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PK-6
Private
Atlanta, GA
Students enrolled: 100

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120 Ralph McGill Boulevard
Atlanta, GA 30308

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(404) 525-1909
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April 29, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2010
ANCS is the kind of place you send your kids to if you looking for the feel of a family, strong academics, and exposure a commitment to health through PE and Lunch program. It is worth every minute we struggle to afford a private school tuition. It is too good to be true that such a school exists that takes into account that our child is smart but needs nurturing, what a difference. I understand why those who leave perhaps for financial reasons do all they can do to come back.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 10, 2009
I have two students at ANCS and have seen them grow intellectually and socially. The staff and leadership have been incredible. They have joined with the parents to form a family that has a common goal to enrich, and educate young minds as well as abuild character. If we only had a nickname- GO ANCS!!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 06, 2009
Innovative, intown, diverse - the kids love it!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 22, 2009
Atlanta New Century School is a great school because the teachers are caring, loving, and educators with creative teaching styles. Our school is small but it is full of love and both parents and kids know each other. The curriculum is excellent and the learning environment is relaxing but challenging. Small classes make the students comfortable and the teachers are able to focus on each child individually. Atlanta New Century School or ANCS as we call it is a school filled with teachers giving 100% to ensure that each child is achieving to their highest level.

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2009
The teachers are fantastic and the parent community is strong. My child is getting a great education that is tailored to his learning style. The kids benefit from many extras--music, art,PE, and spanish on a regular schedule PLUS many field trips.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2009
We have been at the school for four years and it has been a magical experience. Despite facing the same challenges many other corporations are facing, it remains a top notch education. Our kids regularly test 1 - 2 grades above grade level on the Stanford 10 tests, but thats actually not as important to me. They are taught to question everything, assess the situation, with music, Spanish, Art, PE, it is a little school that CAN and DOES. Parent participation is awesome and the teachers are excellent.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2009
ANCS provides a challening, yet nurturing environment for the students. The teachers really care about the kids and take time for them. The structure has been great for my son. I am amazed at the reading and math skills he has learned at such an early age. The parents are active and committed to the school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 08, 2009
Atlanta New Century School has been the perfect environment for my son. The teachers are awesome. They realize that each child is an individual and while they teach the class in its entirety they also realize the unique gifts of each child. The teachers are in tune with the students as a whole person. Academics are stressed and taught in unique ways. The teachers, staff, and parents all work together to ensure each and every child is exposed to a well rounded environment. Mind and Body is addressed at Atlanta New Century via wholesome lunches, an active environment - to address the children who need movement- and quiet time-for the children who need less movement - which also allows the active children to calm down. It's a hard balance, but ANCS does it well.

- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2009
I love Atlanta New Century School. I am a new parent and work and live in the downtown Atlanta area. It is convenient and the quality of education is by far beyond the city standards for children ages 3-12. The school offers daily Spanish along with alternating schedules for Music, Art and Technology. Ms. Gibbs, Atlanta, GA

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2009
My daughter attended ANCS for several years, and is now at a high performing public school. I can tell you that ANCS, more than adequately prepared her. In the 2nd grade, she is reading (and comprehending) well beyond her grade level. While I don t think math will be her first love, she effectively understands the context of multiplication and division. If it were not for the administrative mess that ANCS had previously and the uncertainty of its future, we would still be there. That said, ANCS was phenomenal academically, the teachers were amazing, and the family environment was an added benefit. With the enhanced administrative infrastructure being put in place, I m convinced it will rise as a premier educational establishment in this community.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2009
The school reminds our family of that famous movie 'Carpe Diem' and it's meaning 'Seize the day'. Each day children are encouraged to 'Seize Their Day' and make it their own and to maximize what they need to get out of an educational situation. The teachers are amazing, parent support is strong. The school has perhaps been the best financial investment we've made yet.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
My son is a new student at ANCS as of August 2009 and I love this school. He is learning, having fun and the teachers are fantastic - Ms. Anderson is awesome. But aside from the calaber of the academics, we really have found new friends in the other families too. Its a great school - no regrets yet!

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2009
My son is attending for the second year now and I can tell he is learning a lot. He is not 6 yet but can already read simple words and sound them out. His teachers are excellent. He likes going to school better than staying at home!

