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Atlanta, GA
Students enrolled: 155

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2709 Gresham Road Southeast
Atlanta, GA 30316

(404) 243-1041
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February 24, 2015
Johnson's provides a great education. My daughter started JLC at 3 and is now in the Pre K class. She is challenged academically and loves school. She is reading and it is very obvious they are preparing her for Kindergarten. They have high expectations for achievement as well as behavior. Overall my experience has been great. And while every environment needs improvement I do not feel that things overshadow the awesome learning and nurturing that happens at JLC.

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February 04, 2014
My son is learning on a kindergarten level and he is only 2. People are amazed to hear him speak, he can count to 30, recite months, days of the week, and spell his name!!! Thank you Ms. Kalena, Dee, and Shikana!!!!

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September 04, 2013
JLC is AWESOME! If you care about pretty desks and chairs, go somewhere else. If what you want is GREAT teachers in a challenging and supportive learning environment, combined with discipline, structure and a respect for the value of a great education, then Johnson's Learning Center is where you want to be. My daughter entered the school in Kindergarten and was behind all the other students who had been there for years. Within months she was caught up, and by the end of the school year she was at the top of her class.

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April 18, 2013
Johnson's is the best private school in Georgia! The facilities are not up to date, but to me, it adds to the mystique!! The facilities are very humble but the education is explosive!! All three children have attended and once they graduated, the public schools don't know what to do with them because they are so far ahead of everyone else. Johnson's majors in mastering the basics, not all that other crap that public schools seem to be caught up in! What a fabulous place to send a child!! I love it!!

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January 22, 2013
Johnson's Learning Center is the BEST. Since the beginning I have been impressed with the staff at JLC. My son is only two and already he has learned and recognizes letters, shapes, numbers, seasons, and they are currently working on writing skills!!! Whenever he is around other two year old children I see a major difference in the vocabulary and academic abilities. I would recommend anyone who is serious about education to send their child to Johnson's for a great foundation!

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November 25, 2012
My daughter is currently in grade K at JLC, and she has been at JLC for 3 years (since age 3). At first, JLC takes some getting used to. The school has been in the community over 30 years, and the owner, Mrs. P. Johnson, lets you know that it is basically her way or the highway. However, the education is exceptional. I am an educator, and I compare my child with other children her age. She is far more advanced in all areas including rdg/wrtg, math, critical thinking, & articulating her thoughts. There is a lot of hmwk! Parents have expressed a major dropoff when their children transition into public schools. I feel my daughter is receiving a priceless foundation that will propel her in the future. The parents at JLC are middle-to-upper middle class, w/many being educators. There is exceptional parental involvement from both parents. The children are also taught to have pride in their culture. The teachers/staff are very strict, but nuturing. I love the fact that majority of the staff has been there well over 20 years; thus, providing the children w/stability. It feels as if I'm leaving my daughter w/her grandma or auntie. I know she is in loving & caring hands at JLC.

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August 10, 2011
8-10-11 The school may have an outstanding review as it relates to education, but the administration is less than desirable. The Owner's family members have a reputation for being rude and discourteous I finally witness and encounter today first hand.(had heard a lot of compaints but never experienced it first hand). I observed the most inappropriate interaction with a child and parent that had me baffled. I truly appreciate the great demand for this school, however, depicting this kind of behavior is not indicative of Johnson's Learning Center because it reputation about education is held in such high esteem. It would appear to me that the school should exercise the same values if not more as it relates to educating a young child with humility and respect, ultimatley this is a Business. Henceforth, not sure if I will be recommending this facility to other perspective parents/students.

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September 25, 2010
My child has attended Johnson's Learning Center since the age of 2. It's a really good school and I'm very pleased that my child is being exposed to advanced learning at an early age. If I could make suggestions, they would be to update the facility. The students are taught within trailers. A school cafeteria would be nice as would a gym, a teacher's lounge, a larger kitchen, a computer lab and most importantly improved parking.

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July 11, 2010
I am very pleased with the challenging curriculum at JLC! The foundation that my child is receiving at Johnson's I feel will prepare him for a bright future. The kids also truly learn manners and problem solving/conflict resolution skills.

