Current Lower School Parent

When you have a child who begs to stay late at school every day and wishes school were year round, you know you've made the right decision for him. Thank you, Athens Academy!


     For the past 57 years, Athens Academy has been the leader in education in Northeast Georgia.  With a focus on EACH child, our faculty are preparing our students for that next step in their journey to college and life beyond.  Whether you have a Preschooler learning his letters, a Lower Schooler developing her writing skills, a Middle Schooler solving algebraic problems, or an Upper Schooler exploring genetics, Spartan students are guided by expert teachers who help make learning creative and impactful. 

     Along with Academics, Athens Academy places strong emphasis Arts, Athletics, and Service and Leadership.  These four pillars ensure that Spartan students have a healthy balance of tools as they navigate life.  We are proud of:
  • Our graduates, who have matriculated at colleges and universities across 30 states, Washington, D.C., and even internationally.
  • Service and leadership initiatives, which begin in the Preschool with the Kindness Club and continue through all divisions.
  • Our strong athletic program, with 53 State Championships.
  • The fact that Athens Academy is the only school in the area providing string orchestra education to ALL second grade students.
For more examples of Athens Academy prepares our students, please see:
FAST FACTS                     COLLEGE PROFILE

     Athens Academy is a community where EACH student is able to safely explore and find his or her passion.  We are proud of our diversity of talents, interests, backgrounds, and perspectives.  We are equally proud of the way or students encourage and support each other.

     We encourage you to schedule an individual tour so that we may answer any questions and share the best parts of the Athens Academy experience with you. Please contact us at 706-433-2599 or by email to get started.

Geoffrey Walton & Mary Catherine Jernigan

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  • Photo of Geoffrey Walton

    Geoffrey Walton 

    Director of Admission
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    Mary Catherine Jernigan 

    Assistant Director of Admission
Athens Academy is an independent, co-educational school for students in K3 through 12th grade, located on a beautiful 152-acre campus in Northeast Georgia. For over 50 years, Athens Academy has pursued its mission of Excellence with Honor through academics, athletics, fine arts, and service and leadership.