A K-12 public charter school serving residents of the City of Atlanta.

A Classical Education for Modern Times

Every parent wants to prepare his or her children to thrive in the 21st century, and some may think today’s world requires a new approach. Atlanta Classical Academy’s position is that technology has changed, but human nature has not. Still, the highest approach is to train the minds and strengthen the hearts of our children, and to imbue them with the knowledge and virtue necessary for building happy lives full of meaning and purpose. We do this through a rigorous, classical, great-books curriculum in a K-12, small-school environment where every student is known. In this inspiring work, we invite you to join us.

“Our promise is to surround your children with kind-hearted adults
who will teach and model virtuous living and the pursuit of intellectual and personal achievement.”

- Matthew Kirby, Executive Director


The mission of Atlanta Classical Academy is to develop students in mind and character through a classical, content-rich curriculum that emphasizes the principles of virtuous living, traditional learning, and civic responsibility.

Learn More


Our nation’s K-12 schools bear a formidable responsibility rarely acknowledged in today’s public discourse. As E.D. Hirsch points out, “school is the traditional place for acculturating children into our national life.”

Learn More


Athletics will provide a vehicle in which to teach student-athletes to become virtuous citizens. Atlanta Classical will maintain proper management of a community in which every individual recognizes his or her particular role and performs his or her own task as part of a properly functioning community.

View Athletics


The Fine Arts program at Atlanta Classical Academy provides students with an opportunity to explore, develop and be challenged in their pursuit to “learn the true, do the good, and love the beautiful.”

Learn More

News & Events

What’s New?

Cavaliers Serve hosts inaugural Week of Service

Members of Atlanta Classical’s Key Club assist with donations during Sunday’s drive-through event. Parent and student volunteers pack boxes of groceries in partnership with Atlanta Public School’s Operation Feed ATL.
Read More

Atlanta Classical Rocketry Students Take it “Two the Limit”

Story and photos by Mr. Richter This past Saturday, members of ACA’s Airplane and Model Rocketry Club attended a high power launch hosted by the Southern Area Rocketry Association.  Eight students ranging from
Read More

Finishing Strong: High School Cross Country

Story by Coach KC Ham
Photos by Isabella Sheehan, senior

What a year for our high school cross country team! Earlier this month, our boys and girls took on high schools across Georgia in the State Finals in Carrolton, Ga.
Read More







interested in enrollment?

Enrollment information session dates for the 2021-2022 academic year will be released soon.


Courage, Courtesy, Honesty, Perseverance, Self-Government, Service