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December 15, 2009
My daughter started Johnson's in June 09. This is her first experience in school. She is 3 and in the 3 year old class. I am absolutely pleased with the program at Johnson's. The staff is attentive, caring and makes your child feel special. I am impressed with what she has learned in this short amount of time! The staff at Johnson's are the best. I would highly recommend this program. I plan on keeping her there for as long as I can.

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August 13, 2009
My daughter attended Johnson's Learning Center over 7 years ago. Since she left Johnson's she has been at the top of her class in the last 3 schools she has attended. My son now attends Johnson's and I can already see that he will follow in his sisters footsteps.

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September 18, 2008
The school is great. We just need an updated facilty with updated security, technology and resources for the kids. I am pleased with the outcomes so far. These would simply make the learning environment even better. Perhaps a library, gym, and cafeteria so that students can experience these as they will in years to come.

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July 22, 2008
I would recommend Johnson's to any parent who is serious about his/her child receiving an excellent education!! While at JLC, my daughter has been learning concepts that I would've thought were possibly too advanced.. But she actually taught me some things; when she was only 3, she taught me about African-American greats that I had never heard of!! And she knew speeches for a few of them. My daughter is now 5, and no one can believe it because she's reading, and is very articulate! As an educator myself, I can honestly say JLC has and still is laying the foundation that I know will take her future to great heights!!

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April 09, 2008
My son is in Pre-K and he is the 3rd child in my family to attend JLC (my niece and nephew attended and are in the gifted classes in their public middle schools). JLC is an investment that is very well worth the sacrifice. I appreciate the fact that my child's educational experience is approached with such rigor and focus. The curriculum is challenging, the teachers are wonderful and they truly care about the children. If you want your child to get an exceptional education - send him/her to Johnson's!

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February 14, 2008
I had had my child at a Christian school that gave a great combination of nurture & learning. I was extremely happy with them, but at Johnson's Learning Center I saw such a dramatic difference in the learning curve! My then three year old was learning everything from ABC's to African American History speeches (not just hers, but she knew those of all her friends)! Johnson's Learning Center has been an absolutely fantabulous experience for my family and is well worth the wait list!

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January 25, 2008
this is a woderful school

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November 29, 2007
Wow, what can I say about Johnson's Learning Center? My daughter is a junior in the top high school in my area and we still see the residual effects of all of the good habits she developed while there. The teachers are caring. This meant alot to me since my daughter was very shy. Johnsons was instrumental in developing her confidence level and preparing her for the academic rigor that she continues to receive while in the gifted & high acheiver program at her present school.

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November 24, 2007
I have a daughter who attended Johnsons and is now in private school. She started with them in the toddler room and was potty trained in less than two weeks. She is now in public school after completing k at Johnsons and is on top of her game, socially, academically, and emotionally. I am an educator myself and I can not take the credit for own daughter being an avid reader who does not shy away from competition. My son is now at Johnsons in the toddler room and he is also learning at the same pace. The Johnson's philosophy is plain and simple...get them prepared now...while the brain is like a sponge...I have referred so many people to Johnsons and I will continue to do so. I plan on keeping my son there through 3rd grade because of the structure and focus put on respect and academics....

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September 17, 2007
A few years ago, my wife was still an elementary teacher (she's now an Assistant Principal) and she used talk about kids at her school from this place called Johnson's. They seemed to be ahead of everyone else. Well, we had a child in 2002 and he started Johnson's in 2004 (he's just started Kindergarten) and he is extremely confident, eager to learn, sociable, ahead of children his age that attend other schools and well behaved. Johnson's has high expectations of the students, their great teachers and the parents. The teachers are great, friendly to parents and very nurturing to the children. The students take frequent educational and enriching field trips. The tuition is not high and the only concern I have is what will we do when my son's time at Johnson's is over.

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August 30, 2007
The academic program is second to none. I love Johnson's Learning Center for my son. His vocabulary is phenomenal. Johnson's staff is caring and professional and they will go out of their way with your kids. Many parents wonder if the work load is a bit much for the kids, but in such a globally competitive society, our children need to be prepared to meet the demands of tomorrow. My son started when he was two and it astounds people the knowledge he knows.

