, college-preparatory school committed to excellence in academics, award-winning arts and championship athletics. The school’s mission is to unite with home and church to prepare servant-leaders to honor God, love others, and walk in truth.

The Mount Vernon School

Established in 1972 and located in Sandy Springs, Mount Vernon inspires innovation in preschool through 12th grade. Students acquire a balance between academic rigor, social/emotional needs and character development with access to more than 54 sports teams, 90+ arts opportunities, global travel, and numerous student-led initiatives and clubs.

Mt. Bethel Christian Academy

At Mt. Bethel Christian Academy, students are equipped to succeed as they learn, lead and serve. Their college-preparatory curriculum challenges students with a STEM program, honors/AP classes, robotics, world languages, domestic and international mission trips, plus digital/fine arts opportunities.

Pace Academy

With 1,115 students in Pre-First through grade 12 and a 9:1 student-teacher ratio, Pace focuses on developing each child’s passions and strengths through academics, athletics and the arts, while providing global perspectives in the classroom and an integrated experience after the bell rings. Pace students come to view the world through a global lens with an innovative academic curriculum.

The Walker School

Located just two miles from historic Marietta Square, The Walker School is the only Pre-K-12 independent school in North Atlanta that provides each student with a tailored educational experience based on his or her talents, interests, and academic goals. The commitment to diversity provides a safe atmosphere for students to discover who they are and how to successfully navigate an ever-changing world.

Wesleyan School

At Wesleyan, it’s not a matter of choosing faith or intellect, but rather using both to create the best possible education for your child. The leadership and faculty work to provide students with an atmosphere that is challenging, reinforces the value of hard work, and emphasizes character and integrity above accomplishment.

Westminster

Westminster is a coeducational Christian, independent school which seeks to serve students who are bright, motivated and curious by nurturing them through challenge. With an enrollment of 1,870 students in grades pre-first through 12, Westminster fulfills its mission through a curriculum that engages children across the key dimensions of their growth – academic, physical, and spiritual.

Atlanta Private Schools

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. Learning by experience helps students develop a set of skills applicable across the curriculum.

Annunciation Day School

Established in 2002, Annunciation Day School (ADS) has grown rapidly into a Preschool and K-8th grade school centered in Christ, children and community. Their diverse community is a blend of parishioners, neighbors and newcomers to DeKalb County, and the school is filled with joy and the love of learning.

Atlanta Academy

Atlanta Academy serves over 350 private preschool-8th grade students in North Atlanta. Their forward-thinking curriculum is enriched with a variety of opportunities for students, in order to build the confidence and skills they need to succeed at prestigious private high schools, top-ranking public schools and magnet programs.

Atlanta International School

Atlanta International School offers all three International Baccalaureate programs to more than 1,320 U.S. and international students from K-12. Rigorous academics are enriched by a world-class language acquisition program, which begins with a full immersion Preschool program in French, German, Chinese and Spanish and continues with partial and dual immersion from 5K to Grade 5.

Atlanta Music High School

Atlanta Music High School brings the professional faculty of two independent and established schools, Capstone Academy and Community Music Centers of Atlanta, into collaboration at a shared campus, for the purpose of offering rigorous academics and deep immersion in pre-professional musical training. AMHS empowers classical, jazz, rock and folk music students with an academic education.

The Children’s School

The Children’s School is an age 3-grade 8 school located in the heart of Midtown, empowering students to dive in headfirst, hands-on and open-hearted into the grand lifelong adventure that is learning. They embrace play in everything because it is essential to intellectual, social, emotional, physical and cultural development.

Covenant Christian School

Since 1975, CCS has sought to define education in the reformed and classical traditions while developing Christian character in Biblical truths. CCS has students in K4 through grade 8, and a dedicated staff of teachers, aides and administrators.

The Davis Academy

Education of the whole child is at the heart of The Davis Academy’s mission, where outstanding faculty strive to foster the development of each child’s unique talents. Students emerge as confident learners with a strong sense of self and an enlightened appreciation of the world around them.

Fellowship Christian School

Fellowship Christian School offers a complete, preparatory and personal Pre-K to 12th grade education. They have intentional diploma tracks, specialized academic enrichment and support programs in a place where students can truly belong.

Galloway School

Located in Chastain Park, The Galloway School is an independent day school where students age 3 through grade 12 develop an abiding love for learning. Guided by a unique approach to teaching and learning, Galloway offers learning experiences that inspire them to become fearless learners for life.

