Academe’s eco-education program combines theory and practice. We received the prestigious Green Flag Award from the National Wildlife Federation.
History and language, mathematics and science—these are made present and internalized through active, material experience.
Our students take major class trips annually that are designed to complement and enrich their coursework.
Academe is a place for students to get involved and learn outside of the classroom.Many of our clubs are student-driven and we welcome new clubs.
Competitive team sports provide opportunities for learning good sportsmanship, athletic skills, and citizenship.
In partnership with Waldorf schools all over the world, students at Academe of the Oaks have the opportunity to study abroad.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Waldorf high school?
A Waldorf high school is a place for students to unfold their potential and find the path that is theirs. It is a place where students excel, ask questions, are curious, interested, and eager to learn. Students are trained to think and see the whole picture. A Waldorf school prepares students to be open minded and flexible, to take initiative, and to be civic minded and compassionate.
Who will my teachers be?
Your teachers are masters in their subject field. They are passionate about teaching and committed to your success. They are very approachable and happy to give support and answer any questions you might have about the subject.
What are the students like?
The students at Academe are very welcoming to all new students. The Academe Ambassadors will help you with anything you need during your first weeks at the school.
The students are interested and eager to learn, and they celebrate the success of their classmates. They are also teenagers like you, and they have a lot of fun together. The students are tolerant, accepting, and inclusive. Each grade bonds into a family over the four years through trips, plays, and working together.
In what Sports can I participate?
You can participate in any sports that Academe offers. We have a no-cut policy, and everyone can participate if their academic performance allows it. We offer co-ed soccer, girls volleyball, girls and boys basketball, boys and girls track and field and co-ed ultimate Frisbee.
What are the Extra-Curriculars?
We offer a wide variety of extra-curricular activities, and you will be able to find something you like. For example, our athletics program is very comprehensive with soccer, volleyball, basketball, track and field, and ultimate Frisbee. And there are also quite a number of clubs depending on the interest of our students. For example we offer robotics, fencing, film club, international club and the community service club. In additions to the clubs, you can also be a part of the Amnesty International Chapter, The Young Physicians Initiative, the Literary Magazine, the Global Nomads Group and more.
When Is the Deadline to Apply?
The deadline to apply is Monday, February 17th, 2017.
Where do our students go to College?
Over 90% of our students are accepted to their first choice of colleges. We have students accepted to small liberal arts colleges, large state schools, and Ivy League Universities. Please see our college list for a detailed list of colleges to which our students have been accepted.
Is Academe diverse?
Yes, our high school is very diverse. We also have students from all over Atlanta and from all over the world. You will be able to study and learn with students from many different ethnicities and cultures.
Where and when can I Study Abroad?
During the 10th grade you have the opportunity to study anywhere in the world where there is a Waldorf high school. Our students have studied in Chile, Argentina, Peru, Spain, Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Israel and Japan. The exchanges generally last for three months, and of course it also means hosting a Waldorf student from your exchange school.
What AP Exams can I take?
You can take any AP Exam that you are interested in. We do not teach AP classes in the strict sense, but our curriculum allows our students to take the exams and be successful. It is the exam that counts for college credit. Your teachers will help you to get prepared for the test.
Is there a STEAM program?
Yes. Science, Technology, Engineering, The Arts, and Mathematics are an integral part of our curriculum. Our science and math program is college preparatory, and throughout our experiential, project based curriculum, our students infuse their work with art.
What is the Campus Like?
Our campus is happy, friendly and green. It spans four academic buildings, a modern art studio, our gardens and greenspace, as well as several outdoor classrooms. It is a little bit like a college campus where you will walk to the classroom of your subject teacher. We are home to many chickens, goats, bees, and butterflies. There is a student lounge, numerous benches and outdoor seating areas. It is a wonderful place for students to learn, socialize, and relax.
Is there Financial Aid?
Yes, we offer financial aid. Our financial aid is based on need only. Parents need to complete the financial aid application online through TADS. The deadline to apply for financial aid is Friday, February 24, 2017.
What are the steps to Apply?
We recommend that you sign up for a Visiting Morning. During the Visiting Morning you will visit classes, and meet students and teachers.
Additional Questions ?
We’re located at 146 New Street in Decatur, GA 30030
146 New Street
Decatur, GA 30030
146 New Street
Decatur, GA 30030