Paideia is a school of just over 1,000 children ages 3 through 12th grade located in the Druid Hills neighborhood of Atlanta near Emory University. We balance challenging academics with a commitment to the arts, athletics, and service learning, and strive for racial, cultural, and economic diversity within our student body.
The school was founded in 1971 by parents who wanted a personal, creative, and intellectually demanding education for their children, and parents still play an integral role in the school. It was named after an ancient Greek word, “paideia” (pie-DAY-uh), which reflects the conscious pursuit of a child's total education by a community. We approach children as individuals and encourage them to be cognizant of their relative strengths, interests, and dispositions. For more information, visit PaideiaSchool.org.