High Meadows School

Since 1973, High Meadows School has inspired children in preschool through eighth grade to think critically, learn creatively, act globally and live compassionately. Adventure, play and discovery go hand in hand with extraordinary academic preparation and exemplary student outcomes.

Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School

Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School is Atlanta’s only comprehensive Episcopal school, with approximately 1,300 students PK3-12. On the 43-acre campus, HIES has a stand alone Primary School, Lower School, Middle School and Upper School, as well as a Fine Arts Building, two modern gymnasiums and four expansive athletic fields.

Holy Spirit Preparatory School

Holy Spirit Preparatory School is a young, accomplished institution, and one of the few independent Catholic schools in the Atlanta metro area. The School serves students from 6 months through 12th grade, and its high school has been named one of the top Catholic high schools in the country.

The Howard School

The Howard School serves children with language-based learning differences filled with a robust academic curriculum, athletic, arts and community leadership opportunities. Students develop a strong understanding of their own learning profile, which empowers them to advocate for their own learning needs both in school and beyond.

Intown Community School

Current families travel from many Atlanta area zip codes to gain an Intown Community School education to prepare their children for success in their further studies and in life. They believe parents are the primary educators of their children, and they help you raise life-long learners.

Landmark Christian School

Landmark Christian School, ranked as one of the best schools in the state, serves K4-12th with campuses conveniently located in Fairburn and Peachtree City. Landmark invests in the spiritual, academic and overall development of children with engaging academics, Christian values and immense opportunities creating an exceptional education and exceptional graduates.

The Lovett School

At The Lovett School, students develop intellect and confidence in an academic setting that has a national reputation. As a college preparatory institution, the coursework is strong, and creative and critical thinking, intellectual curiosity and a love of learning are major objectives.

Lyndon Academy

Lyndon students inspire others with their loyalty, curiosity, and bravery to tackle the unknown. In turn, the Academy provides students with the support and encouragement they need to achieve goals and build the future they desire.

McGinnis Woods Country Day School

McGinnis Woods Country Day School is a private, non-parochial school offering a challenging preschool-grade 8 education. 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.

Mount Paran Christian School

Mount Paran Christian School is a PreK3-12th grade private Christian, non-denominational, college-preparatory school committed to excellence in academics, award-winning arts and championship athletics. The school’s mission is to unite with home and church to prepare servant-leaders to honor God, love others, and walk in truth.

Mount Pisgah Christian School

Mount Pisgah Christian School is a top-rated independent preschool-12th grade school located in the heart of North Fulton in Atlanta. Known for providing an outstanding college prep education grounded in Christian faith and values, 100% of students are accepted into a four-year college or university.

The Mount Vernon School

Established in 1972 and located in Sandy Springs, Mount Vernon inspires innovation in preschool through 12th grade. Students acquire a balance between academic rigor, social/emotional needs and character development with access to more than 54 sports teams, 90+ arts opportunities, global travel, and numerous student-led initiatives and clubs.

Mt. Bethel Christian Academy

At Mt. Bethel Christian Academy, students are equipped to succeed as they learn, lead and serve. Their college-preparatory curriculum challenges students with a STEM program, honors/AP classes, robotics, world languages, domestic and international mission trips, plus digital/fine arts opportunities.

North Cobb Christian School

From its founding in 1983 to today’s thriving student body of nearly 1,000 learners on an expansive 50-acre campus, North Cobb Christian School remains true to the calling of faith and family. An 11:1 student-to-teacher average and diversely qualified teachers scaffold students to unearth their God-given gifts.

Notre Dame Academy

Notre Dame Academy is the only Pre-K2 through 12 Marist Catholic and IB World School in the state of Georgia. ND Academy teaches students to identify problems, work cooperatively as a team, listen to others, take risks and present their ideas.

OMNI International School

OMNI’s mission is to develop the whole student on all developmental domains and prepare them to be active and engaged in an interrelated world with an international advantage. The School operates under the premise that language is an integral key to global citizenship.

Pace Academy

With 1,115 students in Pre-First through grade 12 and a 9:1 student-teacher ratio, Pace focuses on developing each child’s passions and strengths through academics, athletics and the arts, while providing global perspectives in the classroom and an integrated experience after the bell rings. Pace students come to view the world through a global lens with an innovative academic curriculum.

The Premo School

At The Premo School, children have the space and time to play, make mistakes, experiment, take risks, find their voices, reflect, and grow. The school is a community of Young 5’s-8th grade learners, led by a faculty of master teachers.

