The world we live in is filled with creative expression. Drama courses at Athens Academy provide students the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to become effective communicators, spontaneous thinkers, and positive team contributors. In fact, many of our students have gone on to successfully pursue the theater arts at the collegiate and professional levels.

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  • Pre- and Lower Schools

    The Athens Academy drama experience begins in the Pre- and Lower Schools with annual grade-level productions.  These productions help students build their confidence and communication skills.
  • Middle School

    Students in Middle School participate in drama classes several times each week. These classes focus on presentation skills, teamwork, problem solving, and creative expression.  Seventh and eighth grade students also have the option to participate in the annual Middle School play.
  • Upper School

    Students' drama opportunities expand in Upper School. Our curriculum offers courses in film and advanced acting. Students may choose to join the Drama Club and audition for the fall one-act play or the spring play. The Mock Trial competition and the Literary Meet are additional acting opportunities.

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  • Photo of Lorraine Thompson

    Lorraine Thompson 

    Drama Department Chair; Middle/Upper School Drama Teacher
    Auburn University at Montgomery - B.S.Ed.
    University of Georgia - M.F.A.
  • Photo of Katie Townsend

    Katie Townsend 

    Middle School Drama Teacher
    Auburn University - B.F.A.
    Liberty University - M.A.T Secondary Education
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.