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345 Tenth St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

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(404) 873-6985
(404) 607-8565
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January 25, 2015
So far, all we can say is "wow". TCS has been amazing for our children. We have twins who enrolled in Kindergarten and are now in first grade. Children's has lived up to - and in many ways exceeded - our expectations in every way. Our children are challenged, inspired and very much cared for. The teachers really know our girls as individuals - and at a level that is surprising. We wanted a school environment that would instill a deep love of learning in our children. One that challenged them academically and creatively. One that inspired confidence to try new things and not be afraid to take a risk. One that exposed them to different cultures and perspectives. And one that provided a well-rounded education, with the opportunity to pursue developing passions. For our family, Children's is it. We feel really lucky to be a part of this community.

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2015
My wife and I love The Children's School and are so happy with our son's teachers and the overall program. As a parent, it is amazing to know that our child feels known and that his academic, social, and emotional needs are met. The hands-on approach to learning is spot-on and we also like how the school is incorporating STEM/STEAM into the curriculum. The community is genuine and the teachers are experts in teaching elementary-aged children. We could not be more satisfied with our choice. We know that he will be well-prepared to transition after 6th grade.

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2014
We were very disappointed by this school. There are many excellent schools in this area, including the Public schools Springdale park, Morningside and Inman where your kid would get much better education, not to mention a better environment.

- submitted by a parent
November 21, 2014
TCS is a great fit for our 2 children. Because of the school's size and grade levels (2 classes per grade, 3 year olds - 6th grade), it is able to specifically focus its energy and resources on the development and enrichment of pre-school and elementary age kids. While the learning environment is structured and purposeful, it allows for lots of imagination, creativity, critical thinking and innovation through hands on experiences. The school takes advantage of its multi-building campus and location (near Piedmont Park) to provide lots of outside play and fresh air for its students. Other positives: a reasonable approach to homework; a Big Buddy program where students in older grades regularly spend time with the children in younger grades; diversity that feels authentic; a focus on character and community in the curriculum; a Head of School with a strong vision to provide the kids with the skills they will need to succeed in the future and the drive to make that happen.

- submitted by a parent
July 11, 2014
I can't say enough wonderful things about TCS - curriculum, environment, teachers, administration and families. TCS has a warm, friendly atmosphere, but high expectations for the kids. Academics are appropriately challenging and teachers focus on ensuring children progress each year which means assignments are often individualized. TCS has a unique focus on building character to develop independent, strong, compassionate kids. My 6 year old/rising second grader has recently faced her first challenging situations with friends from other schools and I was amazed at her ability to address the situations head on, successfully resolve conflicts and teach others how to be inclusive. The new head of school, Nishant, is a strong but approachable leader. He is eager to continually identify opportunities for improvement while continuing to promote what works. With 24 kids and 2 teachers per classroom, there's opportunity for individual attention. Our child will be well-prepared for the rigors (academic AND social) of private middle schools.

- submitted by a parent
December 05, 2012
WOW...are there K rooms overloaded. Not sure I want my child in a room with 25 kids that I actually have to pay for. Seemed like some teachers don't have teaching/ed backgrounds as well. Kids seemed happy though...and saw lots of parents hanging around.

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2012
Our experience at The Children's School has been phenomenal! We have watched our son grow into a fine young man with strong academic abilitiies, a great moral character, and a sense of responsibility to his community. We believe TCS is an important component of this growth. His teachers have been excellent, and each one has gone above and beyond typical classroom duties to show their dedication to teaching and caring for the students! He is happy to go to school every day, he looks forward to learning, and he is always eager to come home and share what he has learned with us! The hands-on academic style is great for growing children, and I have no doubt he will be prepared for a rigorous Middle School curriculum when he leaves TCS! He has a diverse group of classmates and has become knowledgeable about a variety of cultures and religions; he is respectful and accepting of differences. When you walk through this school, you see SMILES, students that are fully engaged, teachers that are excited about the material, and a friendly and strong leadrership team. We are genuinely happy to be there, and I can wholeheartedly highly recommend TCS!

- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2012
My daughter attended The Childrens School from second grade through graduation in 8th Grade. She had previously had very bad experience with school and was performing with less than a stellar record. She did not like school and was struggling with her school work. We enrolled her at The Childrens School, mid year in second grade. She blossomed before our eyes and continued on through Middle School. The Childrens School taught her responsibility, an incredible love for learning, respect for her peers and teachers alike. She learnt to communicate with all, to become curious and adventurous and our biggest hurdle was getting through "school break" as she couldnt wait to return to her class. She is now on the deans list at The Bishops School and I cannot find enough ways to thank The Childrens School for their constant caring, concern, and love of all our children. This is an amazing school and I highly recommend it to all. With Much Gratitude and Many Thanks, Michelle Aarons

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2012
Community = families whose children fit the TCS model minus families and staff that have been removed for questioning TCS s methodologies or do not fit their narrow behavioral expectations (If you are on the second half of the equation above, your experience will be brutal). Diversity =term used to describe the racial makeup of TCS. This term does not imply that there is an acceptance of a wide spectrum of behavior or abilities. Student-c entered learning = a teacher-centered approach to teaching children. Student Confidence =hopefully something that appears after kindergarten when students with crushed self-esteem have been weeded out (typically about 30% of the starting pre-primary class in the first 2 yrs). Excellent Staff = a middle tier group in terms of teaching ability. Independence =student is able to follow teacher directives consistently. If TCS is so great why is the Head of School (of 25 yrs) leaving for Woodward ?

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2012
I have been apart of The Children's School for twelve years. My daughter graduated from TCS and our son is graduating this year. I can't imagine any other school in Atlanta that is as family oriented, and child focused as TCS. Throughout the years the administration has always been accessible and for a parent that's priceless. The children's school offers a stellar academic environment, and your child/children will leave with a confidence that will catapult them to the next level. It has been an amazing experience; not only for my children, but also for my entire family.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2012
I am a current parent at TCS that is very pleased with the results I have seen in my children. TCS has an environment that allows my children to thrive independently. I love the sense of community and inclusiveness that I feel when I am on campus. One of many things that attracted my family to TCS was the diversity and how the kids are taught to respect and accept the differences in all people. It is amazing to look at the work my kids were doing at the beginning of the year and compare it to the end of the year. The improvement and growth is what shows me that we picked the right school in TCS. I also love that TCS has many ways for parents to be involved on and around campus. Parents are always welcome to come by and donate their time and knowledge in all sorts of ways. We currently have two kids enrolled and are looking forward to our third to start in the next couple of years.

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2012
I am a current parent of a TCS student anxiously awaiting May 31st our last day of horror. TCS is laughable at best. Academics are terribly lacking substance and rigor. If your primary concern for your child is to be a part of the get-along gang then s/he will do exceptionally well doing nothing. If discipline, focus and academic excellence are of importance to you, I suggest you look elsewhere.

- submitted by a parent
December 03, 2011
The Children s School is a wonderful place for children to grow and learn as part of a caring and diverse community. It is evident that kids are meaningfully engaged, appropriately challenged, and enjoying learning and playing together. Learning at TCS encompasses every aspect of their development including academic, social, and emotional. Students are encouraged to reach their individual potential, supported by amazing teachers, and taught in a fun and meaningful way. My children are challenged each day to do quality academic work, develop organizational skills, and engage with others in ways that are caring and respectful. They have incredible opportunities to participate in extracurricular activities such as music, sports, and foreign language as well as meaningful community service projects and amazing outdoor education experiences. I entrust my children to an incredible school that respects children, diversity, and community.

- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2011
TCS is a very unique and wonderful school. My daughter has thrived at TCS both socially and academically. TCS has instilled a love of learning in my daughter and has helped her understand the importance of character. The academic environment is rigorous and robust, yet flexible enough to accommodate various styles of learning. We are very happy with the school, TCS' curriculum and its community of students, teachers and parents. In summary, I believe TCS prepares its children for the way the world is going, not the way the world has been.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2011
The Children's School is a dream. Every day we have been at this school has been better than the day before. Our experience as a family in this community and our daughter's experience as a student keeps getting fuller day by day. We have been in this community for two years and there is not one thing I would change. We chose this school because of the diversity of the student body and the faculty, we love it because of the way my daughter is being taught, how well she is responding and growing academically at an incredibly rapid pace. Within a month of first grade, she was able to read "chapter" books whereas she started the first grade only reading Bob Books. Her problem solving ability and her reasoning astounds us for her age. We could not be more thrilled with the education our daughter is receiving and in which she is a participating member. The respect for the earth, her peers, her teachers, and experiences that she is learning and exhibiting fills me with peace that she is on the right track to becoming a leader and a happy world citizen. We credit TCS with this overwhelming feeling of hope and assuredness we have in our daughter's school experience.

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2011
My son recently graduated from The Children's School. His experience at TCS was wonderful. His teachers and the greater school community helped him grow emotionally, socially AND intellectually. My son benefited from the academic rigor that TCS provided. He was challenged and was very well prepared for middle school. He not only received a strong academic education, he learned to think, reason, analyze and process. TCS strong emphasis on character development has also helped him face the social challenges of middle school. We are very happy he received this opportunity and we would highly recommend The Children s School.