Saint Francis School

Saint Francis Schools is an independent, not for profit school with no religious affiliation, providing an exceptional college preparatory program serving the students of metro Atlanta since 1976. Grades K-8 are located on the Roswell campus while the High School is located on the Milton campus.

Saint Thomas More Catholic School

Saint Thomas More Catholic School is a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence using challenging standards and curriculum to create exceptional academic achievement for students in Kindergarten through 8th grade. The faculty, staff and administration provide a challenging learning environment that is Christ-centered and based on Catholic values and traditions.

St. Benedict’s Episcopal Day School

At St. Benedict’s Episcopal Day School, education transforms lives. They encourage students to tap into their innate curiosity for exploring their world through discovery and active learning.

St. Martin’s Episcopal School

St. Martin’s Episcopal School serves 630 students in preschool through 8th grade. They offer a challenging curriculum, outstanding facilities and many opportunities for students to learn about the world and themselves through intellectual adventures, extracurricular opportunities and spiritual formation.

Tabula Rasa – The Language Academy

Tabula Rasa creates a family-like environment where 3 months through fifth graders become fluent in a second language (Spanish), become familiar with a third language (French or Chinese) and learn the culture of the countries speaking that language. A strong aspect of the daily programs and activities involves diversity, respecting the environment and each other.

Trinity School

Serving children age three through sixth grade, Trinity School has found the right balance of cherishing the magic of childhood while preparing students for the future. Trinity’s mission is to create a community of learners, in which each child develops the knowledge, skills and character to achieve his or her unique potential.

The Waldorf School of Atlanta

Celebrating over 30 years, The Waldorf School of Atlanta offers a revolutionary notion – that in the midst of a high-speed world, children should be provided a timeless space to do their sacred work. The Waldorf curriculum is rich in every branch of academics and enlivened with the arts and practical skills.

The Walker School

Located just two miles from historic Marietta Square, The Walker School is the only Pre-K-12 independent school in North Atlanta that provides each student with a tailored educational experience based on his or her talents, interests, and academic goals. The commitment to diversity provides a safe atmosphere for students to discover who they are and how to successfully navigate an ever-changing world.

Wesleyan School

At Wesleyan, it’s not a matter of choosing faith or intellect, but rather using both to create the best possible education for your child. The leadership and faculty work to provide students with an atmosphere that is challenging, reinforces the value of hard work, and emphasizes character and integrity above accomplishment.

Westminster Schools

Westminster is a coeducational Christian, independent school which seeks to serve students who are bright, motivated and curious by nurturing them through challenge. With an enrollment of 1,870 students in grades pre-first through 12, Westminster fulfills its mission through a curriculum that engages children across the key dimensions of their growth – academic, physical, and spiritual.

Whitefield Academy

Whitefield Academy is a Christ-centered, college preparatory school serving more than 850 students in grades PreK-12. Whitefield maintains a solid academic reputation with its numerous AP and honors courses, and a rigorous curriculum that sets the framework for 100 percent of its graduates to matriculate to colleges and universities.

Woodward Academy

With 2,505 students spanning two campuses, Woodward offers the resources of a college with the intimacy and attention of home. Each student can create their own path within a diverse community under the guidance of caring faculty, coaches, counselors and advisors.

Atlanta Montessori Schools

Arbor Montessori School

At Arbor Montessori School, students become lifelong learners, creative problem-solvers, collaborators, and global citizens who want to make a difference in the world. Every day, children receive individualized attention from understanding, knowledgeable, experienced faculty.

Atlanta Montessori International School

Atlanta Montessori International School is an AMI-accredited Montessori school for children ages 8 weeks to 15 years. The campuses in Cliff Valley and Druid Hills provide a high-quality, authentic Montessori education that aims to foster independence, global awareness, creativity, and a deep love of learning.

Carlisle Montessori School

At Carlisle Montessori School, each child is provided a strong Montessori foundation in the most important first six years of life, which provides opportunities for leadership, purposeful independence, sense of community and critical thinking skills. Carlisle aims to provide a beautiful, safe and challenging environment that inspires independence, creativity, social consciousness, personal responsibility and a love for learning.

Endeavor International School

Endeavor International School is Dunwoody’s first high school offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme which aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people. Their rigorous and dynamic educational program is designed to create active, responsible global citizens and incorporates Montessori principles to meet their physical, intellectual and emotional needs.

Endeavor Montessori

Endeavor Montessori at Dunwoody serves children from 6 weeks to 12 years and approaches learning with a focus on developing the whole child through critical thinking, cultural awareness and entrepreneurship. The curriculum is distilled from the experiences and knowledge of more than 200 esteemed Montessori teachers from across the country.

