Cornerstone Preparatory Academy (K–12)
Founded in 2004, Cornerstone Preparatory Academy is a certified University-Model School, which means students attend classes both on campus and in their homes. This helps them develop the study skills and work ethic necessary to succeed in a college environment. Current student enrollment at CPA is 380. In their junior and senior years, students who qualify may participate in the school’s dual enrollment program with Kennesaw State University; currently more than 10 percent of CPA’s students take advantage of this opportunity. Graduating seniors recently earned more than $700,000 in college scholarships. Extracurricular activities include entrepreneur classes, drama, engineering and newspaper.
Cumberland Christian Academy (PreK-3–12)
Cumberland Christian Academy has been providing students an education steeped in biblical philosophy since 1989. Class sizes average about 20 students, with a low student/teacher ratio. CCA is accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International. High school students have access to college and career counseling to help with applications. Between 2011 and 2013, 100 percent of the school’s graduating seniors had received acceptance to an institute of higher learning. Fine Arts electives help students become a part of worship-centered music programs and private lessons are also available in the visual and performing arts.
East Cobb Christian School (K–8)
In addition to its emphasis on biblical teachings and prayer, East Cobb Christian School also involves students’ families in the educational process. Parents of first- and second-grade students teach a class four to six times a year. Parents of students in other grade levels assist with classroom projects and chaperoning field trips throughout the year. Class sizes throughout the school top out at 16 students, with most classes in the lower school having between eight and 12 students. The program for grades four through eight is accredited by the Georgia Accrediting Commission.
The Wood Acres School (PreK-2–8)
Originally known as the Wood Acres Country Day School, Wood Acres was founded in 1969 and moved to its present location in 1983. It is accredited by the Georgia Accrediting Commission and also the Foreign Language Association of Georgia. The Embassy of Spain, Office of Education, has designated the school as an International Spanish Academy—one of the few schools in Georgia to be so honored—and students can begin their foreign language studies at the age of 3. Wood Acres’ low student/teacher ratio and rigorous academics make it one of the metro area’s best values for independent education.