Students enrolled 14000
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3260 Northside Dr NW
Atlanta, GA 30305

(404) 262-2233
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4 stars
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October 08, 2013
The Heiskell School has been a great partner with us in educating our children who have attended from age 2 through Jr. High. As a result we have children who have always tested very high on the Stanford Achievement Tests, the OLSATS, the SSAT, the JATP, etc. while also being artistic/creative. Like all children, they have challenges in different areas, different years. Heiskell principals, teachers, and coaches have been quick to offer the benefit of their experience, sensitivity, wisdom and love of children. I've learned that the school is alert to areas which need extra help early on. The use of iPads in all academic subjects in the Jr. High has been highly stimulating! The library is outstanding. Field trips, often out of town and out of state have been great learning experiences and cherished memories. Activities: Art, Musicals, Basketball, Innovative Service Projects, Drama, Love of Reading Legacy Book Fair, Fall Festival, Track, Cheerleading, Band, Cross Country, Volleyball, Softball and much more. The Bible teaching is comprehensive & integrated into the curriculum. A graduate enters high school with an excellent spiritual, social and academic foundation.

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2013
I have mixed feelings about the Heiskell School. My daughter was a student there for two years. The first year was good. The two first grade teachers there are fantastic. However, we had problems in her second year at the school. My child had difficulty in a specific area of math. Rather than focus on that specific area, the school insisted that she be tested for a learning disability. There was lack of partnership with us in trying to help our daughter. The only advice we kept getting was to have her tested. We did have her tested and the psychologist thought we were making a mountain out of a mole hill. The school made us feel as though our child was lacking academically although generally her grades were good. I get the sense that certain children are favored over other children. And yes, it is a very strict environment which doesn't allow kids to be kids. We have decided to move our daughter to another school so that she can rebuild her self-confidence and self-esteem.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2013
Overall excellent academics. This year the school started offering Mandarin which I thought was a fantastic addition and competitive with some of the top local private institution. I will have to say that this school borders legalism and often left my child scared to death to make a mistake. They punish the children for every little thing. My child is very compliant and extremely studious so there is no need for the extreme discipline. I can appreciate the fact that the school offers structure and I am sure upon repeat offenses some the consequences are warranted, but not upon every occurence. While the emphasis on academics is important, so is having a well rounded child(ren) who is not afraid to make mistakes. This school is not parent friendly. STAY OUT! is the message that comes across loud and clear. Heiskell could use a little more grace and practice more of what they preach from the bible.

- submitted by a parent
November 19, 2012
We love the Heiskell school! My boys are thriving there. The teachers are able to focus on their growth and learning because they don't put up with non sense. Every child needs to learn how to respect others and listen. I'm thrilled that they will be able to function in society and not think the world is about them!

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2012
The academics at The Heiskell school are very good and the children are sweet, friendly kids. The school leadership treats parents as if they are the enemy and students are not respected. My kindergartener was left in timeout, the lights turned out and the class went for a class photo. She did not say anything as they were leaving for fear of more trouble if she talked in the time out chair. When the class returned she was crying and was told to get in line because they had to go take the picture again. Apologies were not offered to our daughter or to us. The leadership only wanted to discuss our daughters actions and had no time to discuss the teachers actions.

- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2012
Like most schools, a school is only as good as the fit with the child who attends it. Thatb being said, while the Heiskell School does have some good qualities (ex. small class sizes, Christian education), it is truly not the school for everyone. As a parent, my greatest complaint about the school is its absolute disdain for any type of parental input. I really think they subscribe to a theory that parents entrust their children to the school (with parents of course paying for the education), but ultimately, it's the school's way or no way. There was always an air of defensiveness when a parent asked any type of question relating to their child's progress or regarding anything school related. While my child did learn some good skills at the school, her confidence and spirit were well on the way to being broken, due to the schools "crime and punishment' demeanor with children. I think that the school can be a good fit, depending on the temperament of both child and parents. It definitely was not the fit for our family and we are happily at another local independent school.

- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2012
A number of Heiskell graduates continue their secondary education with great success at the best schools in Atlanta and at top boarding schools. Heisell prepares students for the next level.

- submitted by a community member
November 20, 2011
The Heiskell School is such a rare find! Our two children have grown so much academically and spiritually because we have found a school that we have partnered with to "Train up" our children in what matters most. Academically they are challenged and Spiritually they are nurtured by the wonderful teachers and staff. We are blessed to be a part of the School Family!

