Our Funding

Founded in 2014, Atlanta Classical Academy is an open-enrollment, tuition-free, public charter school open to all students residing in the Atlanta Public Schools (APS) district.

Atlanta Classical operates under a three-way charter agreement with APS and Georgia’s Department of Education. Through this charter agreement, APS provides per-pupil revenue (PPR) to Atlanta Classical at an amount equivalent to approximately 65 percent of the total funding the district spends per student at a traditional public school, exclusive of facilities and transportation.
Atlanta Classical operates school “bell-to-bell” on this per-pupil public revenue. Like many of our peer schools, Atlanta Classical seeks to raise additional outside capital from our school families, community friends, corporations and foundations to support supplementary programming and facilities needs that cannot be funded with public revenue.

The Fine Print

All donations should be directed to Atlanta Classical Academy. Northside Education, Inc., dba Atlanta Classical Academy (Tax ID 45-4342063), is a registered 501(c)(3) organization, and donations are tax deductible in accordance with the law.

Development Office

To contact our Development Consultant, please contact Dudley Franklin at or (404) 369-3500.