The Atlanta Area Association of Independent Schools (AAAIS) provides framework and structure for its private schools and information for the families who wish to know more about private education. There are 76 private schools in the AAAIS, and more specific information about AAAIS can be found at There are also multiple private schools in the counties surrounding Atlanta that can be considered.

For information on Christian schools, visit the Atlanta Christian Schools Association at

Choosing a private school can be an overwhelming process. Below are a few featured private schools in and around Atlanta.

Independent School Profiles

Alfred and Adele Davis Academy (PreK–8)
(770) 671-0085 (lower school)

(770) 804-9191 (middle school)
In addition to its challenging academics, students at Davis Academy also learn values, life skills and a strong background in Judaic studies. As an accredited Reform Jewish Day School, “Davis Academy strives to create a community in which children develop a life-long love for learning and commitment to Jewish life founded on morals, values and ethics, grounded in Torah,” according to the school’s website. Its focus on 21st century learning, as well as athletics, extracurricular activities and the fine arts, ensures that students grow to be confident, motivated and appreciative of the diversity around them.

Bridgeway Christian Academy (PreK-4–8)
(770) 751-1972

This Alpharetta school was founded in 1998 with the mission of providing a quality, Christ-centered education. BCA’s nurturing environment begins with its small class sizes: fewer than 20 for PreK-4 through fifth grade, 22 for the middle school. It is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Association of Christian Schools International, so parents can be sure their children are getting a quality education. As well as North Fulton, students come from Gwinnett, Cherokee and southern Forsyth counties to attend BCA, and represent more than 80 different churches across the metro area.

The Cottage School (6–12)
(770) 641-8688

The Cottage School began in 1985 as an after-school tutoring program for academically frustrated students. While the original “campus” was a one-room office in a Roswell office park, students now have access to a 23-acre wooded campus. Its enrollment of only 150 ensures that all students receive the one-on-one attention they need in order to achieve success, and the school has stayed true to its mission to serve students who were disillusioned or discouraged with more traditional educational environments. TCS also teaches basic work and life skills, such as managing a budget, study skills and organizational skills.

Fellowship Christian School (PreK-4–12)
(770) 992-4975 (elementary school)
(770) 993-1650 (middle and high school)

Fellowship Christian began in 1986 serving students in kindergarten through eighth grade. The high school was added in 1993 and the Pre-K program in 2007. Current enrollment across all grades is 834 students, who attend 70 different churches. Located on a 30-acre campus in Roswell, FCS boasts computer labs, new playgrounds and an athletic building that includes facilities for baseball, football, softball, soccer, tennis and track and field. FCS also values the arts, beginning art and music classes in its Pre-K program and offering performing arts, yearbook, digital design and web design to its middle school and high school students.

Greenfield Hebrew Academy (PreK–8)
(404) 843-9900

As the first Jewish day school in the U.S. to earn SACS accreditation, Greenfield has been setting the educational standard in the Atlanta area since 1953. GHA has also been honored as a National School of Excellence by the Council for American Private Education. The curriculum includes general studies in language arts, math, science and social studies, as well as Judaic studies. Students at GHA consistently excel in regional and statewide competitions, in everything from science and math to writing.

High Meadows School (PreK–8)
(770) 993-2940

Founded in 1973, High Meadows occupies a 40-acre campus in the heart of Roswell. Student enrollment is approximately 400, and the school is an International Baccalaureate World School and is also accredited by SACS and the Southern Association of Independent Schools. High Meadows engages students in an inquiry-based approach to learning, so that they develop a strong sense of personal responsibility and respect for other perspectives. Almost all of High Meadows’ students go on to attend the independent high school of their choice.

Holy Spirit Preparatory School (PreK-2–12)
(678) 761-7992

Founded in 1996 in order to fill a need for Catholic schools in the Atlanta area, Holy Spirit began as a kindergarten through fifth grade school. It added one grade per year and graduated its first high school class in 2006. Its educational philosophy is informed by its mission statement: “Every child has been blessed by God with unique potential; our mission is to inspire each child with an education that is Catholic, classical and complete.” Students at Holy Spirit experience a holistic approach to education and are encouraged to become leaders who seek fuller knowledge of themselves, the world around them, and God.

King’s Ridge Christian School (K–12)
(770) 754-5738

Founded in 2011 by the Advancement for Christian Education, King’s Ridge occupies 116 acres in Alpharetta, and most of its students live within 10 miles of the campus. Student enrollment is around 760, and the school maintains a student/teacher ratio of 8-1. King’s Ridge has earned accreditation from SACS, SAIS and the Georgia Accrediting Commission. Its rigorous academic program and strong focus on community service (high school students must complete 50 hours of service prior to graduation) mean that students are well prepared for their college years and professional careers.