International Montessori Academy

International Montessori Academy has a unique community of children and families, as there are more than twenty nationalities represented among their families and staff. The Montessori environments at IMA are specifically designed to support each child’s independence and passions.

With campuses at Sharon Springs and Vickery, they provide students with a Montessori education that opens minds and sharpens intellectual skills, while inspiring confidence and self-sufficiency. These schools offer age-appropriate Montessori programs for children from 6 weeks to 18 years.

Montessori at Vickery Academy

With campuses at Sharon Springs and Vickery, they provide students with a Montessori education that opens minds and sharpens intellectual skills, while inspiring confidence and self-sufficiency. Working in a supportive environment with experienced educators, students are given the tools and resources to gain a world-class education.

Montessori School at Emory

With over 175 students, from 15 months through 14 years, the Montessori School at Emory supports the whole child and prepares them for life through accredited, authentic quality Montessori programs. Children are given one-on-one instruction from their teacher which creates an individualized program that engages their interests and skill levels.

Springmont School

Since 1963, Springmont has offered students 18 months through 8th grade an authentic, AMI-accredited Montessori experience where individualized learning inspires students to become creative, independent learners. Their child-centered approach is to educate the whole child academically, socially and emotionally.

The Suzuki School

The Suzuki School thrives with a mission to develop a lifelong love of learning, by nurturing each child’s natural talent and ability in partnership with the parents. A low student/teacher ratio assures each child receives focused attention from degreed teachers in a collaborative setting.

Click here for more Montessori Schools.

Special Needs and Learning Differences

Atlanta Public Schools

Atlanta Public Schools Child Find services can open a window of hope for a brighter future for infants and toddlers who are at risk of developmental delay. A free, appropriate, public education with a full continuum of services is available to all eligible children.

Atlanta Speech School

As the nation’s most comprehensive center for language and literacy, the Atlanta Speech School’s four schools, five clinics and professional development center share one common mission: to work within each program and collaborate across all programs to help each person develop his or her full potential through language and literacy.

Brookwood Christian

Brookwood Christian is a private, non-profit school that serves students who have not been successful in public or private schools due to their unique learning needs. Many of the students are diagnosed with a language-based learning disability such as dyslexia.

Center Academy

Founded in 1968, Center Academy is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools/AdvancED, accepts Georgia Special Needs Scholarships and provides a college-prep environment for students with different learning styles. Center Academy serves grades 4-12 and offers summer programs in a small, safe setting.

The Cottage School

The Cottage School combines small class sizes, a workplace model, and the implementation of study skills to provide students in grades 4-12 with mild to moderate learning differences an opportunity to achieve academic and social success. TCS focuses on the three pillars of success: Academics, Socialization and Emotional Wellness.

Cumberland Academy of Georgia

College prep academics for special needs students in grades 4-12 with Asperger’s, ADD, ADHD and other learning differences. Fully-accredited with small classes. Cumberland Academy is an exceptional school for exceptional students.

GRACEPOINT

Students in grades one through eight receive a comprehensive, high-quality education program that combines remediation with enrichment and acceleration. Students typically complete remediation in three to four years allowing them to transition into a more traditional educational environment.

Porter Academy

At Porter Academy, each and every child has the potential to have a bright, successful future. Rather than creating a one-size-fits-all education model, the faculty focuses on creating a program that is tailored to each student’s specific academic, developmental, and social-emotional needs.

Sage School

Sage School is an independent school for students with dyslexia using the Orton-Gillingham Approach to teach students in all subjects. Students benefit from small student to teacher ratios in core classes, ensuring individualized learning for every student, effective remediation and the ability to transition back to mainstream school.

The Schenck School

The Schenck School is widely regarded as one of the top schools for dyslexic students in the United States. The strategy is focused, accelerated remediation of dyslexia using the highly effective Orton-Gillingham Approach.

Special Needs Schools of Gwinnett

Special Needs Schools of Gwinnett exists for its students; the students do not exist for the school. Students don’t have to fit into the classes; the class and program is made to meet the individual student’s needs, and each student has something to offer his classmates.

Swift School

Swift School is an independent school for students in grades 1-8 with dyslexia and language-based learning differences. At Swift, an individualized program is designed for each student to enhance their unique strengths and address specific challenges.

Click here for more Atlanta private schools.

Visit AtlantaParent.com

Recent Posts