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PK-8
Private
Roswell, GA
Students enrolled: 222
Before care: No
After care: Yes

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2000 Holcomb Woods Parkway
Roswell, GA 30076

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(678) 461-6102
(678) 461-6105
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October 17, 2014
Atlanta Academy is an amazing school! The teachers are incredibly nurturing and knowledgeable. The administration is exceedingly helpful. Everyone knows my children and makes them feel important. My children want to go to school each day, and they come home every afternoon and tell me all of the wonderful things they have learned.

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2014
I am looking forward to another wonderful year at The Atlanta Academy. Each year I am thrilled with the teachers and academics my 3 children receive. The quality and standards of programs goes above and beyond my expectations. The best part is that my children wake up each day ready and excited to go to school - you can't beat that!

- submitted by a parent
June 18, 2014
From the moment I toured The Atlanta Academy until today, I have always been very impressed with this school. My children have attended The Atlanta Academy for 6 years. I extensively researched many prospective schools and decided on Atlanta Academy because of challenging curriculum, community service opportunities, and a faculty that is passionate about the students. The visual arts and performing arts program is top notch. The teachers create an environment that encourages the students to think critically and compassionately about themselves and their community. My oldest child is in the middle school. Yes, the program is rigorous but I know my child will be well-prepared for high school. The middle school teachers have high expectations, but are there for additional help after school. In addition, the school provides opportunities for the students to try a variety of extracurricular activities (athletics, debate, stock club, spring musical, band, chorus, photography, book clubs ). You can't go wrong with choosing this school!

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2014
Suitable for young children, but the Administration seems to have an outdated view on how to to properly nurture and educate middle school children. The rigid rules and excessive homework cause many children and parents high levels of stress, and do not appear to translate into higher levels of learning and test scores. It would be interesting to find out what percentage of children stay from K through 8. My perception is that the majority of non-faculty children stay 2-3 years only. My children find it to be a harsh environment, even though they have always been good students.

- submitted by a parent
March 18, 2014
As a parent, I've consistently watched the leadership and how they respond to different situations, observed classrooms to monitor teacher's instructional styles, and done extensive comparative research on the curriculum Atlanta Academy implements compared to well known private schools in Atlanta. AA offers a globally recognized, evidence-based math curriculum as well as one of the most effective curriculums for teaching reading and writing to students and commits to ensuring their teachers get high quality training every summer. I can't say this for any of the elite private schools. In addition, they genuinely care about the children and differentiate to accommodate each individual child and where they are in their learning. All the teachers, even ones that dont teach my kids, are very responsive to my concerns. One of my kids had to face discipline issues and I was so grateful for the way his teacher and Ms. Naples responded to him. He is a much better student because of the genuine (and firm) responsiveness that they gave him. If you are looking for a school that provides rigorous instruction, explicit focus on the child with no gimmicks, this is the private school to be at.

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2013
I have had children at this school for 7 years and I have nothing but WONDERFUL things to say about the faculty, staff and administration. The curriculum is strong in every aspect and their standards are high, but the teachers will do whatever it takes to help the children work to their full potential. The students are accepting and kind beyond what I have found in any other school. The Summer Camp is awesome. The kids are kept engaged and entertained all day. My kids love it and beg to go every week. They have awesome off-campus fieldtrips for the older kids and cool onsite fieldtrips for the little ones. The camp counselors are all educators and really go above and beyond to make sure the kids are enjoying themselves. I guess you can't ever make everyone happy, but The Atlanta Academy does an amazing job. I would encourage anyone looking for a school to visit the Atlanta Academy. You will not be disappointed.

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2013
The school is ok/not great but there are much better schools out there. The summer camp is terrible though - don't waste your money - my little girl cried day about having to go to the camp. .