Mill Springs Academy (1–12)
(770) 360-1336

Mill Springs focuses on the “whole child” by creating a multidisciplinary academic plan for each student, based on a variety of evaluations, communications and observations. This approach is in line with founder Tweetie L. Moore’s belief that “if a student can’t learn the way we teach … we should teach the way a student can learn,” a philosophy that is especially important for its students who have been diagnosed with learning differences such as dyslexia or attention deficit. In addition to its college-prep focused curriculum—with 95 percent of students earning college acceptance—the school also offers a communication arts school for grades seven through 12.

Mount Vernon Presbyterian School (Preschool–12)
(404) 252-3448 (preschool–6)
(404) 250-5880 (7–12)

Located on 37 acres in Sandy Springs, Mount Vernon was established in 1972 and has a current enrollment of nearly 900. With 100 percent of its student having access to a laptop computer, Mount Vernon understands the role of technology in encouraging creative problem-solving. The school also values learning outside of the classroom and offers travel opportunities for cultural arts, college tours, mission trips and internships. Students at Mount Vernon perform more than 10,000 hours of community service every year.

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Private Schools in Atlanta

Atlanta City Private Schools

Atlanta Girls’ School
(404) 845-0900

Atlanta International School
(404) 841-3840

Atlanta School, The
(404) 688-9550

Atlanta Speech School
(404) 233-5332

Christ the King School
(404) 233-0383

Donnellan School, The
(404) 255-0900

Galloway School, The
(404) 252-8389 

Holy Spirit Preparatory School
(678) 904-2811

Lovett School, The
(404) 262-3032

Mt. Vernon Presbyterian School
(404) 252-3448

Pace Academy
(404) 262-1345

St. Martin’s Episcopal School
(404) 237-4260

Westminster Schools, The
(404) 355-8673

Woodward Academy
(404) 765-4000

Woodward Academy is metro Atlanta’s long-proven college-preparatory independent school for families who want the certainty of more complete preparation for college and life. Tapping into more than a century of educational wisdom, Woodward transforms each student’s experience into a tangible opportunity for learning and growth. Woodward students develop a deep respect for difference as they collaborate with others who come from 23 metro Atlanta counties, and from a broad array of religious, economic, and ethnic backgrounds. Because of the Woodward experience, Academy graduates are notably confident and well-prepared as they enter the complex and evolving world.

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Cherokee County Private Schools

American Heritage Academy
(770) 926-7779

Cherokee Christian School
(678) 494-5464    

Community Christian School
(770) 479-9535

Harvest Baptist School
(770) 974-9091

Cobb County Private Schools

Atlanta Classical Christian Academy
(770) 874-8885

Covenant Christian School
(770) 435-1596

East Cobb Christian School
(770) 565-0881

First Baptist Christian School
(770) 422-3254       

Mt. Bethel Christian Academy
(770) 971-0245
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Shiloh Hills Christian School
(770) 926-7729

Walker School (The)
(770) 427-2689

Dekalb County Private Schools

Atlanta North School of SDA
(770) 512-8456

Benjamin Franklin Academy
(404) 633-7404        

Green Forest Christian Academy
(404) 286-0479

Horizons School
(404) 378-2219         

Mt. Carmel Christian School
(770) 279-8443

St. Martin’s Episcopal School
(404) 237-4260          

St. Peter Regional Catholic School
(404) 241-3063

Waldorf School of Atlanta (The)
(404) 377-1315

Forsyth County Private Schools

Cornerstone Schools
(770) 205-8202

Covenant Christian Academy
(770) 674-2990

Ivy League Montessori School
(770) 781-5586         

Lakeview Academy
(770) 532-4383

Pinecrest Academy
(770) 888-4477

Fulton County Private Schools

Alpharetta International Academy
(770) 475-0558        

Atlanta Academy, The
(404) 252-9555

Bedford School (The)
(770) 774-8001

Blessed Trinity Catholic High School
(678) 277-9083        

Cottage School (The)
(770) 641-8688

Donnellan School, The
(404) 255-0900      

Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School
(404) 255-4026

Holy Redeemer Catholic School

Landmark Christian
(770) 306-0967        

Mill Springs Academy
(770) 360-1336        

St. Francis Day School
(770) 641-8257       

Trinity School
(404) 231-8100

Queen of Angels Catholic School

Gwinnett County Private Schools

Collins Hill Christian School
(770) 962-0642        

Hebron Christian Academy
(770) 962-5423

Hopewell Christian Academy
(770) 903-3387

Killian Hill Christian School
(770) 921-3224         

Perimeter Christian School
(770) 582-6680

Providence Christian Academy
(770) 279-7200         

St. John Neumann Catholic
(770) 381-0557

Wesleyan School
(770) 448-7640