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2011
This is a very nurturing school, but if your academic standards are high I suggest you look elsewhere. I thought I did my homework before enrolling my child. I read all the reviews and talked to a number of people, and in the end decided that the bad reviews were from a few disgruntled parents and should be disregarded. Therefore, in this review I hope to tell parents what I wish someone had told me. Before you enroll your children, visit the classrooms, more than once if possible while instruction is being provided, so that you can get a true picture of TCS academics. It s not for everyone, and I don t think it is for anyone looking for academic rigor. If I had done this I would never have given TCS a second look. Taking the tour is not enough, you have to see them in action. Don t dismiss the negative reviews, because I did and I will regret it from now on.

- submitted by a parent
December 08, 2010
All of my children have attended The Children's School and we have never questioned our decision in choosing this fine institution. Our children have different personalites and learning styles and all of them have thrived and received an exceptional education. Additionally, they have learned to be good, compassionate, thoughtful individuals. The Children's School is a special place filled with special, talented people.

- submitted by a parent
November 22, 2010
As a long time-- 20+ year bordering neighbor of The Children's School I feel obligated to communicate to the parents of the school as to the poor relationship this school has with Midtown and to it's closest neighbors. The reality is that the school rarely communicates with Midtown Atlanta and is perceived as a strange enclave of outsiders that drop their children off and pick them up from areas outside Midtown. The result is noise, traffic and a lot of angry people. This school is not an asset to Midtown or to Atlanta. Attempts have been made to relocate the school to more appropriate surroundings. We in Midtown hope that this will happen soon.

- submitted by a community member
November 21, 2010
We are very pleased with our Sons educational experience at TCS. When he arrived at the School he only spoke his Native language Spanish. TCS was the only prestigious private school who would accept him. Withing 5 to 6 months he was speaking conversational English. Several of his teachers were bi-lingual and helped him navigate through. Our Son is now thriving and comes home every day with new information and loves TCS.

- submitted by a parent
March 14, 2010
I am an alumna who is going to high school and is looking back at all of the memories I have of TCS. The seven years I spent there I grew so much academically, socially, and independently. I really enjoyed moving in and out of the builidings for classes and our version of Olympic Day. The teachers are inspirational to students with their one-on-one meetings with children who need it. I encourage any parent to allow your child a chance to go to the school and watch them change before your eyes. -I love you, TCS Class of 2008

- submitted by a community member
March 08, 2010
The school is a wonderful option for those parents that chose to send their child(ren) to private school. What I don't like is the parents that give unfair ratings due to their own personal problems, more than likely...financial....you don't see or hear the dissatisfaction of a 'customer' until there is a problem paying the BILL. Parents should not get on a campaign of bashing a great school, when there's is a personal problem, just withdraw....quietly. This is a great school, when compared to many others here in Georgia.

- submitted by a community member
no rating February 09, 2010
Great Pre-Primary and Pre-K experiences! Love the teachers, staff, and campus. The specialists make a difference!

- submitted by a parent
November 23, 2009
We are fans of The Children's School. Our child started in Pre-Primary, and we worried about the full-day program for our 3 year old (now in pre-K). He thinks school is wonderful and cannot wait to go most mornings. We like the multi-disciplinary teaching approach that focuses on the whole child and the diverse community. For us, the school balances fostering the wonderment of childhood with academic structure.

- submitted by a parent
November 22, 2009
As my child walks through The Children's School (TCS) campus and is personally greeted by faculty, administration and students of all ages I see the power of the intentional community that is built at TCS. While I know my son will do well academically because of the fundamentals he learns each day, the uniqueness of TCS truly lies in its dedication to community, diversity and building character. While I often wish the school extended beyond 6th grade, I know that it is the ability to focus on only elementary students that allows TCS to shine. Additionally almost all graduates get into the middle school of their choice, alleviating many concerns about what is next! No longer a school for 'aging hippies', TCS turns out responsible, academically strong students on par or better than its peers in Atlanta.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 20, 2009
We began at TCS two years ago and we couldn't be happier. TCS is such a rich community where my children feel completely comfortable. The teachers work with individual learning styles while holding students accountable academically. The character development piece of the curriculum is extraordinary. My kids are learning to articulate feels, gain confidence, deal with frustration, and work through conflict. Spend one day walking around campus and you can see why the parents are so passionate about the school.

- submitted by a parent
November 12, 2009
Our daughter, now in Grade 1, has been at TCS since Pre-Primary -- and not only does she love it but so do we! The teachers really get to know the children, and the bond created is marvelous. The feedback from the teachers to us is stupendous: they /really/ know their kids and have great insight -- this not only shows that our child is in an environment that nurtures them but also gives us, as parents, helpful information that allows us more fully to participate in our child's education. Our daughter has grown each year -- intellectually, socially, emotionally -- in ways that really demonstrate that TCS is doing a fabulous job. And while I keep telling my daughter to stop growing up (she never listens to that plea, of course) I really look forward to seeing her continue to thrive at TCS, all the way to Grade 6.

