WELCOME TO

ATLANTA CLASSICAL ACADEMY

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

MISSION

Our mission is to develop students in mind and character through a classical, content-rich curriculum that emphasizes virtuous living, traditional learning, and civic responsibility.

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ACADEMICS

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.”

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ATHLETICS

Through training and competition, athletics provides a vehicle by which to teach student-athletes to develop virtues of courage and perseverance.

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ARTS

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.”

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News & Events

What’s New?

A Historic Season for ACA Basketball

The varsity boys broke the school record for most games won in a season, with an 11-8 record! Ranked 5th in the region, the boys recently competed in the state
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Black History Month Speaker Series

This year during Black History Month, we invited speakers from around Atlanta to come to school on Friday afternoons and speak with upper school students about their own stories and
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Introducing: The ACA House System!

This month, we officially launched the ACA House System in the middle school! We named each of our four houses for ancient cities with rich histories: Alexandria, Carthage, Constantinople, and
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K-12

GRADES

681

STUDENTS

2014

YEAR FOUNDED

interested in enrollment?

The enrollment lottery for the 2022-2023 school year took place on March 7, 2022. Parents may submit an enrollment application to be added to the waitlist.

OUR VIRTUES

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