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August 14, 2007
My daughter has been attending JLC since kindergarten, she as well as myself love the school. The kindergarten program was excellent, not only did she do well as it being her first year but excelled. The homework assignments allow the children and parents to work together, some may think of it as too much but it encourages positive quality time with parents and prepares them to continue a study pattern throughout their educational tour even after 3rd grade. The projects are fun for the children and the parents also, as we work on the projects it allows you as a parent to really see the creativeness in your child even during the tiring moments.

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June 05, 2007
My son entered this learning environment at the age of three and was challenged from the very beginning; however, he both met and exceeded expectations. The school is truly remarkable and though this sort of thing never makes the 5:00 news and I will definitely share my experience with all that will lend an ear.

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June 04, 2007
Send your kids to Johnson's only if you want kids that are 1) confident 2) smart 3) arrogant (but in a good way because they know they are so smart.) I have 2 kids at the school and the education is 2nd to none. Have you heard of a preschooler having spelling tests with words like house and don't, or even the month and days of the year. Or a kindergartner that can easily identify noun, verbs, predicates. What about a 1-3rd grader that gives 20 minutes presentations to members of Atlanta's media for a social studies or science project. I could go on but you have to see for yourself. My advice though, parents must be committed to their kids learning. It's not easy, but the kids won't know it of you don't tell them. Our community needs kids that can compete.this school is the answer! Tired but proud parent.

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April 30, 2007
I am extremely pleased with Johnson's Learning Center. My son is in the toddlers class and I have seen a tremendous amount of growth since his arrival at the school. His teachers are kind and caring. In addition to the excellent education he is receiving, he has also grown socially and emotionally. However, it is not just my child that is excelling, his classmates are doing just as well. Everybody is learning, nobody is being left behind.

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April 23, 2007
I have a 2 year old who attended and I was not as impressed with this school as I have been told. My child cried for a whole month of being dropped off. I would not recommend this school if your child cannot speak or communicate to you what is going on in his/her classroom.

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February 06, 2007
I have a daughter who has attended JLC since she was three years old and I am very very pleased with what she has learned. The curriculum at JLC is outstanding. My daughter is in Pre-K now and I still amazed as to what she is learning. I live in Southwest Atlanta (Walden Park) and I choose to drive all the way to Gresham Road because of the excellent job they are doing. Keep up the awesome work!!!!!

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January 09, 2007
The quality of education, encouragement and care that my children receive at Johnsons Learning Center is exceptional. I especially have learned to appreciate the curriculum in which the children are challenged and reach their potential in reading, math and science. The basic concepts are taught where the children get an understanding and excel in every area.

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November 10, 2006
Johnson's Learning Center has been the best thing that could have ever happened to my daughter. The staff is incredible and their curriculum is very challenging. My daughter has truly excelled here.

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August 26, 2006
This is a wonderful school. My daughter previously attended this school and now attends one of the top private schools in the area and is an excellent student. Johnson's Learning Center not only set the bar high and prepared her for success any academic setting but also taught her life skills during the five years she attended. The overall value is high above most and the value is with your child for a lifetime.

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August 14, 2006
The curriculum at this school is wonderful. They set the bar well above what is normal and the children meet or exceed said expectations. I have found that the educational program at this facility is a little over a grade above other schools including those private and public schools considered at the upper echelon of the school system in the metro area. The children at this school go on to excel at the top middle and high schools in the area as well as some prestigious colleges.

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July 29, 2006
I love this school and the staff are wonderful. I have two kids that attended this school. I was very impressed with their kindergarten program your child would learn more than you ever imagined. Great School!

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June 08, 2006
I have been a parent at this school for 7 years (2 children) and have been extremely pleased. The quality of education has been exceptional! My daughters have moved on to other schools and have been at the top of their classes!!!!

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Johnson's Learning Center
2709 Gresham Road Southeast, Atlanta, GA  30316
(404) 243-1041
Last modified Johnson's Learning Center is a Private school that serves grades K-3
Johnson's Learning Center Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 39 reviews. Top