ACDS’ Vision

ACDS prides itself in maintaining a safe, accredited, and individualized learning environment for all who attend.

Atlanta Country Day School (ACDS) has been serving metro-Atlanta for over 40 years. We have a vision that all students can find academic success, not matter their learning needs or past educational experience. Students come first in all that we do. This is why we maintain a learning environment that is:


A safe and secure environment is always our goal. When students feel safe they can focus 100% of their energy on learning. This is why we maintain a strict no bullying policy at ACDS. To support these efforts, our Principal is specialized in Nonviolent Conflict Resolution. Our 6:1 student to teacher ratio also provides a safe space to teens who may suffer academic anxiety in large classroom settings.


All students should receive a quality education. To prove our professional integrity and competence, we maintain accreditation through the Georgia Accreditation Commission. In addition, all of our faculty consists of experienced educators who possess either bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degrees in their subject areas assuring that students receive only the best education from their teachers.


Not every child is the same, so at ACDS we cater to the individual academic needs of each student. This is achieved through developing a personalized learning schedule for each student, integrating technology in the classroom, and maintaining a 6:1 student teacher ratio in all core academic subjects.

Atlanta Country Day School’s Purpose Statement

Atlanta Country Day School will prepare its graduates to be:

Responsible, Self-Directed Adults who:

  • Make realistic choices/informed decisions based on factual knowledge, an awareness of their strengths and weaknesses
  • Are committed to life-long learning.
  • Exhibit study habits and work habits, including regular, punctual attendance and effective time management
  • Are able to investigate the relationships between their education and their personal goals.

Ethical/Effective Citizens who:

  • Respect cultural, physical, economic, intellectual, age, gender, and religious diversity
  • Adopt and value ethical principles and attitudes (i.e. honesty, integrity, responsibility, compassion)
  • Recognize and value their responsibility to society and make positive contributions to their community (i.e. care for the environment, volunteer)
  • Recognize the consequences of the use of drugs, alcohol, and tobacco.

Complex/Critical Thinkers who:

  • Have mastered fundamentals of language, history, math, science, and foreign language
  • Demonstrate the ability to collect, analyze, and organize resources and information
  • Effectively analyze data from multiple sources to develop solutions to problems
  • Use logical decision-making processes
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply decisions or solutions to future situations by making predictions, connections, and/or recommendations.