Back to School

First Day of School: Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Lower School Daily Schedule: 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Upper School Daily Schedule: 8:15 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
For the most up-to-date calendar information, please continue to check the School Calendar on our website. 

Open House: Tuesday, August 10

New and returning Cavalier families are invited to attend any time between 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. or 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Students will meet their teacher(s), receive schedules (upper school), receive a carpool hangtag, locker assignments, and much more! Families will also be able to shop the Used Uniform Sale.

Orientation for New Students and Families in Grades 1-5
7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
This event will take place virtually via Zoom. Click here to register.

Orientation for New Students and Families in Grades 8, 10, 11, & 12
2 p.m. – 3 p.m. in the ACA Cafeteria.

Because our on-campus parking is limited, there will be additional parking available at Northside Baptist Church (3100 Northside Drive NW) with a shuttle to take you from the parking lot to our campus. The shuttle will run from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Orientation Events

Kindergarten Orientation Events

Practice Day – August 9  | 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

This event helps transition and ready students for their first full day by becoming familiar with classmates, teachers and classrooms. Parents will drop students off at 8:30 a.m. Mr. Knowles will host a meeting for parents from 10:15 – 11 a.m.

Tears & Cheers – August 11 | 8:00 a.m.

Tears & Cheers will take place after morning carpool on the first day of school. Parents will receive an invitation with more information in the coming weeks.

Sixth Grade Orientation | August 9

New students and families arrive at 9:00 a.m.
Parent meeting 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Returning students arrive at 11:30 a.m.
All students dismiss 3:00 p.m.

New Sixth Grade students and families will arrive on campus at 9:00 a.m. Parents of new students will meet with School Leaders from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. and then are free to leave for the day. New students will take math and reading assessments in the morning; these will last until about 11:30 am. All 6th grade students are invited to an 11:30 a.m. pizza lunch at which they will spend time with Mr Knowles and the 6th grade teachers. New and returning students will spend the afternoon with school leaders, teachers and upper school student ambassadors for campus tours and team building activities.

Seventh Grade Orientation

August 9 | 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. in Room H202

Students and parents are invited to join Mr. Andrew, Mr. Schepps, and several teachers and students for a conversation about life in middle school.

Ninth Grade Orientation

August 9 | 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. in Room H202

Students and parents are invited to join Mr. Andrew, Mr. Schepps, and several teachers and students for a conversation about life in high school.

School Supply Lists

Lower School

If your family purchased school supplies via Bright SchoolKitz before July 7, your School Supply Box(es) will be shipped to school. If you placed an order after July 7, your box(es) will be shipped to your home. If you did not choose to purchase a Supply Box, please CLICK HERE to download the 2021-2022 Lower School supply list.

Upper School

2021-2022 supply lists for the Upper School have been published. Please be sure to follow this list closely in order to be prepared for the first day of classes. CLICK HERE to download the supply list.

Arrival & Dismissal

Carpool procedures can be found here.


Click here to view all uniform boards
Ordering Uniforms

Our uniform vendors are listed below. Click the name of a vendor to access their website. Be sure to place all orders no later than July 23 in order to ensure your items arrive in time for the first day of school. Please email with any questions regarding ordering.

Educational Outfitters – Required jumpers, polos, pants, skirts, formal uniform items for Upper School. Optional items also available. To locate uniform items, enter “Atlanta Classical Academy” when prompted.

Tommy Hilfiger – Required K-4 girls knit shirt, P.E. uniforms (grades 5-12) and ACA branded outerwear. Optional items also available. To locate uniform items, enter “Atlanta Classical Academy” when prompted.

Used Uniform Sale

The next Used Uniform Sale will be held on campus on Tuesday, July 20 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Please contact with any questions regarding used uniforms.

Shop Mabel’s Labels

Mabel’s Labels, our newest Loyalty Partner, is the best-known brand of durable labels for families. They are laundry, dishwasher, and microwave safe. Shop Mabel’s Labels to get ready for back-to-school, and support Atlanta Classical at the same time!

Shop using this link and a portion of your purchase will be donated directly to our school.

All school labels are 20% off through the end of July!

Infinite Campus

Parents can access their students class schedules, attendance records and grades; and update their contact information through Infinite Campus, Atlanta Public School’s (APS) student information and communication system. For more information, click here.

Fall Sports Registration & Tryouts

Students must register in order to ensure that they receive all relevant information and updates. There is no cost to register for tryouts. Registration forms can be found on Once registered, students will be added to the team’s interest group on TeamSnap, through which additional information will be shared. In order to participate in tryouts, students must have an updated physical on file and must complete the required forms located on the Athletics page.

Questions? Contact Mr. Reed, Athletic Director (

Middle School & High School Boys and Girls Cross Country
Tryouts: August 2
Deadline to register: July 25

Middle School Boys Soccer
Tryouts: August 23
Deadline to register: August 15

High School Coed Flag Football
Additional information will be provided upon registering.
Deadline to register: August 13

Click here to view Health & Safety Updates
Click here to view Learning Loss Plan