Our admissions process for 2021-2022 will include many different ways for prospective families to get to know Paideia virtually.
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
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.
Our half-day program promotes social, emotional, and intellectual growth through a rich environment emphasizing exploration, imagination, interaction, and communication.
We have two options for 5-year-olds: one is a half-day program in a mixed-age class with 3- and 4-year-olds; the other is a full-day program in a mixed-age class with 6-year-olds.
When visiting our elementary school you will hear terms like “multi-age class,” “central subject,” “fresh-air break,” “project-based learning” and “self-contained classroom.” Most classrooms in the elementary school are multi-age, or the equivalent of two grades.
Paideia’s junior high is especially suited to the needs and opportunities of early adolescence.
During high school, Paideia students make many choices to create individual schedules tailored to their interests and needs.
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.
961 full-time students (K-12) and 45 half-day students (ages 3-5). 38% students of color.
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.
134 full-time teachers and 34 part-time teachers. 74% have advanced degrees. 25% faculty of color. Schoolwide student/teacher ratio 7:1.
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.
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.
Gregory Mancini, High School Social Studies, and Lindsay Reid, High School Science, teamed up to create their class, Disease and the Modern World.
David Millians '84, fifth and sixth grade teacher, talks about humor, kids and teaching.
Eddy Hernandez, Assistant Dean of Students and Modern Languages teacher, talks about his relationships with his students and colleagues.
Lou, a seventh and eighth grade teacher, speaks about student authenticity and empowerment.
Monique Dawson, Junior High Athletic Director, speaks on respect, accountability, teamwork and effort.
Stephanie Feinman and Brian Eames '88 discuss their classroom of fourth and fifth graders.
High school science
B.A., Carleton College; M.S., University of Washington
STEAM coordinator and high school science
B.S., Harvard University
High school art
B.F.A., University of Georgia
B.A., Duke University; M.Ed., Georgia State University
High school principal and social studies
B.A., Wesleyan University; M.Ed., University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D., Georgia State University
High school math
B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
High school social studies
B.J., University of Missouri; M.P.S., Cornell University; M.A. and Ph.D., Harvard University
Junior high science and student life coordinator
B.A., Northland College; M.A., University of Wisconsin
Junior high homebase
B.A., Middlebury College and M.Ed., University of Wisconsin
B.A., University of York; Post-Graduate Certificate, Bath Spa University
High school counselor and high school english
A.B., University of Georgia; M.A. and Ph.D., Georgia State University
B.A., Hollins University; M.Ed., Lesley College and Georgia State University