School Guide - Atlanta Magazine

November 2013

  • Atlanta Schools: Finding the perfect fit

    Ten tips for finding the right school for your family

    Based on advice from education consultants and admissions officers—and a decade of interviewing parents and students—here are key considerations as you select a school. Read More
  • Strategies for financing private school tuition

    $15K for kindergarten?

    Private school tuition can be a daunting financial proposition, with annual costs higher than college. Before you’re too intimidated to continue your school search, consider these tips. Read More
  • Catholic schools: A growing flock

    Unlike in other regions, metro Atlanta's Catholic school system is expanding

    Across the country, Catholic schools are closing. While more than 5 million students were enrolled in Catholic schools in the 1960s, enrollment has steadily declined. But there are certain pockets of the country where Catholic school enrollment defies the national trend. One of those is metro Atlanta. Read More
  • And just what exactly is an International Baccalaureate Program?

    Worldly wisdom

    International Baccalaureate programs aren’t just about learning languages. The internationally recognized system, offered in 146 countries, is an academically rigorous curriculum centered on critical thinking with a strong worldview. Read More
  • From the School Guide Editor

    When I started researching and writing about schools for *Atlanta* magazine, my son was in pre-K. A decade later, Luke is a sophomore, and the Atlanta Magazine School Guide is celebrating its tenth anniversary. Read More

From Our Archives→
Jan '13: The Norcross Experiment
Norcross High School is a microcosm of Atlanta public education. You couldn’t create a better lab for incubating great ideas—and this school has teachers and staff bubbling over with them.

Jan '12: Food Fight
What's keeping local produce out of school cafeterias?
  1. Academe of the Oaks

    Private high school in Decatur. No religious affiliation. GISA class A athletics.

  2. Notre Dame Academy

    Private pre-K3–8 school in Duluth. Catholic (nondiocesan) affiliation.

  3. Heritage Preparatory School

    Private pre-K–8 school in Morningside-Lenox. Nondenominational Christian affiliation.

  4. The Children's School

    Private pre-K3–6 school in Midtown. No religious affiliation.

  5. Arbor Montessori School

    Private preschool–8 school near Decatur. No religious affiliation.

  6. Holy Spirit Preparatory School

    Private pre-K2-12 school in Sandy Springs. Catholic affiliation. GISA class AAA athletics.



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