PAIDEIA SCHOOL

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1509 PONCE DE LEON AVE NE
ATLANTA, GA 30307
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Phone: 404-270-2307
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 0
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium-low
  • Type: Private
  • Grades: Preschool - 12th Grade
  • District:
  • Students/Teacher: 5:1
  • Students/Grade: 66.2
  • Number Students: 927
  • Number Teachers: 102
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: N/A
  • Poverty Level: NOT REPORTED
  • Principal: Mr Paul Bianchi
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  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
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School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (21 ratings)
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    School Reviews (14 Reviews)
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    Posted 2013-05-06
    "Paideia is what you make of it. I went there from 6th grade to 12th grade. I have a couple of regrets for not taking full advantage of my education and resources there, but it is worth it because it teaches you how to think. Paideia is truly a place that will help you learn how to learn. I have been able to do fairly well in college so far because of what I learned at Paideia about critical thinking. In addition, it is very forgiving and from what I have experienced empathetic towards its students. I received a 98% scholarship to go there and frankly my family would not have been able to afford to send me to go there without the financial aid. Although most of my friend's families made over $200,000 a year, I did not once feel that money was flaunted. Paideia has changed many kids lives who would not have been able to afford to go to a school like it, but as I said, you MUST take advantage of its resources. I was defensive and didn't utilize the college connections or go to college advisor meetings. Go to them. Work your butt off even though the environment might feel relaxed."
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    Posted 2013-02-01
    "I graduated from Paideia. I attended from 8th grade through 12th grade. Prior to that, I attended public school. I would not recommend Paideia to anyone and I definitely would not send my own children there. The environment is highly competitive among the kids and about half of the faculty are ego maniacs. For a school that prides itself on tolerance and diversity, it is definitely the least accepting environment that I have ever been in- if you are different from the Paideia stereotype, don't expect to have an easy time there."
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    Posted 2013-01-10
    "Paideia looks terrific on paper, but in practice it's not as wonderful. Our child went there for a year in high school. It is a very teacher-centric environment, and there are few guidelines or requirements for teachers. This allows them to be very creative and inventive, but it also means that your child's academic experience will vary greatly depending on his or her teacher(s). The math department is not terribly strong (a fact that was acknowledged to us by every family we spoke with); if your child struggles in math, the faculty and administration will suggest that you hire a tutor. The headmaster has been there since the school was founded in 1971, and although the school has grown dramatically since then, there are many things (and faculty members) that remain the same. Luckily for Paideia, there are few non-religiously affiliated independent schools in Atlanta (especially in town), so the school has little real competition."
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    Posted 2013-01-01
    "I love paideia school you should really try to get your child to go there."
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    Posted 2012-12-30
    "I have gone to Paideia since 5th grade, and would not want to go anywhere else. The focus on experiential learning and the close relationship between teachers and students in the elementary school is great and made me love learning. In junior high, the unique writing program in my class really helped me to understand myself better and become a better writer. Both the elementary and junior high schools are very progressive and celebrate the individual strengths of each student, with an emphasis on learning rather than grades. The high school is more traditional, and the workload is pretty challenging as they're trying to prepare you for college, but it's still very unique. The short terms January and May are great, because they let students explore areas they may not get to try normally. Overall, Paideia has a strong emphasis on tolerance and openness to different perspectives. Once of the coolest things we do is every year, the junior high and high school devote a day to discussing either race or gender and sexuality, in which they bring in speakers and hold small discussion groups. I am heading off to college now, and feel very prepared academically as well as personally."
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