Independent K-12 School in Atlanta

The Paideia School

Deadlines and Decisions


Monday, Jan. 23, 2017 - Half-Day and Kindergarten Application Deadline
Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017 - Elementary, Junior High, and High School Application Deadline
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017 - Financial Aid Application Deadline


Decisions are difficult because almost all of the applicants to Paideia are qualified, yet we have only a limited number of openings each year. In selecting new students, attention is given to age, gender balance, family involvement, and all the areas of diversity important in creating a rich and interesting school community.

As a member of the Atlanta Area Association of Independent Schools (AAAIS), Paideia has agreed to abide by certain common admissions procedures. The uniform date for mailing admissions decisions and financial aid awards is Friday, March 31, 2017. The uniform online notification date is Saturday, April 1, 2017. Applicants can then access their admission decisions by logging into their Ravenna accounts.

AAAIS members have all agreed not to contact families between the mailing date and the reply date of Thursday, April 13, 2017. While we are happy to return phone calls, this policy does not allow for visits to our campus or meetings with representatives of our school during this period. To learn more, follow this link to the AAAIS Principles of Good Practice in Recruiting and Admitting Students.

A signed enrollment contract and the first tuition payment must accompany acceptance of our offer of admission by Thursday, April 13, 2017. (For more information about affording Paideia, see Tuition and Financial Aid.)