Atlanta Country Day School


American Flag (3)Atlanta Country Day School targets students in grades six through twelve, who haven’t experienced academic success in traditional, highly structured learning environments. Group or individualized instruction is offered for students with average to extremely above average abilities. The school is known for its low student-teacher ratios; flexible and creative program scheduling; highly individualized, academically rigorous instruction; and its strong fine arts program. The average student-teacher ratio is 6:1, allowing for instructors to personally tailor academic plans for their students and to ensure academic success. Day School classes meet Monday thru Thursday, with a two-hour block assigned to each subject matter. Admission is on a rolling basis. ACDS also offers a night school for students who, for a variety of reasons, cannot attend traditional day school. To schedule an informational tour, call 770-998-0311.

Mark Cox PIctureJan Cohen, the founder and headmaster of the school, retired November 2015. The new headmaster, Mark Cox, has been on campus working with Mrs. Cohen since June 2015. He comes to Atlanta Country Day School with more than 20 years of experience as an educator; he served as headmaster at several larger private schools in Maryland, Montana, and Alabama. He and his wife live in Lawrenceville. Under his direction, the school will continue its emphasis on low student-teacher ratios and flexible scheduling, and expansion plans are underway. In addition, a new boarding option will be available soon as the school has partnered with Bolton Properties—a new housing facility specializing in student housing for local private schools.

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Grades 6–12

Total number of students 23

Founded 1984

Students of color 20%

Average class size 5

Religious affiliation none

Seniors with National Merit recognition data NA

Grade foreign language first offered 7

Language(s) offered French, German, Latin, Spanish

Annual tuition $18,000-21,000

Students receiving financial aid 30%

Class size expands in n/a

Uniform no

Bus transportation no

Teacher retention rate 80%

Number of AP courses offered data NA

Students scoring 3-plus on AP exams none

Annual applications per opening data NA