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2013
Pre-k program: The good, small teacher/student ratio, great art class & library. The bad, my child has attended for three years now. The 1st two "teachers" were in fact not licensed educators. This showed in many ways. My mistake allowing my child to continue on here after the 1st yr experience. It was not until nearing end of 2nd yr I made this discovery. By this pt my child was having fits about attending class. The inexperienced teachers affected my child in countless ways. The only reason we stayed on for the 3rd yr is due to the fact a licensed edu. was hired. She has been awesome! If only the 1st 2 yrs had gone so well. My child has challenges that could have been brought to my attention much sooner if there had been real teachers in place those 1st 2 yrs. In fact, the pre-k 3 teacher "not really" was so horrid that she was dismissed in spring of 2012 to be replaced by another non-licensed educator. And to pay such fees for non-licensed educators. It is my opinion that pre-k 3 & 4 are nothing more than glorified day care. In closing, do your research before choosing a school, dig deep for info beyond the dog and pony show the admin puts on while interviewing

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2013
I went 3 and a half years at this school. The Good:Lots of extracirriculars that your child will immensely appreciate because- kids don't get the opportunity to try so many things. Your kid can take a photography class, be on debate and be in the musical in just one year which you can't really do anywhere else. It also has an excellent reading and Spanish program above public schools. Being in a private school also gives your child a business like attitude and competitiveness that will help them later in life. The Bad:Teachers and the principal their "bad apples." One slightly obese kid was kicked out the day after he got there. He was beaten by stronger boys and blamed for it. A lot of rich jocks go to this school and because there is only 7 kids in a class, it's really hard to make friends or let alone survive. Their "pedigree standards" are really hard for any kid to handle and will be a degrading experience that will haunt them the rest of their lives.

- submitted by a community member
December 19, 2012
We have two children at the Atlanta Academy and think its an excellent school. The nurturing environment and staff that cares make it an ideal school for us. Additionally, your child is treated as an individual and is encouraged to do their best in all areas. The academics are solid and they have average and advanced classes. They also provide extra support when needed. This is the best kept secret in the private school community.

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2012
We are just finishing up our first year at Atlanta Academy and we have been so happy with the choice we made. The teachers are top notch, the emphasis on the Readers Writers workshop is impressive, I can't say enough about the small class sizes....everyone gets the attention they need and each child is taught to their ability. It's a very close, family environment but we've also found it's a very professional, well thought out program. The teaches are constantly going to continuous education courses and finding new and better ways to teach the children. Going into the year, I was worried our son was going to have difficulties in school and he is absolutely thriving AND ENJOYING the year! We have other friends in other schools in the area and personally, I haven't found fundraising to be any different than what they do...if anything, AA is less intrusive in that category. Thank you to all at Atlanta Academy!

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2012
Far and away, Atlanta Academy is the best K-8 private school in Roswell. The principal, teachers and administration are an incredible team, well educated and care for the whole child as a member of their school community. The Parents' Association is active and effective. The active leadership of Ms. Naples (principal) consistently insures the school maintains its focus, integrity and mission. The school has the latest technology, a beautiful campus and provides continuous education to their teachers. As a parent, I could not be happier my children have thrived as students and love their school.

- submitted by a parent
February 16, 2012
Overall our experience has been good. I do feel that the academics are fairly strong. I will say that we have been fortunate to have good teachers, one in particular I would deem as great. As with any school, I feel that the teacher weighs heavily on you academic experience. Reader's and Writer's workshop is good, but to a degree flawed. It places an immense amount of pressure on the kids. The staff in inconsistent. If you find yourself amoungst the favored, your experience will be even better. Not a bad school, but far from the best.

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2012
Our child has been enrolled at The Atlanta Academy for five years and we continue to be very pleased with the education he receives. Because of the small class size (16 max.) each child gets the attention they need. The reading and writing program is exceptional. There is not a better program for the Arts anywhere. Overall, the children receive a well rounded education from a very dedicated and caring staff.

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2011
As a parent at the Atlanta Academy we have been very happy with both the lower school and the preschool for our children. The small classes enable the teachers to individually motivate the children so they are inspired to learn. Faculty is very caring. Readers and Writers workshops are great.

- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2011
This is the second year that my kids attend the Atlanta Academy. The teachers and administrators are all inspiring, dedicated and truly care about the kids. The Readers & Writers workshop is amazing! The attention they receive because of the smaller class sizes is a huge asset to their education. As the previous writer stated, they do fund raising, but all schools do that and it is needed to help keep the tuition down. This school was started by parents and educators and the result is a wonderful school that my kids actually look forward to attending

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2011
A great school, after only a short period of time has transformed the academic performance and attitude of my child. The Readers& Writers Workshop method is amazing & inspires even the v. young children. If you have a child who is a can't or won't read this school can help. On the downside, they have an awful and tacky approach to fundraising. A private school that behaves like a public school. First week of term they ask for annual fund donation of $2000 per child. Then its sponsored fun run and please collect box tops which is all fine, except that they manipulate and exploit the feelings of the kids- constantly gathering them together & telling them they will win an x-box or ipad etc for getting most sponsor money, or they will get singled out and given an icecream if they collect a certain number of box tops. Its so horrible! As parents we are already VERY motivated to give what we can for our kids. Heck, we have chosen private school! We are all cutting box tops and giving what we can- we do not need our kids being manipulated into feeling bad and pressuring us. It is tacky and unpleasant. This is a FOR PROFIT business not a charity-I don't like businesses bribing my kids.

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2011
I am blown away with The Atlanta Academy. My daughter has thrived both academics and socially since she has been at the school. The reading and writing program is truly incredible! The Atlanta Academy is the best kept secret in town.

- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2011
A few of the teachers are related to the Vice Principal. Therefore, there is quite a bit of bias and "sticking together" behavior in the school amongst the faculty. We had one of the teachers that is related and when there was an issue that needed to be addressed there was no accountability with the school/teacher and the Vice Principal even stated that the teacher is "not in the wrong". Without really investigating or hearing our side. This school either likes you (and of course your money) or they don't and it does not matter if young (5 year old) children get hurt emotionally because of the lack of experience from faculty or its' mean spirited environment. Unqualified teachers may say your child needs testing "because something is wrong with them." After thousands of dollars of testing you just find out it is completely the school and that your child is above average in many areas and have been treated very unfairly. Not once did the school stick up for the welfare of my child. They simply cared about bringing in more money and defending each other completely. Beware of this school!!!

- submitted by a parent
June 30, 2009
Wonderful school! Teachers are excellent from the elementary level into the Middle School. Some previous reviews are critical of the math and language arts program, but I think this is untrue. The Atlanta Academy has outstanding academics and creates a well rounded student that will be successful in High School. You won't a better, more nuturing enviornment for your child.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 06, 2009
It's a small social scene I'll agree. It's like any other middle school though at the same time. The teachers try to help you and really do care. At any middle school... if you have friends you'll get through anything. There are many students and teachers willing to just come up and help one that's alone. It's a just normal school.

- submitted by a student
November 13, 2008
Unsurpassed curriculum and faculty. I have interviewed several schools in the Atlanta area and have found none that compare with the individual attention and devotion that is shown to each student at this institution. Wonderful school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 30, 2008
awesome school well educated teachers and a no cristism from students or teachers. i wish i could be able to go there i am glad my kid is going there wonderful school

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2008
Incredible school! As a parent I could not have found a better place for my children. My son graduated from the Atlanta Academy in 2004 and just now graduated from high school and is going to Savannah College of Art and Design. My second daughter just graduated The Atlanta Academy and is going to Riverwood Charter International School. We still have two more years in the AA with a daughter going into the 7th grade. I feel my children have been well prepared in academics and in social skills to confront the world outside The Atlanta Academy. Cynzia Sanchez-Urrea

- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2008
The middle school is not a good place for a smart, well adjusted kid. Math and language arts have been consistently weak (same teachers for 6,7,8th grades). And too many kids with issues. Because it's small, the social scene is extremely limited, with trouble-makers dominating.

