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 Viewbook, 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:

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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.

Galloway School

Located in Chastain Park, The Galloway School is an independent day school community where learning is joyful, individuals are valued, and self-discovery is encouraged. Galloway students in Pre-K through 12th grade confidently embrace challenges while developing the knowledge, skills, and cultural competence to thrive as enlightened contributors in their chosen pathways.

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 JK-grade 12 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 K3-grade 12 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.

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 Piedmont School of Atlanta

The Piedmont School of Atlanta provides children with challenges in learning, language, and social problem-solving with an education that addresses their individual academic, social, and emotional needs, preparing them to actively and independently engage in their communities.

The Walker School

The Walker School is a 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 K-grade 12 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 1,896 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 Girls’ School

Atlanta Girls’ School inspires girls in grades 6-12 to lead lives of purpose and to be world-class problem-solvers. AGS provides a challenging college-preparatory program in a learning environment designed to foster the full potential of each student, enabling her to become a vital contributor to our complex global society.

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.

Brandon Hall School

Brandon Hall School challenges students in grades 6-12 to lead lives of leadership, scholarship, and service. The boarding and day school celebrates learning, fosters global citizenship, embraces diversity, and inspires students to find their path and lead the way.

Capstone Academy

Capstone Academy is a fully accredited, college prep school serving students in grades 5-12. An innovative structure delivers high-quality college-prep education while empowering students with the flexibility they need to pursue their passions in music, arts, drama, athletics and more. without sacrificing family-life balance.

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 PK-grade 8 emerge as confident learners with a strong sense of self and an enlightened appreciation of the world around them.

Eaton Academy

Eaton Academy designs education solutions in a K-12 academic environment devoted to meeting students’ individual needs. Programs in both group and individual settings provide an academically challenging college preparatory curriculum. A 5:1 overall student-to-teacher ratio allows instructors to address students’ personal learning styles.

Galloway School

Located in Chastain Park, The Galloway School is an independent day school community where learning is joyful, individuals are valued, and self-discovery is encouraged. Galloway students in Pre-K through 12th grade confidently embrace challenges while developing the knowledge, skills, and cultural competence to thrive as enlightened contributors in their chosen pathways.

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 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.

Intown Community School

Current families travel from many Atlanta area zip codes to gain an Intown Community School education to prepare their children K-grade 8 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.

Lyndon Academy

Lyndon students inspire others with their loyalty, curiosity, and bravery to tackle the unknown. In turn, the Academy provides students PreK-grade 12 with the support and encouragement they need to achieve goals and build the future they desire.

McGinnis Woods School

McGinnis Woods School is a private, non-parochial school offering a challenging preschool-8th grade 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 JK-grade 12 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, K3-grade 12, 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.

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.

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

St. Benedict’s Episcopal Day School focuses on academic excellence with the values of Episcopal education.  Students PreK-grade 8 are encouraged to tap into their innate curiosity for exploring their world through discovery and active learning, inspiring them to think critically, problem solve and collaborate.

St. Joseph Catholic School

“Educating the mind, expanding the heart.” St. Joseph Catholic School provides quality education to students in K-8th grade. The school strives to instill not only a sense of the importance of a first-rate education, but also the importance of life-long education and the attainable goals that are within their grasp.

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.

Still Waters International Academy

Still Waters International Academy provides a Christ-centered education for children ages 6 months-8th grade in an environment that develops academic excellence, spiritual growth, and deep love for God. Students are prepared to succeed in competitive environments and develop their unique abilities.

Trinity School

Serving children age three through grade 6, 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 Walker School

The Walker School is a 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 K-grade 12 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 1,896 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.

The Wood Acres School

The Wood Acres School provides an exceptional, affordable private school experience for PreK2-8. Wood Acres is known for its accelerated curriculum, integration of STEM and STEAM activities, and teaching Spanish as a second language. Situated on nine spacious acres, students enjoy daily recess and outside exploration along with academic rigor.

Woodward Academy

With 2,505 students PreK-grade 12 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.

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.

Covered Bridge Montessori

Covered Bridge Montessori provides a nurturing environment for ages 14 months-12 years and  promotes the academic, physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual growth of its students. Each child is encouraged to discover their talents and reach their full potential. Locations in Norcross and Smyrna.

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.

Montessori In Town

Since 2005, Montessori In Town has been dedicated to quality education and the partnership between home and school. Children age 14 months to 12 years are offered the very best learning environment to become peaceful, productive, and creative members of society.

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.

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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.

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.

Fulton County Schools

Fulton County Schools serves students with disabilities – including but not limited to developmental, speech and language delays, autism, hearing, vision and orthopedic impairments – who are parentally placed in private school or homeschooled, and who attend a private school or reside within the Fulton County School District.

GRACEPOINT

GRACEPOINT is a private Christian school providing dyslexic students in grades 1-8 a fully immersive program combining remediation with enrichment and acceleration using the Orton-Gillingham method.  GRACEPOINT strives to bring out the brilliance of the dyslexic learner, equipping 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.

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