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


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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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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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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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?

Oh, The Places You’ll Go! | 2021 Graduation

Another class of seniors have completed their time at Atlanta Classical Academy and are moving on to pursue exciting opportunities. This year’s seniors worked diligently in their college searches and
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Varsity Girls Soccer Wins State Championship!

After an exciting post-season run, the Girls Varsity Soccer team brought home Atlanta Classical Academy’s first State Championship title! They defeated Armuchee High School in the State Finals last Friday
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New SGA President Casts A Vision

ACA junior Kiki Bone was recently elected SGA president for the 2021-2022 school year. In her campaign speech, Kiki reflected on the strong community at Atlanta Classical, the camaraderie among her
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