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, schools for learning differences, and boarding schools for your child.

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

[Featured Private Schools]

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 PreK3 through 12th grade confidently embrace challenges while developing the knowledge, skills, and cultural competence to thrive in their chosen pathways.

The Lovett School

Serving grades K-12, Lovett develops students of honor, faith, and wisdom with the character and intellect to thrived. With an emphasis on the whole child, Lovett’s rigorous academic offerings are complemented by  experiences in academics, arts, athletics, and service through an education grounded in learning, character, and community.

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 empowers students in preschool through 12th grade to discover, explore, learn, design, create and effect change. A co-educational day school for more than 1,200 students, Mount Vernon is a destination for students who will design a better world.

Pace Academy

With 1,115 students in Pre-First through grade 12, Pace strives to create prepared, confident citizens of the world. Pace develops children’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.

The Walker School

At The Walker School, the infinite worth and dignity of each student defines the approach to learning. Walker is the top PreK3-12th grade school open to all faiths in metro Atlanta. With an average class size of 16 students, each child is challenged, supported and encouraged to explore all opportunities on campus.

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 serving bright and motivated students in grade Pre-first through 12, who are curious by nature and nurtured by challenge. 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. Students are given the opportunity to become compassionate thinkers, problem solvers, and global citizens.

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.

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 from 18 months to 8th grade receive individualized attention from understanding, knowledgeable, experienced faculty.

Atlanta Academy

Atlanta Academy serves 380 private preschool-8th grade students in North Atlanta. The 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.

Atlanta Girls’ School

The only non-sectarian, all-girls school in metro Atlanta for grades 6-12, AGS’s environment is unmatched. In this small, supportive community, there’s no fear when it comes to trying something new. While ACS graduates take many paths, each leaves with the confidence to boldly lead a life of purpose.

Atlanta International School

Atlanta International School offers all three International Baccalaureate programs to more than 1,300 students from 3-year-old kindergarten through grade 12. Rigorous academics begin 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 Speech School

The Atlanta Speech School’s three preschools, K-6 elementary school for children with dyslexia, clinic with a range of services and the Rollins Center for Language and Literacy share one common goal: language and literacy for each child, to provide the strongest foundation to construct reading brains.

Brandon Hall School

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

Brightmont Academy

Brightmont Academy helps students in grades K-12 find alternative paths to becoming successful with a unique one-to-one instructional approach. Located in Alpharetta, the private school’s one student, one teacher model meets the needs of students with learning difficulties and those seeking greater academic challenges.

Brookwood Christian

Brookwood Christian is a private, non-profit school that serves students grades 1 through 12 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.

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

At The Children’s School, students 3 years-grade 8 experience nurture and challenge, independence and community. An innovative curriculum uses immersive play- and project-based learning to engage and connect students to the world around them so they can see the relevance and impact of their learning. At TCS, learning is hands-on, minds-on, and all heart.

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 success. TCS focuses on the three pillars of success: academic achievement, social skills and emotional wellness.

Cumberland Academy of Georgia

Specializing in the needs of children with high-functioning Autism, Asperger’s, ADD, ADHD and other learning differences, Cumberland Academy is an exceptional school for exceptional students in grades 4-12. By embracing the uniqueness and individual needs of each child, the academy challenges students to reach their full potential.

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 PreK3 through 12th grade confidently embrace challenges while developing the knowledge, skills, and cultural competence to thrive as enlightened contributors.

GRACEPOINT School

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.

Heritage Preparatory School

Heritage Preparatory offers an academically rigorous experience for PreK-12. Located in the heart of Atlanta, Heritage’s smaller class sizes are intentionally designed to foster deeper relationships and individualized attention.

High Meadows School

For nearly 50 years, High Meadows School has been a school where learning is an adventures. Students in preschool through eighth grade learn through experiential, immersive educational opportunities that foster a love of learning, critical thinking, and social responsibility.

Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School

HIES serves over 1,300 students PK3-12 and boasts a state-of-the-art STEM Building, Primary, Lower, Middle and Upper School facilities, a Fine Arts Building, two modern gymnasiums and four expansive athletic fields.. The HIES college-prep curriculum challenges students, encourages collaboration and inspires creative thinking.

Holy Spirit Preparatory School

Holy Spirit Preparatory School is focused on the future, preparing children from preschool to 12th grade with an education rooted in the Catholic faith. A rigorous, integrated and purposeful program enables students to understand their identity in Christ, and a discernment of their role in the world.

Lakeview Academy

Serving preK 3 through grade 12, Lakeview is an independent, college-preparatory day school in northeast Georgia. Students’ curiosity is sparked through a rigorous curriculum, and interpersonal relationships are developed through extensive extracurricular activities including award-winning fine arts, athletics and robotics.

Landmark Christian School

Landmark Christian School serves PK3-12th 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

Serving grades K-12, Lovett develops students of honor, faith, and wisdom with the character and intellect to thrived. With an emphasis on the whole child, Lovett’s rigorous academic offerings are complemented by  experiences in academics, arts, athletics, and service through an education grounded in learning, character, and community.

