HOLY SPIRIT PREPARATORY SCHOOL

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4449 NORTHSIDE DR NW
ATLANTA, GA 30327
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Phone: 678-904-2811
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 0
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium-low
  • Type: Catholic
  • Grades: Preschool - 12th Grade
  • District: Archdiocese Of Atlanta
  • Students/Teacher: 9:1
  • Students/Grade: 48
  • Number Students: 672
  • Number Teachers: 71
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: N/A
  • Poverty Level: NOT REPORTED
  • Principal: Mr Thomas Curtin
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (43 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (41 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-02-25
    "As a father, I can only hope that our children are nurtured, encouraged and supported to grow, learn and be fulfilled beyond the capacity of their own individual capabilities in a Catholic environment which teaches them to love themselves and others, understand that God loves them. Holy Spirit Prep so FAR SURPASSES other schools in the area across these dimensions. Parochial Catholic schools are often Catholic in name only. Private schools are so focused upon their reputation that student development and success is a means to their reputation. HSP Teachers are unbelievably dedicated and amazing, class size is intimate to allow focused attention on the students, curriculum is customized and challenging. Our children have attended for 6 years and flourished. Above all - the community is second to none. Too often we have heard from other families who have left, how they regret and miss the HSP community. Many have returned. Do your homework and look at the test scores and college placements. HSP far outpaces any of the other alternatives. HSP is focused upon enabling Scholars and Saints. Most of the negative reviews here are families who left before many of the current changes."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-01-31
    "We have had a great experience at Holy Spirit! We started this school honestly not knowing anyone but wanting a small classroom environment. We have been very pleased with the overall education and family-feel of the school! The administration and teachers all truly seem to care about each child and their individual needs. They develop the whole person - not just academics. Our child has made wonderful friends, and we are confident that his school is giving him a strong academic foundation as well as reinforcing the same high morals that we also teach at home. We have been very pleased!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-01-28
    "Holy Spirit Prep is a great school. Our children have attended HSP for the past seven years. What separates HSP from the rest is that the school offers a complete education -- mind, body, and spirit. HSP teachers have continuously worked with our children to make sure they receive individualized attention in areas where they excel and where they may need extra help. HSP's success in molding our children is visible every day, and can be statistically verified by the much higher than average standardized test scores and advanced placement testing. While no school is perfect, and HSP does not pretend to be perfect, HSP is a wonderful school that has provided extraordinary benefits to our children and family."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-01-17
    "Horrible. From the administration to the teachers (only a few great ones have retained positions) - and the lack of leadership comes from the top! Communication is poor; their level of academics is substandard compared to other schools. I don't know why HSP has their nose in the air; the elitist attitude stinks and there are SO MANY other great, nurturing schools out there with better technology and techniques to actually teach different levels of children! They have a "one-fits-all" mentality. Teacher retention is low and it's a hush-hush community - NOT a family atmosphere. Everything they say and the way they handle situations is very scripted and very cold. I wouldn't send my kids back here if it were the last private school on the planet. Looks good from far, but is far from good. Expensive and NOT worth it - look elsewhere! We wasted 3 years of our children's lives here..."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-01-07
    "I am a graduate from Holy Spirit Prep. The second semester of my first year at Holy Spirit Prep my dad lost his job after the 911 incident. We were going to have to switch schools, but the school administration gave me a scholarship that amounted to $200 thousand dollars from elementary school to my senior year. I am so appreciative to the school and the people who run it with amazing generosity and zeal for our Christian values. This school has given so many opportunities to students just like me. Moreover, it is incredible to see how this Catholic school has more recently opened its doors to foreign exchanged students from China to give them an opportunity to receive a Catholic education. It is incredible to see how much they appreciate being able to learn about Christ at school and to witness some of the students be Baptized and Confirmed into our faith. This school is truly mission driven. I am so happy to continue being a part of this school through our great Alumni Association, which holds monthly social, service and spiritual events for alumni to get back on campus. Simply check out our alumni profiles on the website to see how we, the graduates, have turned out."
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