Independent Pre-K to 12 School in Atlanta

The Paideia School


We recognize that paying for a Paideia education is a considerable investment for most families.

We do all we can to use our resources wisely while maintaining a culture of teaching and learning that is both personal and individualized.

Over the years, Paideia has evolved from a small school inspired by educational idealism into a major institution with a strong record of accomplishment and community support, still practicing the core beliefs of the founding generation of teachers and parents.

Tuition 2018-2019

  • Half Day, ages 3-5 - $13,143
  • Elementary, ages 5-12 - $22,167
  • Junior High, grades 7-8 - $24,804
  • High School, grades 9-11 - $24,867 
  • High School, grade 12 - $25,116

2018-19 Tuition Information

Newly admitted students pay tuition in three installments. One-third of the annual tuition total is due by the reply date, Thursday, April 11, 2019 (or Friday, Feb. 8, 2019 for early half-day applicants). This includes a $2,000 non-refundable administrative fee. The balance of the tuition is paid in two installments: one due on June 1, and the other due on November 1. Students currently enrolled at Paideia pay tuition in installments due on March 1, June 1, and November 1.

Additional Expenses


Included in tuition Required Optional
  • Books
  • Supplies
  • Class trips (vary by class, third grade and up*)
  • Music:
    • fifth and sixth grade informal concert attire*
    • fifth and sixth grade instrument rental/purchase

  • PE: gym shoes (vary by class)

  • Pi-Bites (lunch program)
  • Yearbook

Junior High


Required Optional
  • Books
  • Yearbook
  • Seventh grade science trip
  • Sports team uniforms
  • Class field trips (vary by class*)
  • Music:
    • concert attire (new or used)*
    • band/orchestra instrument rental/purchase
  • Pi-Bites (lunch program)
  • Junior high musical: costume, script, other expenses*

High School


Required Optional
  • Yearbooks
  • Class Trips
  • Sports team uniforms
  • Graduation fees
  • Books: new or used ($400-600)*
  • Math: iPad app*

  • Required for participating students:
    • AP: exam fee*
    • Music:
      • concert attire (new or used)*
      • biennial trip*
      • band/orchestra instrument rental/purchase
    • High school musical: costume, script, other expenses*
    • Athletics: additional uniform accessories, trips (vary according to sport)*

  • Pi-Bites (lunch program)
  • Bash (prom) tickets*
  • Other social events (plays, dances, annual BBQ, etc)**

* Financial aid percentages WILL apply.
** Financial aid percentages MAY apply.
Contact Nancy Isom, director of business and finance, ( for details.

College Choices

Click below for the list of the schools of that our 2017-18 graduates are attending.

Map of college placement


students in the class of



different colleges




biology, chemistry, physics, calculus AB and BC, & statistics




of the class of 2015

of the class of 2016

of the class of 2017

of the class of 2018