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Virtual Admissions

PAIDEIA SCHOOL

Our admissions process for 2021-2022 will include many different ways for prospective families to get to know Paideia virtually.

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Virtual Admissions

PAIDEIA SCHOOL

Our admissions process for 2021-2022 will include many different ways for prospective families to get to know Paideia virtually.

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Virtual Admissions

PAIDEIA SCHOOL

We will announce our fall virtual admissions events in mid-September. To get your viewbook and learn more, fill out our inquiry form.

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Half Day (ages 3-5)

PAIDEIA SCHOOL

We want children to connect ideas, take risks, benefit from mistakes, grow in empathy, and become life-long learners.

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Urban Agriculture Program

Paideia School

Through our year-round urban agriculture program, students and parents grow food on our farm in solidarity with communities across metro Atlanta in order to create a more just and equitable food system for everyone.

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Athletics

Paideia School

Paideia junior high and high school athletes compete in baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, swimming, tennis, track, ultimate, and volleyball.

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Science and Urban Agriculture

PAIDEIA SCHOOL

Our science and urban agriculture teachers work with students in year-round farming: preparing soil, sowing, transplanting, tending, and harvesting.

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Importance of Play

HALF DAY

Play is a central component in children’s mental growth. Play helps children make meaning in their world, it helps them learn about themselves, and [just as important], it helps them to learn how to get along with others.

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STEAM

PAIDEIA SCHOOL

Paideia’s STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) program includes classes and extracurricular opportunities at all levels of the school.

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Junior High

PAIDEIA SCHOOL

We have developed a program we think is especially suited to the needs and opportunities of early adolescence. It combines close and sustained contact and support from teachers with independence, individual responsibility, and a range of choices.

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Importance of the Present

FRAMEWORK of VALUES

The day a child spends now in school is as valuable as what will come later.

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Our virtual office is always open.

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In an ordinary year I would welcome you to our lovely office in a 1920s house on the Paideia campus. If you look closely at this picture, you will notice a giant bottle of hand sanitizer on the mantelpiece. Unfortunately, that is a sign of the current times. Because of health and safety concerns, we will not be able to welcome you physically to campus this fall. This has been a great opportunity to recreate our admissions events so we can introduce you to Paideia virtually. We'll have our first fall events posted by mid-September. In the meantime, please submit our short inquiry form to receive Paideia viewbooks and connect with us. All of us on the admissions team look forward to meeting you virtually, and hopefully soon in person.

Caroline Quillian Stubbs
Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management

Meet our Team

Learn More About Our School

We hope our viewbooks offer a glimpse into our school community and a useful introduction to Paideia's personalized approach to teaching children. Our viewbooks provide information about each division within the school and how Paideia teachers engage with students at different stages of academic and personal growth.

Please fill out our form to view or download our viewbooks.

 

 

Explore Paideia

Follow the links below to learn more about our programs.
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Ready to start your application process?

Create a profile in Ravenna, our admissions software provider. We look forward to getting to know you and your family and introducing you to Paideia.

Paideia at a Glance

Students

961 full-time students (K-12) and 45 half-day students (ages 3-5). 38% students of color.

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Academics

Honors courses in every academic area in the high school. Grades and written evaluations in junior high and high school. Parent/teacher conferences twice a year for half day, elementary, and junior high. National Merit honorees: 18% of the class of 2019, 22% of the class of 2018, 25% of the class of 2017. STEAM, service learning, urban agriculture, robotics, making, and mindfulness practice integrated at all levels of the school.

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Faculty

134 full-time teachers and 34 part-time teachers. 74% have advanced degrees. 25% faculty of color. Schoolwide student/teacher ratio 7:1.

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Location and Facilities

16 acres with 14 buildings in intown Druid Hills neighborhood.12-acre sports complex in Avondale Estates with 2 soccer fields and a baseball/softball field.

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Virtual Schooling at Paideia

Since March 2020, Paideia’s teachers have created rich, engaging online instruction at all levels of the school. The teacher-driven approach to our curriculum gives our teachers flexibility and freedom to create learning experiences that capture students’ interests and imaginations. Although it is challenging to teach from afar, Paideia School remains committed to quality instruction, whether teachers share classroom spaces or screens with their students.

Paideia Perspectives

A few of our teachers address the intangibles that make Paideia "Paideia."

Why I Teach

One of Paideia’s traditions is the “Why I Teach” speech at the annual faculty retreat. What follows are excerpts from years past.