Atlanta Classical Academy is a public charter school serving families who reside within the Atlanta Public Schools district. The School opened in the 2014-15 school year with students in grades K – 8 and now includes grades K-12. Our mission is central to all areas of the school:
The mission of Atlanta Classical Academy is to develop graduates in mind and character through a classical, content-rich curriculum that emphasizes the principles of virtuous living, traditional learning, and civic responsibility.
What kind of school is Atlanta Classical Academy?
The curriculum in the elementary school consists in explicit phonics in spelling and reading; grammar via diagramming; the Core Knowledge sequence in literature, history, and science; Singapore Math; and Spanish. Formal Latin is studied from the sixth to the eighth grades, and then students choose whether to continue with classical languages or to study Spanish. The reading of great books informed by Socratic discussion commences in the elementary school.
The upper school curriculum centers on the reading and discussion of great books in literature and primary sources in history and on a thorough understanding of both the facts and the concepts in mathematics and the sciences. The study of art and music is required K-8, and art and music electives are offered as well. To graduate, all seniors must write a senior thesis and deliver and defend it orally in front of their fellow students and members of the faculty. Teachers are hired based upon their mastery of academic disciplines and the ability to convey knowledge to young people. They should also have the ability and desire to shape the character of youth through a clear teaching of moral virtue.
How to Apply
Faculty applicants must submit the following:
- Cover letter tailored to the position(s) for which the applicant is applying. Please tell us how you learned about Atlanta Classical Academy.
- Statement of educational philosophy (500 words or less)
- Resume/curriculum vitae
- Official/sealed college/university transcripts and any applicable official test scores. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable initially.
In keeping with ‘industry standard’ charter school policies, the children of full-time employees will have enrollment preference. (Preference is also give to siblings of children otherwise enrolled and also to children of the Board of Directors.)
Employees will be employed by Atlanta Classical Academy and not Atlanta Public Schools. By law, teachers will participate in the Teacher’s Retirement System of Georgia. In addition, we offer a competitive benefits plan. Employees’ compensation packages will be individually negotiated.
Each school year begins with a week of training that usually begins in late July / early August.
Atlanta Classical Academy is an equal opportunity employer. The School hires without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or disability.