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Admissions

PAIDEIA SCHOOL

Our admissions process for 2022-2023 will include many different ways for prospective families to get to know Paideia.

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Admissions

PAIDEIA SCHOOL

Our admissions process for 2022-2023 will include many different ways for prospective families to get to know Paideia.

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Admissions

PAIDEIA SCHOOL

We have a full calendar of upcoming events. 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

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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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Begin your Paideia exploration with Paideia 101.

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  • Watch video interviews, read course books, and scan pertinent online content at your own pace.
  • Register to attend live events with faculty and administrators, students, and parents.
  • Schedule a small-group campus tour.
  • Request a phone conversation with an admissions team member.

Return to Paideia 101 throughout the season to view new, exclusive content.

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

We hope to welcome you this fall to our lovely office in a 1920s house on the Paideia campus. The challenges of the past year have afforded us the opportunity to recreate our admissions events so we can introduce you to Paideia both virtually and in-person. We have many exciting events planned for the coming months (see calendar). 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

Upcoming Events

The best way to learn about Paideia is to see us in action. We have a full calendar of upcoming events, including in-person and virtual events and campus tours. full calendar

Campus Visits

Paideia faculty, staff, and students have returned to campus, so school seems to be operating much as it did in pre-Covid times, with this important exception: Everyone is masked when indoors. Furthermore, all employees have been vaccinated, as well as nearly all of our eligible students.

In accordance with our school health and safety policies, campus visitors will be required to wear masks at all times and those who are eligible for a Covid vaccine must complete a brief form certifying vaccine compliance. Throughout the admissions season we will offer a wide variety of Zoom events, virtual tours, self-guided tours, and access to videos of classroom interactions as alternatives for those who cannot come to campus during the school day.

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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

986 full-time students (K-12) and 48 half-day students (ages 3-5). 40% 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: 22% of the class of 2021, 20% of the class of 2020, 18% of the class of 2019. STEAM, service learning, urban agriculture, robotics, making, and mindfulness practice integrated at all levels of the school.

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Faculty

138 full-time teachers and academic administrators and 20 part-time teachers. 66% have advanced degrees. 27% faculty of color. Schoolwide student/teacher ratio 8:1.

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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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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.