Award Year: 2018

Athens Academy

1281 Spartan Lane
Athens, GA, 30606-5321

(706) 433-2403

Mr. John Thorsen, Principal at time of Nomination


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Athens Academy seeks excellence with honor in the educational and personal experience of each student.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 3%
  • White: 85%
  • Hispanic: 2%
  • Asian: 9%
  • Two or more races: 1%
Athens Academy students show their school pride at Homecoming.

Athens Academy students show their school pride at Homecoming.

Athens Academy is a coeducational, independent, college preparatory day school in northeast Georgia that offers a traditional liberal arts curriculum and innovative approaches to teaching and learning. The school seeks students from diverse social, economic, religious, and racial backgrounds who can benefit from a challenging academic program. Athens Academy faculty and staff members are dedicated professionals who are sensitive to the needs of individual students.

Athens Academy is an educational community where the students, the school, and the parents work as partners. The school shares with the family a concern for the intellectual, moral, spiritual, emotional, and physical development of each child. In a safe and caring environment, Athens Academy values a spirit of cooperation and individual achievement. The hallmark of Athens Academy is its quest for a high-quality educational and personal experience for each student.