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2008
Considering the number of errors in these reviews from Atlanta Academy students.... that's all the info you need.

- submitted by a community member
no rating August 21, 2007
As a student from the Atlanta Academy I was only 3 years there (my middle school years) and just in those 3 years there I have an such a great experiance. I made new friends who I will always stay in touch with, had the extra help when i needed it, and learned plenty of new things. With their new buliding I believe that they will become an even bigger community and become a better school! -Olivia Caldas (years 6th -8th)

- submitted by a student
August 21, 2007
I was a student at the Atlanta Academy and I just graduated to go to the 9th grade. Atlanta Academy prepared me so much for Highschool. There academic standards are high but the teachers do there best to help each and every student to do there best and keep there grades up. I have been there for 6 years. Its definitly a family atmosphere at the AA and everyone is excepted and treated fairly. I am very proud to say I came from the Atlanta Academy. And I cant wait see how it expands even more in the new school.We just keep getting better and better.:) -jasi

- submitted by a student
August 21, 2007
I have been a student at the atlanta academy for six years and am now an eighth grader. It has become a major part of my life, not only because it is my school but because I have made the best group of friends. The teachers have been nothing but amazing and extreamly helpful! all of the atlanta academy's after school programs are very exciting and enjoyable. I love attending this school and i would recomend it to anyone I meet. I am so thrileld to have found the atlanta academy. -Katalina

- submitted by a student
August 21, 2007
As a current student at The Atlanta Academy, I can say it is the best school. I have been at this school since the day it started which was about 7 years ago. This school is my 2nd family. The teachers take time to teach us and help us understand the material, they teach us about respect for one another and they let us grow. I have been at this school for so long and I am completing my last year there this year. I will be sad to leave but I know that the school will continue withits great succes. -Gabby Yejo

- submitted by a student
February 14, 2007
I have been impressed with the work that I see my daughter doing at The Atlanta Academy. The material is laid out logically and stresses application of knowledge. In addition to strong academics, The Atlanta Academy has great enrichment programs: music, art, PE, technology, and Spanish. There are many estracurricular activities, including a great robotics club, performing arts... well, the list goes on and on. I have especially enjoyed the families at The Atlanta Academy. The parents are very interested in what is going on and they are all involved one way or another... and everyone really cares about each other. We have great Parent Association participation with events, like the Fall Festival, that have become true traditions.

- submitted by a parent
February 03, 2007
We have 2 children attending the Atlanta Academy. All of our expectations are exceeded and all of children's needs have been met. Our children are flourishing at the Atlanta Academy . The small classes attribute to the success of the school. We are most pleased with the faculty and staff of teachers at the Atlanta Academy. Our children have the rare opportunity to be children while at the same time are being groomed to become community leaders and independent thinkers. We have formed lasting friendships with many other parents due to the unselfish dedication to the school's success. Creative arts and sports have been a major influence on our children and we look forward with the new school to expand the availability of what is offered.

- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2007
This is the fifth year my children have attended Atlanta Academy and we are so pleased with everything offered at the school. It is a small community where everyone knows one another and the children have great respect for one another. Communication is great between the parents, teachers and administration and everyone is involved in educating your child both academically and emotionally. They have high academic standards but work to help the children meet them successfully. Every gathering feels like being with family. The extracurricular programs offered are many and varied. (Eg: basketball, soccer, band, plays,stock market club,dance, etc.)It is a wonderful family to all of us.

- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2007
We have been delighted with the individual attention that our 2nd grader has received over the last three years. The small class sizes allow the teachers to work with each child to ensure that their full potential is realized. This school offers a nurturing and caring environment but also has a strong academic emphasis. We are thrilled with the expansion into preschool and the move to the new location in Roswell this fall.

- submitted by a parent
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The Atlanta Academy
2000 Holcomb Woods Parkway, Roswell, GA  30076
(678) 461-6102
Last modified The Atlanta Academy is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
The Atlanta Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 35 reviews. Top