McGinnis Woods School

McGinnis Woods School is a private school offering a rich preschool through middle school education. The beautiful school campus located in Forsyth County includes a Nature Explore certified outdoor classroom. Instruction is designed to be hands-on with a focus on STEM learning; classes are engaging and provide for differentiation and personalized attention.

Mill Springs Academy

The Mill Springs community is dedicated to the academic, physical, and social growth of students grades K-12 who have not realized their full potential in traditional classroom settings. A stimulating and challenging learning environment maximizes individual potential and ensures that students of all levels are well-equipped for success in school and in life.

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, creating an individualized program that engages their interests and skill levels.

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. MPCS unites 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

Mount Vernon empowers students in preschool through 12th grade to discover, explore, learn, design, create and effect change. A co-educational day school for more than 1,200 students, Mount Vernon is a destination for students who will design a better world.

Mt. Bethel Christian Academy

At Mt. Bethel Christian Academy, students PreK-grade 12 are equipped to succeed as they learn, lead and serve. A 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

NCCS partners with parents of over 1,000 students in preschool K3 through 12th grade to inspire the pursuit of wonder, safeguard innocence, and discover the truth of God. Since 1983, NCCS has remained true to the calling of providing an authentically Christian, academically excellent education that honors each student’s unique genius.

Notre Dame Academy

Notre Dame Academy is Georgia’s only K through 12 Marist Catholic and IB World School. The goal of Notre Dame Academy is to integrate the teachings of the Gospel within the context of academic content, providing students with a foundation and preparing them to excel in the global economy with awareness and sensitivity to the needs of others.

OMNI International School

A language immersion school of excellence, OMNI’s rigorous academic curriculum is taught with a global perspective. A focus from PK2-6th grade is a full immersion of the Asian (Japanese or Chinese) and English languages with Spanish integrated as a 3rd language beginning at kindergarten.

Pace Academy

Serving grades Pre-first-12, Pace strives to create prepared, confident citizens of the world.  Children’s passions and strengths are developed 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.

Porter Academy

At Porter Academy, each and every child ages 4-14 years 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

Learning how to learn is one of the greatest gifts a child can receive. At Sage School, students K-grade 6 receive the tools and strategies to unlock the code of English language. Sage School provides individualized instruction to meet students’ needs in encoding, spelling, handwriting, written expression, vocabulary and reading comprehension.

Saint Francis School

The mission of Saint Francis School is to provide a college preparatory program to students in grades K-12 with diverse academic ability in a structured environment that is challenging and supportive. Kindergarten – 8th grades are located on the 24-acre Roswell Campus while the High School is located on the 47-acre Milton campus.

The Schenck School

The Schenck School’s mission is to build a solid educational foundation for students in K-6th grade with dyslexia and to develop their rich potential. Critical to student’s success is a specialized, intensive yet nurturing learning environment for students to take risks, read and succeed.

Springmont School

Springmont offers students 18 months through Middle School an authentic Montessori education. Individual, hands-on learning is focused not only on academics but also on social/emotional well-being inspires Springmont’s diverse and inclusive community of learners to become creative, independent thinkers.

St. Benedict’s Episcopal Day School

St. Benedict’s Episcopal School is a tight-knit community focused on academic excellence with the open and inclusive values of Episcopal education. Serving infant-8th grade, small class sizes mean each child is known by their teachers and peers.

St. Martin’s Episcopal School

Serving preschool-8th grade, St. Martin’s Episcopal School offers a challenging curriculum, outstanding facilities and opportunities for students to learn about the world and themselves through intellectual adventures, extracurricular opportunities and spiritual formation.

Swift School

Swift School is an independent school serving students in grades 1–8 with dyslexia and other language-based learning differences. Swift’s programming is designed to remediate the language learning challenges faced by these students while capitalizing on the strengths of dyslexic learners.

Trinity School

Trinity School is Atlanta’s only private elementary-only school and serves children age three through 6th grade. Offering high-quality, multi-sensory differentiated learning in a safe, inclusive, and nurturing environment, Trinity is known for its challenging academics, amazing arts program, and community that cares.

The Walker School

At The Walker School, the infinite worth and dignity of each student defines the approach to learning. Walker is the top PreK3-12th grade school open to all faiths in metro Atlanta. With an average class size of 16 students, each child is challenged, supported and encouraged to explore all opportunities on campus.

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 school serving bright and motivated students in grade Pre-first through 12, who are curious by nature and nurtured by challenge. 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 PreK2-8th grade. 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 2,525 students across two campuses, and a 6:1 student-teacher ratio, Woodward offers the resources and opportunities of a college or university coupled with the intimacy and attention of home. Students PreK-12th grade learn to think and engage in the world outside of themselves, and gain the confidence to make a difference.

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