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COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Pinecrest Academy's COVID-19 Task Force has crafted a back-to-school plan allowing for in-person instruction. The plan follows CDC guidelines, local and State regulations. The plan considers COVID-19 data pertaining to children, specifically, and is also examining data specific to our geographic area. Visit our web site for more details about our return to school in August 2020. Learn More

  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Sports
    B-

Applying

Application Deadline
Application Fee
$150
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
SSAT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$19,115
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid
From Pinecrest Academy

Pinecrest Academy is a private PreK3-12 college preparatory Catholic school, located in north Atlanta, GA. We provide an atmosphere of academic rigor and critical thinking, while offering Christ-centered, personalized attention to our students. We implement the philosophy of Integral Formation®, developing the human, intellectual, spiritual, and apostolic dimensions of the whole child. Our Lower School classes are capped at 20 students, and all of our students are known by name. The Class of 2020 (74 students) received over $11 million in scholarships, with 36 Zell Miller scholars and 37 HOPE scholars. We have received the Forsyth County News "Best Private School" award for six consecutive years, and are a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School. We have been a Cardinal Newman Society "School of Excellence" honoree since 2007. Our new Lower School building opened in August 2019, and a new turf athletic field debuted in September 2019. Visit www.pinecrestacademy.org or call (770) 888-4477.

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Pinecrest Academy Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1280
47 responses
Average ACT
30
68 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
58%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 28 responses
Report
  • Dressing up for homecoming week
    25%
  • Grade Level Retreats
    14%
  • Saints Parade and Angel Parade
    14%
  • Founders Day Mass
    11%
  • March for Life Trip to Washington, DC
    11%
  • Spirit Week
    11%
  • Homecoming
    7%

    Students

    Diversity
    B
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    454
    70%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
    50%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
    60%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

    Preschool

    Annual Cost
    $10,555
    Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
    Starting Age
    3
    Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
    8:1
    Schedule Options
    • Offers Full Week
    • Offers Part Week
    • Offers Full Day
      Yes
    • Offers Part Day
      Yes

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    7:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    67%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.15 responses
    Poll
    80%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.15 responses
    Poll
    47%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.15 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    B-
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    50%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.10 responses
    50%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.10 responses
    60%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.10 responses
    Living in the Area
    1. Cost of Living
      B-
    2. Good for Families
      A+
    3. Housing
      A+
    Median Household Income
    $101,743
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,319
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $321,000
    National
    $184,700

    Pinecrest Academy Reviews

    96 reviews
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    Our daughter will be entering sixth grade and has been going to Pinecrest since Pre-K4. We are so blessed that she is able to attend such a wonderful school. It is definitely the best decision we have every made! Over the years we have watched our daughter develop into a confident, motivated, compassionate and dedicated young lady who loves coming to school and is eager to learn. At Pinecrest Academy your child is not just a number or a face. The teachers are truly dedicated to ensuring your child succeeds and grows not only academically but as a person. The religious components of Pinecrest's curriculum continue to strengthen our daughter's relationship with God, but also help to teach her how to be a good person as well as a christian leader. If you are looking for a school that will value your child as a person and give them a strong foundation for life, then Pinecest Academy is the place for you!
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    I started at Pinecrest in 8th grade, having previously attended public school beforehand. I remember being very sad to leave my old school, but Pinecrest did a great job of welcoming me into the family. Thanks to the small size of the school, the environment at Pinecrest is truly that of a family, as everyone knows of and cares about everyone else. Pinecrest also infuses Catholicism into each day and taught me so much about the faith! The education was also fantastic and prepared me very well for college at the University of Georgia. I also played varsity soccer while at Pinecrest, which were some of the best memories of my life. Overall, the friendships and connections I made at Pinecrest will last a lifetime and I’m very thankful for the time I spent there. I know I can always call it home.
    We are so grateful to have found Pinecrest! It is truly a nurturing, caring community of families and teachers that want the best experience for each and every student. The teachers go above and beyond to make sure your child is not only advancing but flourishing. There are a wealth of extracurricular opportunities in both the middle school and high school. Developing the whole person, academically, socially, spiritually and as a citizen, is a core value put into everyday action. Our child is thriving here. The spirts teams are very welcoming to all levels of talent and the band program is amazing.