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2009
The Children s School has been a treasure in our family s life. Never have we been involved in a community so welcoming, nurturing, and culturally rich. The sacrifices we have made as a family to send our children to TCS have been well worth it. Highlights: A nationally recognized head of school who has served at the school for 20 years, knows every child by name, and regularly drops in the classroom to read a book or join in a messy project. Amazing teachers, who work in teaching pairs to give each child individual attention and love. A rich character education program, with a trait of the month and a counselor who can solve almost any problem with her basket of puppets, her student lunch groups and her welcoming couch for parents. A unique outdoor education program that gets 3rd - 6th graders out on an annual camping experience. Incredible preparation through 6th grade, which make TCS graduates highly sought after by top secondary schools.

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2009
My child has been a student at The Children's School for over 4 years, and we could not be more thrilled with the academic and social education she is receiving. I highly recommend The Children's School to any parent considering a private education for his or her child.

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2009
My child graduated from the sixth grade in June 2008. The Children's School's expertise in elementary education prepared her academically and socially. We couldn't have been happier. Two other points; we really miss the parent community (none like it around) and yes, the admissions director at the school my daughter now attends says he loves accepting TCS children. Leadership at the school is exceptional.

- submitted by a community member
April 22, 2009
TCS really strives to educate the whole child--academically, artistically, physically, and socially. Academic emphasis varies from grade to grade and teacher to teacher, but the school, in line with the best pedagogy, does not force young children to sit at their desks and think linearly. The children do academic work in all grades, and by sixth grade are ready to go to any school in Atlanta, but in the lower grades academics is not the sole measure of success. The school also works to provide opportunities for, and to encourage the children to recognize and prize their gifts in, artistic endeavors, physical fitness and sportsmanship, and social learning. This is the only school in Atlanta, and I've seen plenty, where the faculty works together to discourage bullying and to teach the kids other ways to deal with and interact with each other.

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2009
We are very disappointed with TCS. Our children deserve the best and in making this choice for their education we have failed them completely. We are anxiously awaiting the end of our contract so that we can transfer them to a school where they will actually learn something.

- submitted by a parent
January 21, 2009
I completely disagree that there is any uncertainty as to the academic strength of the school. The school consistently places its graduating sixth graders at top schools in the Atlanta area. The upper grade students who take standardized tests consistently rank well above the national norms for all students and at or above the norms for other independent school students nationwide. Since the lower grade students do not take the tests, there's no way to compare them to national norms, but I believe the results would be similar. My daughter, a current sixth grader, has been there since she was three years old, and she is now well-positioned to attend any school in Atlanta she wishes. More importantly, however, both of my children love to go to school and love to learn . . . aren't interested and motivated students what all elementary schools should strive to produce?

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2008
Overall, this school has a beautiful campus, great level of diversity, and a friendly environment with some great families, teachers, and staff. We never heard anything negative about the school until we began having issues, then the flood gates opened with friends of friends with similar issues and experiences. There seems to be a stifling expectation of compliance with leadership, for students and parents, and the feel of your family being marked if you show any opposition. Parents are provided some information in great detail, but in our experience, some significantly important issues were presented haphazardly and with little consideration. The level of academic strength is unclear to us and a concern of several current and past families. To make a truly informed decision, I would certainly speak to several parents of current students and ask that they pass along your contact info to parents who have left the school.

- submitted by a parent
November 10, 2007
This is an impressive school! This the first year for my children after we tried a traditional school, transitioning from montessori. Though my children remained academically sound, they went from board, apathetic students to excited and motivated. My 6 year old has completed 10 books and this is only November. Last year, the only books he read were the ones we gave him at home. Its hard to describe, you would have to visit and watch how engaged and excited the children appear. I love it!

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2007
The Children School is an exciting school. I started in 1st grade and now I'm graduating. TCS has a lot of activities. This years performance in drama at TCS was The Lion King and it was a great and humorous show. The best part of TCS is that you get to go on over night trips. Some times the faculty can be a little mean and the students allways gossip about you.

- submitted by a student
December 13, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
June 21, 2005
The Childrens School is one of the best elemenatary schools in Metro Atlanta. The falcuty and staff are academically strong and dedicated to the children at all levels. There is a tremendous amount of parent involvement and it shows in a vareity of ways. I recommend The Childrens School to any parent that expects nothing but the best from there children and teachers. The school ranked among the best schools in metro Atlanta and Georgia.

- submitted by a parent

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The Children's School
345 Tenth St NE, Atlanta, GA  30309
(404) 873-6985
Last modified The Children's School is a Private school that serves grades PK-6
The Children's School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 38 reviews. Top