Independent K-12 School in Atlanta

The Paideia School


High school art drawings

Paideia promotes development in the arts, including fine and performance arts, as part of a well rounded education. The arts at Paideia cover a wide range of creative forms, including visual arts such as drawing and painting, ceramics, woodworking and photography, and performing arts, including music and chorus and drama.

Music class

There are 16 teachers in the arts program. Most teach a variety of ages. Students throughout the school take art classes. Teachers in the elementary often work with art teachers to coordinate lessons with class study themes. In junior high and high school are exposed to a wide range of offerings. In recent years, Paideia students have been successful in photography, art and music competitions at the local, state and national levels. A large number of students are selected to participate in the selective All-state Chorus, Band and Orchestra. Junior high and high students perform in musical and dramatic productions as well.

Curriculum examples


  • Drawing and painting
  • Photography
  • Ceramics
  • Digital design
  • Printmaking

  • Chamber orchestra
  • Jazz ensemble
  • Wind ensemble
  • Chorale
  • Music theory

  • Film
  • Acting workshop
  • Acting master class
  • Playwriting/screenwriting
  • Theater tech

  • Small metals
  • Digital playground
  • Studio lighting
  • Clothing design
  • Clay canvas
  • Playing with fire: Raku

  • West African drumming
  • Improvisational music
  • Musical: cast, tech crew, orchestra
  • Chamber music
  • Songwriting workshop

  • Standup 101
  • Acting – troupe play
  • Acting – improvisation
  • Playwriting
  • Classic films

Arts News

Junior High Musical Tickets Now on Sale - May 30 preview time now at 3:30 p.m.

Event information

Hakuna Matata! Tickets are now on sale for the Junior High production of Lion King Jr., a one-hour version of Disney's Broadway musical.
  • Afterschool preview performance: Tuesday, May 30 at 3:30 p.m.
  • Evening performances: Tuesday, May 30, Wednesday, May 31, & Thursday, June 1 at 7 p.m. , Paideia Theater
  • Tickets for May 30 are $5 online and at the door. Tickets evening performances May 30-June 1 are $10 online and at the door. Purchase tickets at

Upcoming Arts Events

Junior High Musical Preview CHANGED: Changed from 4 pm.
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Junior High Musical Performance
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Junior High Musical Performance
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Junior High Musical Performance
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