Academe of the Oaks



The world is exciting, complicated, and changing fast. At Academe of the Oaks, this global reality inspires a radical and relevant educational approach, emphasizing active involvement and creative consideration. Learning at Academe is centered on lived experience.

The rigorous Waldorf high school curriculum immerses students in the sciences, in mathematics, and in the humanities. Students learn from the original writings of great thinkers and leaders, writing and illustrating their own textbooAcademe-Fall2015_343ks that incorporate material from a variety of classic and contemporary sources. Art, music, physical education, gardening, animal husbandry, and community service balance academic work. A diverse student body, a vibrant foreign exchange program, and extracurricular activities like Model U.N. contribute to the strong international atmosphere of our high school.

Located just east of downtown Decatur, Academe of the Oaks serves students in grades nine through twelve. Please call to schedule a visit or see our website for more information.

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Grades 9–12

Total number of students 94

Founded 2003

Students of color 53%

Average class size 23

Religious affiliation none

Seniors with National Merit recognition 0

Language(s) offered Spanish; independent language studies in connection with the school’s foreign exchange program

Annual tuition $17,500

Students receiving financial aid 21%

Uniform no

Bus transportation no

Teacher retention rate 90%

Number of AP courses offered AP Exam administration for junior and senior students

Students scoring 3-plus on AP exams 75%

Varsity sports basketball, soccer, tennis, track, Ultimate, volleyball

Division Georgia Independent Christian Athletic Association (GICAA)

Number of art studios 1

Theater productions per year 2

Musical ensembles 5

Annual applications per opening data NA