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Choosing the Best School

Barrow County Public Schools (770) 867-4527
Number of schools 8 Elementary Schools, 4 Middle Schools, and 2 High Schools.

Bartow County Public Schools (770) 606-5800
Number of schools 12 Elementary Schools, 4 Middle Schools, and 4 High Schools.

Cherokee County Public Schools (770) 479-1871
Number of schools 24 Elementary Schools, 7 Middle Schools, and 7 High Schools

Clayton County Public Schools (770) 473-2706
Number of schools 39 Elementary Schools, 14 Middle Schools, and 9 High Schools

Cobb County Public Schools (770) 426-3300
Number of schools 72 Elementary Schools, 25 Middle Schools, and 17 High Schools

Marietta City Schools (770) 422-3500
Number of schools 8 Elementary Schools, 2 Middle Schools, and 1 High School.

Dekalb County Public Schools (678) 676-1200
Number of schools 87 Elementary Schools, 20 Middle Schools, and 26 High Schools.

Douglas County Public Schools (770) 651-2000
Number of schools 21 Elementary Schools, 8 Middle Schools, and 6 High Schools.

Fayette County Public Schools (770) 460-3535
Number of schools 17 Elementary Schools, 6 Middle Schools, and 5 High Schools.

Forsyth County Public Schools (770) 887-2461
Number of schools 20 Elementary Schools, 9 Middle Schools, and 6 High Schools.

Fulton County Public Schools (404) 768-3600
Number of schools 64 Elementary Schools, 22 Middle Schools, and 17 High Schools.

Atlanta City Public Schools (404) 802-3500
Number of schools 64 Elementary Schools, 19 Middle Schools, and 23 High Schools.

Gwinnett County Public Schools (678) 301-6000
Number of schools 83 Elementary Schools, 26 Middle Schools, and 23 High Schools.

Buford City Public Schools (770) 945-5035
Number of schools 1 Elementary School, 1 Middle School, and 1 High School.

Hall County Public Schools (770) 534-1080
Number of schools 20 Elementary Schools, 6 Middle Schools, and 7 High Schools.

Gainesville City Public Schools (770) 536-5275
Number of schools 5 Academies, 1 International Baccalaureate World School, 1 Middle School, and 1 High School.

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.

North Fulton, your new hometown!

Welcome home!

With a county seat of Atlanta, Fulton County always has plenty to do and see. More than 90 percent of the city of Atlanta is in Fulton County, and North Fulton is known as the affluent part of the county. The cities of Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Milton, Mountain Park, Roswell, Sandy Springs and most of Atlanta thrive under the umbrella of North Fulton, with the entire county encompassing 528.7 square miles. Each city in North Fulton has its own sense of community, providing a perfect mix of suburban, town square living and one of the fastest-growing state capitals in the country.

North Fulton is a powerhouse of economic development, aptly named the “Golden Corridor” of Atlanta. The broad spectrum of industries that call North Fulton home along the Georgia 400 corridor prove the county has much to offer. Consistently ranking as one of the fastest-growing areas in the country, its strong focus and support for businesses large and small, top-ranked schools and much more, North Fulton is one of the best places in the country to do business. The headquarters of three Fortune 500 companies — two in the top 10 of the metro Atlanta area — have found massive success in this county, where the business climate is renowned for its affordable and developable real estate and building sites, a diverse and educated workforce, easy access to Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport and a plethora of business services and benefits.

The arts are alive in North Fulton, with Fulton County Arts & Culture linking residents to exhibits, gallery openings and art centers year around. Johns Creek Arts Center and the Abernathy Arts Center offer a wealth of entertainment and culture to the county, while Atlanta itself is known as the arts capital of the Southeast. Music series, arts camps and boutiques, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and much more bring visitors from all over to support the strong arts culture in North Fulton.

From great parks and outdoor spaces, top-notch education systems and cultural centers, to a strong business climate for large or small businesses and a high quality of life, North Fulton has all you need to maximize your life in metro Atlanta.

Get Out and Play!

Get Out and Play!
North Fulton is home to a multitude of parks, playgrounds, gardens and other greenspaces. There are even dog parks for your four-legged friends to run around off-leash. This list is far from exhaustive, as it doesn’t take into account many of the neighborhood parks, pocket parks and passive spaces scattered throughout the county. Keep in mind that some of these parks are run by the county parks and recreation department, while others are run by the city in which they are located. For more information, visit www.fultoncountyga.gov.

