About Academe

Today’s world is complicated, exciting, and changing fast. At Academe of the Oaks, we believe this global reality requires an educational approach that’s both radical and relevant. Academe’s educational approach encourages students to think beyond memorization and standardized tests, emphasizing active involvement and creative consideration. Here, learning is centered on lived experience.

Faculty members at Academe take a fresh approach to teaching, addressing each student’s full array of talents and interests—not just in what they are best at, but in what they want to be. Students conduct scientific experiments, compose poetry and stories, play music, work in the community, and become global citizens. Along the way, they work to become skilled writers, careful problem-solvers, and compassionate thinkers.

Our college preparatory curriculum immerses students in the sciences, mathematics, and humanities. We support balance in education, combining rigorous academics with the arts and community service. Instead of relying on textbooks, students learn from the original writings of great thinkers, scientists, and leaders.

Founded in 2003, Academe of the Oaks was named for the grove in ancient Greece where Plato held classes and inspired his students. The strength and height of the oak tree is symbolic of the support our students receive as they grow into strong and balanced adults who understand the importance of giving back to their community and the world.

Academe of the Oaks is accredited by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA), the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS), and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). In addition, Academe is a member of the Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) and the Atlanta Area Association of Independent Schools (AAAIS).

Mission

Adolescents today are inheriting a world with multi-faceted challenges. To meet those challenges and solve ever more complex problems, our young men and women will need a strong sense of ethical responsibility, imagination, inner strength, diverse and deep knowledge, and the ability to work and communicate with each other in a global context.

At Academe of the Oaks, our mission is to redefine the high school experience by educating our students to be resourceful, clear, and flexible thinkers, capable of making profound and positive contributions to the fast-changing world they inherit.