The Paideia School

About Us

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Founded in 1971, the Paideia School offers progressive education for students ages three to twelfth grade with a focus on the individual student. Paideia creates opportunities and environments where students can uncover their unique gifts and learn to use them in meaningful ways.

Paideia is the leading progressive school in the Southeast offering AP and post-AP curricula. In 2023, Paideia students received the highest number of Scholastic Art and Writing Awards of any private school in the state, had the second-highest number of National Merit Scholars in Georgia and were state champions in boys and girls Ultimate Frisbee and boys soccer. Paideia’s class of 2023 saw 120 graduates accepted into 181 colleges and universities.

Paideia’s Framework of Values focuses on people and values and serves to guide how we teach, learn and grow together.


Framework of Values

Above all else, a good school should be a good place for people to be. It should exemplify qualities of human interaction that we would wish for people everywhere. One should feel valued. A great many interesting things should be going on. One should be learning a lot - and especially learning how to better learn. School should be a place one looks forward to going to in the morning and is somewhat reluctant to leave at the end of the day. The school as a center for learning should have things going on in the evenings and on weekends involving parents and people from the community as well as students and faculty.”

Dr. Newt Hodgson, Paideia Self Study, 1980