- submitted by a parent
July 18, 2011
The Heiskell School is a wonderful school. Both of my daughters started The Heiskell School when they were 3 years old. I am so grateful to The Heiskell School for a multitude of reasons. I am most grateful that my girls are learning The Gospel everyday and in everything they do. The teachers are always loving! My 5th grader loves all of her teachers so much that she has a picture of every one of her teachers since she was 3 years old at home on her desk. Both of my girls have grown so much spiritually and academically since they started school. I am often surprised at how mature they are in comparison to other children their same age.

- submitted by a parent
July 18, 2011
My child has learn so much from attending this school. She learned to read and write before her friends in our neighborhood who attend other schools.

- submitted by a parent
July 18, 2011
Great school for academics and even better for structure and learning about Christianity. The family atmosphere makes the children feel special.

- submitted by a community member
June 13, 2011
I am a former Heiskell School student now headed for Jr.High. For me it was NOT a nurturing or for that matter loving place. Often times there were very apparent signs of teachers favoring one student over another, which made me feel terrible and misunderstood. The teachers are overly strict and more then often on the computers doing personal tasks than teaching. The end of the year programs are terrible and often times they refuse to turn on the air in the gym. Their "Great Performances" are the not GREAT at all! They never let other children have their shining moments it's the same kids with all of the solos and leading lines every year! My own parents didn't even know that I had such a great singing voice until I left. The music program is very strict with no learning of other types of music other than Christain. I am so happy that I'm out of that enviorment!

- submitted by a community member
June 10, 2011
Great school for parents who want a Christian education that challenges academically and teaches character at the same time. The schools accepts parent involvement to an amazing degree with lots of family days, prayer meetings, and invitations to spend time with your child in the classroom. My child carries her lunch so I am not familiar with dining issues. Yes. The school is not focused upon teaching the parent. I've never been offered a Coke.

- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2011
Children are the people who attend schools and who most benefit from the school's "product", but the parents are the customers. That is particularly the case at a private school where business principals must be applied or failure will ensue. The Heiskell School could be a great school. But it has lost touch with the customer. Perhaps it has never been very in touch with parents. Unfortunately, Heiskell staff feel the customer is better seen and not heard. They appear to have little or no intention of engaging the parents in any meaningful way. This is a very insular place. Very sad, indeed.

- submitted by a parent
December 16, 2010
A wonderful strong Christian school. The Heiskell School teaches the children about the love of Jesus Christ everyday. My children memorize bible verses weekly, and love reading the bible. The teachers are very loving and caring.

- submitted by a parent
December 14, 2010
We have been thrilled with the Heiskell School. Our daughter has not been bullied, has been taught exceptionally well and has actually been learning new and challenging things, something not encountered at her last school where she was just bored. It reminds me of schools from when I was a kid and the teachers do not take the nonsense that is permitted at so many other schools these days. We have been very pleased with this school and the people there.

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December 14, 2009
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- submitted by a student
November 03, 2009
I have two daughters who have graduated from the Heiskell school and one still in attendance. The Heiskell school played a big part in their outstanding academic and character growth. It's the best investment we ever made for our children.

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2009
The most exelent scoop could ever go to my child has no more bullys and getting a good education I love the Heiskell school

- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2009
As a parent, I was hesitant to send my children to any school. I was teaching them Christian principles in their daily lives and planned to incorporate that into my Home Schooling Education for them through High School. I made this decision because I did not want my children to fall through the cracks academically or spiritually. When a friend recommended I look into The Heiskell School, I was skeptical. After my first tour there, I was absolutely amazed with the school, their vision, the faculty, etc. My children are in their second year there, and thriving academically, spiritually, and socially. The Heiskell School has exceeded my expectations. We find the Heiskell experience to be so valuable, we continue to commute there from an hour away.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 01, 2009
My two daughters have attended the Heiskell School for the last three years. We love it!! The teachers are committed to molding and shaping minds and hearts for Christ. If you are looking for a Christ centered education the Heiskell School is the place to be!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
My son attended the Heiskell for the past 11 years. We were thrilled with the education he received there. The teachers are loving, committed Christians and every aspect of the school is covered in prayer! The school has a wonderful reputation for high academics and just celebrated 60 years of educating children for Christ!