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2009
ANCS is the kind of school you register your kids at if you want them to question everything and not take what they hear at face value, be exposed to as much learning as possible through field trips, guest speakers and exposure to the arts. It is the kind of school that expects the whole family to pitch in to make the school a success, because when you join ANCS you are becoming a part of a family. Oh yeah and in return for getting well rounded students who are academically strong, you get the gift of a very competitive tuition. This is why we chose ANCS and why we continue to stay. It's not a school for parents who prefer peripheral involvement.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 28, 2009
ANCS is a great value. The student-teacher ratios are half that of public schools and the tuition is much less than other private schools. ANCS has a very nurturing environment while also providing a challenging, well-rounded curriculum.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 28, 2009
I am a new parent to ANCS. The teachers are very dedicated and are very responsive to your suggestions and concerns. My child is in Kindergarten and before coming to ANCS he was not reading. He is now starting to read. I love the dedication of the parents and the teachers to the students. Through all the transitions and problems that the school has dealt with the level of dedication to the children has not suffered.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 16, 2009
New parents I would think twice before you consider this school. There are a lot of problems that you won't hear about unless you're already on the inside. I think that parents and the board are pulling together to make the school better. However, before you make any decisions on attending this school check out their accrediation and financial stability. Maybe in a year or so this school will recover from what has scarred them. I do believe that they have a team of good teachers and a board who now knows that they need to be more involved in the day to day operations of the school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 12, 2009
I do not recommend this school as a foundation builder for your child. My child attended ANCS for PreK-3 which was an injustice to him that we are both paying for now! Before my child began his studies at ANCS he was writing and well on his way to reading. This school regressed and stunted his academic growth!!!! I feel sick to my stomach just writing about it. It's summer and I am reteaching my child a years worth of basic foundations again that he did not learn through the school year.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 09, 2009
It is a great school. My child has attended for two years and they had him reading at 3 years old. The teachers are very attentive to their students and provide them with a great learning environment.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2009
Atlanta New Century School is a very good value for your educational dollar. The educational staff is very dedicated and go the extra mile to challenge students to do their best. Also it offers a well rounded curriculum including daily Spanish for all grades, Art twice a week and Music three times per week in addition to many field trips to round out the educational experience. The PTO is very involved to help provide additoinal experiences for the students and the new location provides a great learning environment. The challenge that ANCS faces lies in the lack of infrastructure provided by the executive leadership. There often appears to be a lack of cohesiveness on direction for the school which leads to staff and student attrition. Overall, I recommend the school as a solid and well rounded academic experience; but it most overcome its leadership challenges in order to reach its full potential.

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2008
This is our third year at ANCS and we LOVE it. The school really promotes parental involvement which has a great impact on student success. My only concerns are the teacher retention and internal staff issues. I think this year will be the best year yet because of the new building and curriculum. Maybe we can hold on to the teachers now.

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April 15, 2008
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August 21, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
July 24, 2007
We continue to support this school despite evidence of poor management. The teachers are compassionate and energetic but they are working against leadership challenges and steady faculty attrition. We will remain behind the school for another year as long as our kids are their early years. This school has so much potential but it is just above the public school choices in the area. So we will wade through the growing pains and continue to grow. I love my relationships with other parents and we are trying to make sure that the leadership will focus on the kids instead of looking good on paper.

- submitted by a parent
July 19, 2007
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- submitted by a administrator
October 26, 2006
We wish more people knew about this school. The staff is committed to creating an environment where students respect one another and want to learn. Learning is exciting for the students, and the fact that they learn in multi-age classrooms is an added plus. Teachers are fun and the school is filled with childrens art all of the time. Great Spanish program some extracurricular activities such as dance, music, cub scouts and soccer. Parents are committed and involved. Lots of father involvement very unusual to see. Its location is what makes it work right in the heart of downtown. It is fun to drive in from Dekalb County with my child and know that having lunch or going to read to the class is something easily done on a lunch break. Being near the Aquarium, Centennial Olympic Park wow what else can you say.

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2006
This is our 2nd year at the school and it has been a very positive experience for us. Though the school has gone through some growing pains, the emphasis on the children has remained and ANCS continues to be paramount. The academics are solid and the arts and extracurricular opportunities far exceed other schools of it size. My child is grown tremendously under the guidance of the teachers and staff and we will continue to be strong supporters.

- submitted by a parent
July 16, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
So far so good. This is my son's first year. I love the class sizes. Educated, quality teachers. They focus on academic, social, and economic skills. I will have additional coments at year end.

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Atlanta New Century School
120 Ralph McGill Boulevard, Atlanta, GA  30308
(404) 525-1909
Last modified Atlanta New Century School is a Private school that serves grades PK-6
Atlanta New Century School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 30 reviews. Top