A Private School Guide and Timeline for Applying to Independent Schools
Finding the right school for your children is one of the most important choices a parent can make. In the case of choosing a private school, this selection will result in one of the largest financial investments that you will make in your children so thorough research is a must. A profile of some of the best schools in the South Fulton area follows and expert Terry Williams offers a timeline for choosing the school that best fits with your family and mastering the application process.
Arlington Christian School
4500 Ridge Road
Fairburn, GA 30213
Head of School – Joyce Price
Director of Admissions – Karen Powell
Arlington Christian School stands out from different private school environments. Arlington’s small class sizes allows innovative teachers the ability to tailor education uniquely for each student. Each child is developed on three main levels: academically, emotionally and spiritually. The high school college preparatory curriculum, Dual enrollment program and STEAM program allow students a completive advantage. Each child is encouraged to find a balance in academics, sports and fine art offerings. A new film and production classes will start in 2016-2017.
Arlington Christian School has been in existence since 1959. First located in Ben Hill and moving to Fairburn in 1975, Arlington has a long tradition of serving the families of South Fulton County. Arlington provides a partnership with families while developing children to be positive contributors to their community. Students and families are encouraged to participate in community events and volunteer in opportunities to help others. Arlington focuses on education of the whole child, focusing on the growth of knowledge, emotional development and spirituality.
667 Fairburn Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30331
Imhotep Academy is committed to the development of the “whole” child through an accelerated, customized curriculum that seamlessly incorporates African-American history and heritage. Since 1993, we have educated the students of South Fulton. We are proud to be back home. This year we kicked off our first day of school with an awesome “Blast Into Learning” event. Each year we have a themed 1st Day celebration with “paparazzi,” breakfast, and a parent information fair. Our administration, teachers and PTA keep the momentum up throughout the year with a calendar of energetic, educational experiences.
Imhotep Academy is proud to offer its students a plethora of programs and activities to ensure a well-rounded education. Since our return to South Fulton we have added a S.T.E.A.M after school program, chess, karate, robotics and basketball to the already rigorous curriculum. The school garden project will teach students the importance of agriculture, recycling and community involvement.
We are proud to employ individuals with vision. The teachers and staff at Imhotep Academy bring incredible talents and unique content expertise. Our teaching staff, parents and community of supporters provide a holistic learning environment for students. Learn more about us at Imhotep.net.
2148 Newnan Street
East Point, Georgia 30344
Romar Academy, founded in 1978 by Peggy A. Hinson, began as an idea that children excel when placed in an academically challenging environment that is rooted in a nurturing and supportive atmosphere. By utilizing this model, Romar has created a warm and welcoming environment rooted in family values, academic excellence, and school pride! Each academic phase is designed to infuse knowledge through hands on learning and skill-building thereby stimulating and challenging students to think critically as well as beyond the page.
To maintain and strengthen students’ development and love of learning throughout the summer, students participate in the Summer Adventure Program. Their cutting edge program is designed to bring academics to life! Today, Romar has educated thousands of young minds and will continue to serve the South Fulton area. For more information, call to schedule a tour or visit the website.
1662 Rugby Avenue
College Park, GA 30337
Woodward Academy is the largest independent school in the continental U.S., with two campuses in metro-Atlanta. With an average class size of only 16, our teachers provide wise, individual guidance at every step. Students develop a deep respect for difference as they collaborate with peers from more than 20 counties and a broad array of religious and ethnic backgrounds. Woodward offers prolific opportunities to try and triumph, including 20 AP courses, a Transition Program for students with mild learning differences, and a wide range of arts and athletics.F. Stuart Gulley, Ph.D. is the president of the Woodward Academy.
Woodward’s approach to education guides each child to recognize and develop his or her remarkable talents and to give back to the community. A typical graduating class attends more than 100 colleges and universities, devotes 5,000 hours to community service, and earns more than $14 million in collegiate scholarship awards.
In addition, AJC Top Workplaces has consecutively ranked Woodward Academy in the No. 1 or No. 2 position as one of Atlanta’s best employers, for the past five years. In addition, this year Woodward also received the award for “Best Benefits” for employees, across all categories.