Kindness Matters at Atlanta Academy

Kindness Matters at Atlanta Academy

Academics are essential to a child's education; however, character development is equally important to ensuring children's overall success. Research shows that a warm and nurturing environment enriches students' academic performance, health, well-being and happiness. Fostering good character by creating a welcoming and encouraging culture is an integral part of Atlanta Academy.

Atlanta Academy is a private school for primary and middle school students located in Roswell. This prestigious and rigorous academy develops innovative thinkers and adaptive learners who are flexible and prepared for the future. Each student at Atlanta Academy receives the individual attention needed to succeed in their academic careers.

Each morning at Atlanta Academy, the preschool through 8th grade students begin their day together in a school-wide gathering. This school assembly provides a unique opportunity for everyone to be mindful and present. Mrs. Dishman, head of school, asks students to think about their day and how they can be a better person and friend. After that, a student is selected to offer words written from their heart. These prayers include peace for the nation, help to those in need or thoughts for a family member or pet. This tradition not only allows students to start of their day with mindful and caring instruction, but it also sets them up to do well throughout the rest of the school day.

Inside and outside of the classroom, the faculty helps nurture positive emotional intelligence. Teachers lead by example to model and instill values such as empathy, integrity, resiliency and honesty. Having good role models the students can look up to and confide in creates a trusting community conducive to learning and growth. Collaboration, communication and problem solving are essential life skills that Atlanta Academy students practice every day and incorporate into their lives outside of the school.

Giving back to the local community is another core aspect taught at Atlanta Academy. When the students give back to the world, they are taught to be responsible individuals and empathetic towards others. They are also learning to be accountable to others. Through Atlanta Academy Cares, students participate in service projects to help those who are less fortunate. To maximize the impact of their experience, there are age-appropriate activities for each grade. This helps each child understand their contribution and know that what they are doing is making a difference in someone’s life. It also helps them to continue their growth for years to come.

At Atlanta Academy, we believe in educating the whole child by expanding their minds with challenging academics while nurturing their social and emotional well-being. As a result, we see our students experiencing excitement and joy in the classroom and activities around campus. Our graduates are confident students who thrive in a range of exceptional college preparatory high schools and life beyond school.

To learn more about Atlanta Academy or how to help your child receive an invaluable foundation for the rest of their schooling, visit today.