Athens Academy

photo_for_moveAthens Academy is a coeducational, independent, college preparatory school serving students from three years old through 12th grade. Accredited by SAIS and SACS, the school operates on a beautiful 150-acre campus with over 950 students from 19 counties across Northeast Georgia and into metro Atlanta. In accordance with the school’s mission, Athens Academy strives for “excellence with honor in the educational and personal experience of each student” through academics, athletics, fine arts, and service.

Athens Academy’s student body consistently performs above state and national achievement standards for public and non-public schools. STEM concepts (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) are integrated into the curriculum from Preschool through Upper School. The newly-opened Dr. Ward B. Lewis Center for International Studies serves as the focal point of a school-wide program emphasizing the importance of global understanding and thinking. Foreign language instruction is provided in grades 1-12. Formal art instruction begins in kindergarten. General music instruction begins in the first grade, with an optional string orchestra program beginning in second grade. Service and leadership are integral to the curriculum in all divisions.

There is a rich tradition of athletic participation and success at Athens Academy. Currently, we offer 19 varsity team programs, 16 junior varsity, and 12 middle school teams in eleven different sports, and we compete as a member of the Georgia High School Athletic Association. A component of our success is the award-winning physical education department and its programs which has been recognized nationally for the past decade. Our coaches have significant experience within their sport and are committed to providing opportunities for student-athletes to develop their potential in a competitive yet nurturing environment. We invite you to explore our website to discover the myriad of successes experienced by our student-athletes and coaches.

Today, as it has been for over 45 years, Athens Academy’s goal is to prepare students to become successful, responsible, and involved citizens of the community, the country, and the world. For more information or to set up a tour, please visit

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