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PK-5
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Atlanta, GA

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2268 Adams Dr NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

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(404) 802-8350
(404) 350-2853
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August 05, 2014
Great schools needs to change the ranking algorithm, as a 3 out of 10 is ridiculous given the quality of Bolton Academy. This is a true example of a "great school". The relationship between the teachers and parents continues to provide an exceptional learning environment for our kids. The community continues to rise up and support the school in multiple ways, including with their wallets. We could not be happier w/ the experience our two kids have had at Bolton Academy, and we're looking forward to continuing to see the school grow and prosper.

- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2014
Another great year at Bolton Academy. We have two sons that will be entering 4th and 2nd grade next year and couldn't be happier w/ their experience and learning environment. I'd put our kids up against anyone public or private school in the city!

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2014
For those of you questioning whether or not to send you children to school at Bolton, let me say this, yes. Dont let teat scores fool you. Bolton has as good or better reviews and ratings than all of the "10s". Brandon, check. Jackson, check. Morning side, check. As good or better than them all. Bolton faculty could not be more caring and the principal is fantastic. Test scores and Great Schools rating will sky rocket within a year or two.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2014
Bolton Academy ratings should be through the roof. My son is a 1st grader at Bolton Academy and has been attending since kindergarten they has brought my son so far. The staff show empathy and they really care for their babies. Who doesn't love our principle Ms. Laura Strickling? I LOVE HER and we're very thankful to have you. Bolton Academy should be the top rated school in APS zone.....

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2014
Great schools, thank you for all you to do help parents in their quest to make school decisions for their children, but you should consider more than test scores when rating schools. Please consider obtaining more recent demographic data, incorporating reviews, weighing programs such as International Baccalaureate and multiple extracurriculars, community support, etc., as well. The Great Schools score does not paint an accurate picture of the value of this school to our community and the growing impact on our students' educational progress. This school is a perfect model of an urban school that is diverse and growing/thriving. So proud to be a part of this school and to watch my two young children learning, growing, thriving, and having fun. Come join us--we welcome you!

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2014
I don't know how they are getting a 3 when they should be in 8/9 maybe even 10. Look at the all the reviews they are great and true. This site needs to bump up the score when everyone gives such great ratings. My daughter attends this school and it is awesome. Don't waste you money on private schools when this is in our back yard save it for your child to buy their own home someday or even your own retirement plan. Public schools can be great and Bolton is the example. 10 out of 10 in my opinion!!!!

- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2013
A great school with involved parents. I have two children that attend Bolton and I must say that I have been pleased with there progress, since they came from a private school. The teachers are very dedicated and want to see each child advance in there education.The parents are very involved with the PTA, which helps a lot. This is a great public school in the Atlanta area.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2013
Bolton Academy is a diverse, Title 1, IB School! We are extrodinary in the fact our young school achieved IB status after to being opened only 5 or 6 years from the hard work and tireless efforts from parents,students and faculty. Our neighborhood was determined to make this school successful and a great public school to attend without the stigma of being a Title 1 school.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2013
I have been happy with Bolton so far. I have two children in the program. Both started with the Pre K program.

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2013
I have sent three children to Bolton Academy, and we have only had positive experiences with all the teachers and staff.

- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2013
Our school, Bolton Academy, is a great elementary school! It is getting better each year with the help of the principal, teachers and parents involvment and love for the kids! The PTA is growing every year and we have many activities that involve everyone. The kids at Bolton are very lucky to have the support they have. Thank you!!!

- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2013
Bolton Academy is a great place to learn! Both our children attend Bolton and are thriving under the great direction of their teachers. I call it the little school that could, it's getting better and better each year with the amazing support of the PTA, teachers, parents and administrators. We are come a long way and it's only going to grow and become stronger with the newly formed Soaring Owls Foundation, Hooty's Nest Egg funds and over all parent participation. We are proud to call Bolton Academy our neighborhood school!

- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2013
Bolton Academy is becoming one of NW Atlanta's premier public elementary schools. Just just 10 years old, it has grown each year in students and more importantly parent involvement. Over the last 3 years that my family has been a part of the PTA, we have seen tremendous growth in the achievement of our students. The faculty and staff continue to work together with the PTA and our families to build a stronger school and therefore a stronger community. We are a diverse school as well as an IB certified school and our community couldn't be more proud!

- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2013
This is my grandson s third year at Bolton Academy, and I ve been very impressed with the progress he s made academically and socially. In particular, his reading and problem-solving skills are at a level that I would have expected from much older students. I attribute this success to his teachers ability, his parents involvement, and his eagerness to learn, an eagerness fostered and nurtured by the school s principal, teachers, and staff. Additionally, Bolton offers a healthy variety of educational and cultural experiences and a spirit of inclusiveness that will serve him well all his life.

- submitted by a community member
August 30, 2013
We couldn't ask for a better community school! I have 2 kids that attend and both have had a wonderful exp. I am completely amazed at how interactive the parents are, and how hands on the teachers are. They really go above and beyond!

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2013
We love our neighborhood school! The size feels just right - not too big but not too small. The Principal is 100% dedicated to providing the school with strong leadership to help increase its overall ratings, especially academically. The parent community is also wonderful and committed to making the school an easy choice for those who live in the neighborhood. While we still have room to grow, Bolton Academy gets my vote!

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2013
Two children at the school and couldn't be happier. Both children have done well. Strong community between parents and teachers as well. Very pleased.

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2013
Bolton Academy is a wonderful school. The school is small, the adminstration is easy to interact with and engaging. The teachers so far have been great. My child loves going to school here every day.

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2013
We have 2 children at Bolton Academy and could not be happier with the school.

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2013
I have volunteered here on several occassions. The staff is invested in the children and the children themselves are polite and eager to learn. The school is well maintained and in a neighborhood that some residents are fortunate enough to walk their children to school.

- submitted by a community member
August 28, 2013
Bolton Academy is an International Baccalaureate accredited school feeding into an IB middle and IB highschool. It is an incredible part of the North Atlanta cluster. The teachers and administration are very hands on, making each child feel welcomed and valued. I have two sons attending and have been very impressed with their level of education. All stake holders want each child to receive a quality education and become life long learners.

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2013
This is our first year and we couldn't be more pleased. Our son loves his teacher and the parent teacher communication has been great.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2013
My son loves Bolton Academy. The teachers and principal really care about improving the school and providing quality education. The PTA is AMAZING. All the parents are very dedicated to helping the school achieve success.

- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2012
Have two girls in Bolton and it has been a wonderful experience! It has strong parental/community support and has really turned out to be a wonderful neighborhood school! Teachers have been great, feel confident my children are getting a great education and principal has been more than accomodating when have had issues to address. They go over and above with music class instruction and art class after school at no additional charge! The Bolton staff has really gone over and above! We are a hidden gem on the West side of Atlanta!

- submitted by a parent
December 27, 2011
Great school in most ways. Parents are involved, teachers are personally involved with students. My child loves this school

- submitted by a parent
November 14, 2011
We love our neighborhood school. Our oldest entered kindergarten five years ago, and at the time we were happy enough with the warm and welcoming environment and with how well he seemed to fit in and thrive. It was a relatively new school, but it was solid. And with every year since then, we've been astonished by the school's upward trajectory. Parent involvement and community support has risen exponentially, and the student demographics steadily diversified to become a really interesting, healthy, and educational mix. Bolton Academy has dedicated teachers, an excellent young Principal, and a healthy feeling about the place. It's not perfect, but then again perfect schools breed kids without resilience. It's honestly hard to recognize the place compared to those early years.

- submitted by a parent
November 10, 2011
This is yet another example of a farse. Please do believe that this school is like Brandon, E. Rivers, or S. Smith. Bolton is under the administration of an unqualified principal. Hopefully the school board will quickly remidy this situation.

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2011
Bolton Academy is a great neighborhood school. At a time when most schools are bursting at the seams, we have right at 500 students. It is a great size. I feel like the teachers and administrators all know my children. I have two children at the school and they are thriving. I appreciate the diversity of the school and like that my kids get to know all different types of people and cultures. There are no security issues. I have never felt that my children have been in danger by any means. They are very independent and manuver through the school with great confidence. We have had a VERY positive experience at the school.

