ATHENS ACADEMY

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1281 SPARTAN LN
ATHENS, GA 30606
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Phone: 706-433-2376
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 0
  • Educational Climate: Unclassified
  • Technology Measure: Not Reported
  • Type: Private
  • Grades: Preschool - 12th Grade
  • District:
  • Students/Teacher: 10:1
  • Students/Grade: 63.4
  • Number Students: 888
  • Number Teachers: 79
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: N/A
  • Poverty Level: NOT REPORTED
  • Principal: Mr John Thorsen
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School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (16 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (15 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-02-15
    "This school is outstanding. When I see a rare, negative review, I assume the writer either could not get in or could not maintain the level of academic rigor that is required to succeed here. A high number of teachers here have advanced degrees, and some of the science teachers are involved in research at UGA. Students are offered opportunities to me come in original research and may even participate in scientific studies in cooperation with UGA. Annually, about 38% of the National Merit Scholars from the 10-county area come from THIS ONE SCHOOL. This is not opinion, but fact. The student support system and the faculty here are excellent and are unmatched at any price. People do not realize the diversity that exists here: students of varied religious belief and no religious belief work together here in mutual respect and friendship. Race is not an issue here. Yes, the school is about 80% Caucasian, but all races and religions are welcome and accepted here equally. Athens Academy does not accept racism in any form, or any other kind of discrimination. If you wait until HS to enroll, you will already be behind the curve academically. Opportunities here are unmatched."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-02-15
    "Athens Academy is a very unique, accepting place with a wonderful learning environment. Unlike the stereotype I hear all the time, this school is not all "rich kids." My family, never wealthy, has been struggling financially, but we believe so strongly in this school that we continued to invest in our child's future by remaining there even when we had to make enormous sacrifices. It has all been worth it, because my child is being recruited by some of the best colleges and universities in the country, based on SAT and ACT scores. My child is by no means the highest GPA at the school, but we are getting offers of a full ride to college by schools we never even applied to. The proof is there. Yes, sometimes it was hard to explain to my child why we could not afford all the things that many of her classmates had, but it built character. She has friends in all income levels, and high achievement is "cool" at Athens Academy. I know that she is prepared for the most rigorous college work, and she has been taught to value education and accomplishment. This school has given my child a wonderful academic background. It reinforces equality and charity."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-10-20
    "Athens Academy is top notch in being academically challenging and producing high achievers who are well rounded athletically, artistically, and dramatically. My child is in high school and we have not encountered any issues with sex or drugs. In fact there are several opportunities for students to plug in spiritually as well as academically. Socially, it has been slightly difficult since we are not as wealthy as many who attend AA, but the school has been worth every penny as far as I am concerned. My child tries very hard and studies diligently, and still has to earn every A and B. If we cannot afford AA for the entire duration of high school, we may end up in the Oconee County School District, but truly, Athens Academy offers an incredible campus, an incredible Arts program, and a wonderful Honor Code."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-07-21
    "This school is terrible. Do not attend this school because it is not worth a single penny."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-07-21
    "I really did not like attending this school. There is a huge drug/alcohol/sex problem among the students. I also feel that many of the students and teachers are very ignorant and pretentious. All in all, save your money and go to a different school."
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