Independent K-12 School in Atlanta

The Paideia School



Paideia Teachers on the Importance of Discussing Race in the Classroom

Junior high teachers Martha Caldwell and Oman Frame, authors of a new book, "Let's Get Real: Exploring Race, Class, and Gender Identities in the Classroom," write about the importance of discussing race in the classroom on the Atlanta Journal-Constitution education blog, Get Schooled by Maureen Downey.

Paideia Student Wins Stars Mill Invite

Sophia West '18 won the AT&T Starrs Mill Invite and set a personal and school record with a time of 18:19.

Sophia West All-Class Girls' Runner of the week

Sophia West '18 was named All-Class Girls Runner of the Week by Mile Split Ga. website. She was also the winner of the Saucony Battle of Atlanta. Sophia won the high school invitational by a time of 19:07. Sophia defeated a strong field of varsity runners at Aug. 27 race.

Paideia Students' Poems Receive Acclaim

Two Paideia students have written poems on social issues that have received widespread acclaim.

Sophia Huynh's poem, "A-Z American Born Chinese", was published in the online magazine, The Margins, part of the Asian American Writers Workshop's website. It explores her experience growing up as an American born Chinese. She was featured in a story on WABE in Atlanta earlier this year. President Barack Obama wrote Sophia complimenting her poem and the ideas expressed in it.

White Boy Privilege," a poem by Royce Mann on the social issue of white privilege has received national acclaim. Royce has performed his poem on several local and national news outlets and television shows.



Music Man

Students in the junior high and high school perform in annual musical and drama productions each year.

State Champs

Paideia boys’ soccer, ultimate and tennis teams and the girls’ ultimate team were 2016 State Champs.

"My experience at Paideia has been more than a study of iambic pentameter and integrals; my time here has taught me to truly think, both about my own behavior and its effect on the greater world and also about my place in that world and my duty to it.” - Paideia graduate


Parents fill over 3,000 volunteer jobs in a typical year.

“But most of the time, I couldn't have separated the work from the fun.” - Paideia parent

Scholastic Arts & Writing awards

Five Paideia students won national Scholastic Arts and Writing awards in 2016.

Thirty-seven Paideia students won regional Scholastic Arts and Writing awards.