- submitted by a parent
January 28, 2011
I believe my son was going to receive and award but they chose another kid for some reasons.My son was hurt sitting in that room knowing since 2 or 3 days that he was going to receive an award and now nothing.It would not be a problem if I did not think he deserved it.I agree with the award that my other kids received because it reflected them.There were some signs at the beginning of the year when we had to call APS folks to have my kids put in their right classroom.Bad experience with this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 04, 2010
i love how involved so many of the parents are

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 18, 2010
The entire Bolton Academy community is dedicated to giving the best education to the students and to making our school the best it can be. Starting at the top with Principal Laura Strickling, the caring and commitment is demonstrated by the teachers, staff and parents. I love being a part of this community and the adjacent neighborhood that supports Bolton.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
I love Bolton Academy because the school is very diverse. I was welcomed by caring and concerned teachers. This was a concern for me being that we were new to the city. I was really worried about coming from a small town and entering a new large city with my children. We were accustomed to knowing everyone and being associated with friendly people and wanted the same from APS with Bolton. We are very pleased we feel very much at home with Bolton. We were also concerned about the cirriculum my children will be taught. Our concern was that they will be behind leaving an excellent school, but I must say we are very pleased. Bolton will receive nothing but A's from me!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2010
Bolton has dedicated teachers, parents and students. In a big city, it's nice for my son to have a small community that supports him and that he can contribute to.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 11, 2010
It's a great school with goals for students

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 11, 2010
It's my neighborhood school, it's where my children are growing and learning

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 08, 2010
My child atttends the school. Botlon Academy is on the rise and the financial resources would help their students attain educational achievement. We want Bolton to exceed the standard and excel in all areas.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 08, 2010
Bolton is a fabulous school with a small community feel. We are excited that we just received our IB designation!

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2010
Boton Academy is a small neighborhood school with a BIG focus on building community strength as well as giving our children a strong foundation for a life full of learning. Parents and teacher form a great team together!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 08, 2010
Salimah's enthusiasm about this school tells me that it is a GOOD school, She would not invest so much time & effort to help the Bolton Academy if it was not worthy. I am looking forward to hearing more about it.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 08, 2010
What do I like best about Bolton? the students In their enthusiastic faces, I see hope...

- submitted by a teacher
March 11, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
no rating March 10, 2010
I really was taking a liking to the school; over the past year or so things have really changed. I'm really sad not all the parents are able to be involved in the various projects and outings, due the the current leadership from the school. This school has its picks when it come to who they want to be involved. Sounds like a little ... to me. keep trying!!

- submitted by a community member
August 10, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating February 20, 2009
My kids are in kindergarten in Bolton Academy and I could not ask for a better school or better teachers. Ms.Robinson and Ms.Price are great teachers. They keep you up to date on things and if your child needs extra help with something, they will let you know immediately. I really appreciate the principal, and teachers at BOLTON ACADEMY!

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2008
My daughter started Kindergarten this year at Bolton Academy (2008-2009) and the education has far exceeded my expectations. She has learned so much in the short time she has attended Bolton Academy. The teachers and staff seem excited to be there, which says a lot about the school. The children are very well behaved and friendly. My daughter loves the school and her teacher and looks forward to going to school each day. Please consider when you are evaluating this school that there is so much more to what makes a good school than overall test scores. We are very happy there and I feel my daughter is receiving a great education!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2008
This is my daughters second year at Bolton Academy. She has learned more that I have ever imagined since her first day. I would recommend this school to everyone because of its dedication to outstantding achievement in academics. We are from another state and because of Bolton Academy we will never go back!!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 21, 2007
I feel by far that this is the best elementary school that my daughters have attended and they have been in two other elementary schools since they started school

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July 31, 2007
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July 23, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2007
I have been a Bolton Academy parent for 4 years. My daughters love the school and we have nothing but nice things to tell you about the school. You can always call and ask for a tour. Come and be part of bolton academy.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2006
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Bolton Academy
2268 Adams Dr NW, Atlanta, GA  30318
(404) 802-8350
Last modified Bolton Academy is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Bolton Academy Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 51 reviews. Top