Big Creek Greenway
Five access points in Alpharetta (Alpharetta YMCA; Haynes Bridge Road; North Point Mall; Kimball Bridge Road; Marconi Drive)
Info: 8-mile concrete trail

Cogburn Road Park
12825 Cogburn Road
Info: 2 picnic pavilions; playground; walking trails; arboretum

North Park
13450 Cogburn Road
Info: 7 lighted tennis courts; 2 multipurpose synthetic turf fields; 8 lighted softball fields; 2 picnic pavilions; 2 playgrounds; adult activity center; arts building; Rotary Reflection Garden; walking trail

Providence Park
13440 Providence Park Drive
Info: Park center building; pavilion; hiking trails; outdoor amphitheater; grills; picnic tables; overnight camp sites; lake; creeks/wetlands; rappelling and rock climbing areas; rock climbing cliff; climbing walls; high ropes challenge course

Rock Mill Park
3100 Kimball Bridge Road
Info: Pavilion; outdoor classroom

Union Hill Park
1590 Little Pine Trail
Info: 2 outdoor roller hockey rinks (1 covered); concession stand

Webb Bridge Park
4780 Webb Bridge Road
Info: 2 grass soccer fields; 1 multipurpose synthetic turf field; 4 baseball fields; 4 tennis courts; walking trail; arboretum; concession stands; 3 picnic pavilions; playground

Wills Park
Old Milton Parkway (west of Georgia 400 and west of Highway 9)
Info: 7 grass baseball fields; 1 synthetic turf baseball field; 2 T-ball fields; 5 picnic pavilions; 3 playgrounds; disc golf course; 6 lighted tennis courts; 1.8-mile walking trail; Alpharetta Community Garden; Alpharetta Arboretum at Wills Park

Autrey Mill Nature Preserve & Heritage Center
9770 Autrey Mill Road
Info: 46 acres; visitor’s center; Heritage Village with historic buildings; replica Native American dwellings; farm museum; picnic pavilions; 2 miles of nature trails; wildlife and animal displays

Newtown Park
3150 Old Alabama Road
Info: 46 acres; lake; 2 miles of walking/jogging trails; 3 multipurpose athletic fields; 2 basketball courts; 3 softball/baseball fields; 6 hard tennis courts; 13 picnic pavilions; 2 playgrounds; community clubhouse; community garden; dog park; active adult center

Ocee Park
10900 Buice Road
Info: 37 acres; walking/jogging track; 2 basketball courts; batting cages; 8 lighted softball/baseball fields; T-ball field; 2 hard tennis courts; 2 sand volleyball courts; 4 picnic pavilions; 2 playgrounds

Shakerag Park
10945 Rogers Circle
Info: 66 acres; walking/jogging track; 3.8-acre lake; 3 multipurpose athletic fields; playground; 3 picnic pavilions; community room

Azalea Park – Chattahoochee National Recreation Area
203 Azalea Drive
Info: 10.2-mile walking trail

Big Creek Park
1600 Old Alabama Road
Info: 1-mile walking trail; 1.3-mile concrete multipurpose trail; mountain bike trails

Don White Memorial Park
925 Riverside Road
Info: 2 sand volleyball courts; picnic pavilion; outdoor exercise equipment; fishing dock; access to Roswell River Walk

East Roswell Park
9000 Fouts Road
Info: 1.4-mile walking trail; playground; disc golf; tennis courts

Garrard Landing Park
8000 Holcomb Bridge
Info: 0.6-mile walking trail; playground

Grimes Bridge Park
830 Grimes Bridge Road
Info: Soccer fields; football fields

Hembree Park
850 Hembree Road
Info: 1-mile walking trail; tennis courts; batting cages; recreation center; baseball fields

Leita Thompson Memorial Park
1200 Woodstock Road
Info: 2.3-mile walking trail; off-leash dog park

Riverside Park
575 Riverside Road
Info: 23 acres; picnic tables; grills; playground; open field; trail system; concession stand; sprayground

Roswell Area Park
10495 Woodstock Road
Info: 1.6-mile walking trail; 7.4-mile historic trail; playground; picnic tables

Sloan Street Park
75 Sloan St.
Info: Playground

Sweet Apple Park
11850 Crabapple Road
Info: 1.1-mile walking trail; multipurpose fields

Waller Park
250 Oak Street
Info: Recreation center; playground; baseball field; outdoor soccer field; picnic area; Hog Waller Creek; access to Historic Roswell Trail System

Abernathy Park
254 Johnson Ferry Road
Info: Tennis courts; playground; picnic tables; arts center

Allen Park
5900 Lake Forest Drive at Allen Road
Info: Playground; multipurpose court; walking trail; basketball court

Hammond Park
705 Hammond Drive at Glenridge
Info: Multipurpose building; gym; game room; soccer field; lighted tennis courts; basketball courts; picnic pavilions; playground; restrooms

Heritage Green
6075 Sandy Springs Circle
Info: Williams-Payne House; bandstand; walking trail; boardwalk

John Ripley Forbes Big Trees Forest Preserve
7645 Roswell Road
Info: Nature trails; tree; plant and wildlife sanctuary 

Morgan Falls Overlook Park
200 Morgan Falls Road
Info: Picnic pavilions; children’s playground; boat dock/fishing pier; hiking trail (less than 1 mile); fire pit; porch swings

Ridgeview Park
5200 South Trimble Road
Info: Nature trails; picnic pavilion; playground