Atlanta, one of the fastest growing cities in the US, is the commercial, industrial and financial center of the Southeast. The culture is a mix of small town southern hospitality and 21st century internationalism, with more than half of its citizens born outside of the southern United States. The population of 519,000 in city center and 5.5 million in greater Atlanta is served well by many good public and private schools. Hartsfield-Jackson International airport, the world’s busiest, makes travel easy for the employees and families of the 1,000+ international companies from more than 50 countries. Greater Atlanta is home to many good public and private schools, though some are reputed to be better than others for a variety of reasons. Relocating families should carefully examine which areas meet their individual needs.
Public schools, free of charge, are abundant in all the areas frequently used by relocating families. The suburbs north of city center (Marietta, Cobb County, DeKalb County and Fulton County) are widely used by relocating families, both international and domestic. Independent (Private) schools are located throughout Atlanta and the suburbs as are schools that offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma programs and an international school.
IB Diploma Program
Marietta: Marietta High School
Atlanta: North Atlanta High School, Riverwood High School, Atlanta International School
Cobb County: Campbell High School
DeKalb County: Druid Hills High School, Tucker High School,
International Schools: Atlanta International School (www.aischool.org)
Private School Tuition Range
Private schools in Atlanta and surrounding area include Independent Schools (www.nais.org), as well as religiously affiliated (Catholic, Christian, Adventist, Baptist, etc), college preparatory and single sex schools.
Average tuition range:
$4,350 – $18,350 – Private Day Schools
Up to $47,000 – Boarding Schools