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February 24, 2009
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April 18, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2008
Our child has attended the school since kindergarten. It is similar to the way schools were run generations ago. The school is based mainly on christian theology. They are strict and children/teachers must adhere to the policy. Academics are above average and the classes have a small student to teacher ratio. The Heiskell School does not have the modern tools that many schools currently provide. Extra curricular activities are at a minimum and children are expected to follow rules of conduct that can at times, cause self-esteem issues. We have noticed a recent drop in quality and generally, communication to the parent has not been their strong suite.

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February 01, 2008
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no rating December 26, 2007
I attended this school, and hated it. I now attend Mount Paran Christian School in Kennesaw. I had a lot of good friends at Heiskell, but the teachers were very rude and strict, and the musical program was terrible.

- submitted by a community member
June 26, 2007
The Heiskell School offers good academic programs for children during the elementary years. Structured learning plays a very big role in the school. Unfortunately, that stops after the fifth grade. My child was labeled by the teachers which hurt her self-esteem so much I had to the seek spiritual and professional counsel to help her with the problems encountered at the school. I don't understand how or why educators would do this to a child, but I regret placing my child in the middle school. My experience taught me to trust my instincts and research problems on my own or through other professional sources.

- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2007
Of all of the Buckhead schools, Heiskell is the one we preferred for our children. The character/stature of the Heiskell family, principals/faculty is impressive. Children are understood and loved. The school is similar in quality to what previous generations expected out of an education: nurturing, preparation for prep school and life, leadership development, protection of child's mind and physical safety, Christian viewpoint, high standards, joy, confidence. The library has more volumes per student than the top private schools. Faculty/staff are avail./responsive for conferences. The school identifies any obstacles (LD's) to learning very early in order that parents have the option to not let this become a stumbling block. The private school track is more demanding and may be a surprize to those educated in public schools yet the staff educates parents too. Heiskell children test top in nation and in Atlanta and have beautiful manners befitting future leaders.

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2007
My son attended the Heiskell School from 4 year old kindergarten through 7th grade. He had some vision and hearing problems, yet was well prepared for high school and college. He scored 1540 on his SAT and graduated with honors from an International Baccalaureate High School. He received a full scholarship to attend college. My second child is currently enrolled at this school and she is happy and performing academically above her grade level. We love the school and the teachers. Parental and family involvement is strongly encouraged. The staff really care about the students. I feel like the school gave my children a strong academic base, as well as a moral foundation that will help them flourish in this challenging world. Heiskell offers the usual extracurricular programs which we supplement with sports and academic programs in our county and at Ga. State, KSU, and Duke.

- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2007
My son attended the pre-school and we had very mixed feelings. While disiplne was good, we could not come in to the school with a scheduled appointment. So if there was a conflict we had to go soley on the school's opinion. As our son was still so young and we were used to more parental interaction, it was not always what we expected. Yes the school is a good school; however they need to be more aware that every child does not fit into the same mold.

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2007
Our three children have thrived at the Heiskell school. It is a wonderful, loving environment and our children receive an excellent Christian education. We are thrilled with our experience there (of seven years).

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2006
Our son started at Heiskell when he was two. Heiskell has nurtured, loved, and disciplined him like we have at home. It is a top-notch school with top-notch academics. I have never seen so well-behaved two-year olds. Truly unbelievable. Discipline and academics -- that's what they're known for!

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2006
OUr son attended the Heiskell school in PK4 and Kindergarten. The curriculim was great, but there's no clinic at this school. We lived an hour away, and everytime our son got sick at school, we found him sitting in a very cold bathroom for an hour. That always broke my heart. Also, they recommended our very bright child to be tested for learning disability in Kindergarten. Our whole experience at this school was very unpleasant. Thank goodness our son was not very affected by it. He's now a rising 6th grader at a wonderful Catholic school and he doesn't seem to be affected in any way by his negative Heiskell school experience.

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March 22, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2006
I was not pleased with my Heiskell School experience. The curriculum did not properly prepare my child for the SSAT. When there were issues regarding grasping the material, the teachers were not willing to assist before or afterschool.

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June 07, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2003
The Heiskell School is a wonderful Christian school with an outstanding academic curriculum! The administration is top notch and the teachers are wonderful! This is a must see for any parent looking for an awesome Christian education that does not settle for second best!

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The Heiskell School
3260 Northside Dr NW, Atlanta, GA  30305
(404) 262-2233
Last modified The Heiskell School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
The Heiskell School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 39 reviews. Top