What nearby schools are doing this fall
1 Whitefield Drive, SE Smyrna, GA 30126
Each year, the Whitefield Academy community composed of faculty, students, parents and siblings serve others in need through the Whitefield Great Day of Service. This unique opportunity allows parents and children to live out their faith in actionable ways as teams of families tackle service projects ranging from packing food and organizing shelves at local food pantries, to planting trees, cleaning, serving meals, and much more at 40+ local charities across Atlanta. As found in the school’s mission statement, Whitefield Academy “exists to bolster Christian families in rearing young people who go on to college and life with a passion for learning, for others ahead of self, and for the living and active Jesus.”
Brandon Hall School
1701 Brandon Hall Drive
Grades 6 to 12
Brandon Hall School is celebrating 60 years during the 2018-2019 school year, and for their diamond year, they are excited to host the 2nd Annual Brandon Haul 5K on March 23, 2019. This community event was a huge hit last year, bringing 140 runners to the campus for a riverside 5K course. All proceeds from the 5K event go towards Brandon Hall’s overall operating budget, providing funds for numerous campus renovations and improvements. They are looking forward to having the entire Atlanta community participate in this year’s 60th Anniversary fundraiser. Details and sponsorship opportunities online.
The Cottage School
700 Grimes Bridge Road
Enrollment – 200
Check out the Cottage School’s Cougar Classic 2018 – Presenting vintage, rare, and super cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Artisan’s Market, family fun. proceeds go to the Stephen Bayley Scholarship Fund for Tuition Assistance. October 6, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Bridgeway Christian Academy
5755 Kimball Bridge Road, Alpharetta
Pre 3-8th Grade
Bridgeway Christian Academy (BCA) has been in the Alpharetta community for two decades and will celebrate their 20th anniversary, this fall on November 18, 2018. BCA is dedicated to providing a strong foundation of excellence in Christ-centered education to equip students to know, grow, and go! Offering preschool through eighth grade, BCA is accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), and SACS/Advanc-ED. BCA is an affordable and accessible covenant, Christian school that offers a well-rounded education with opportunities to excel in academics, arts, athletics and more!
St. Martin’s Episcopal School
3110-A Ashford Dunwoody Road
2-year-olds through 8th grade
St. Martin’s Episcopal School serves nearly 600 students in preschool through eighth grade on its Brookhaven campus. Tragedy struck on July 4, 2017, when an arsonist destroyed the home of St. Martin’s Early Childhood (EC) program. After careful planning, the school decided to turn the event into an opportunity to shape St. Martin’s future for the better through the Together We Rise campaign. The $5.5 million campaign includes constructing a larger building with additional EC classrooms and a STEAM village with a science lab, tinker space, art room, and outdoor classroom. St. Martin’s has raised 50% of the campaign goal, and the school’s leadership is now turning to the greater community for philanthropic support. For more information, please email email@example.com.
The Lovett School
4075 Paces Ferry Road, N.W.
Kindergarten through Grade 12
Breakthrough Atlanta, headquartered at The Lovett School, will hold its 2018 Fund-A-Scholar celebration on Thursday, September 27, 2018. The event will showcase Breakthrough Atlanta’s 22-year history of providing a path to college for underserved students and inspiring a new generation of teachers. Highlights include live entertainment, cocktails, dinner, a raffle and live auction, and an inspiring program with remarks from Breakthrough students and teachers. Proceeds from the Fund-A-Scholar event help Breakthrough Atlanta achieve its goal: to provide the academic instruction, social skills and confidence students need to succeed on the pathway to college—and in life. Visit BreakThroughAtlanta.org/fund-a-scholar for more information.
Saint Francis School
Milton Campus – 13440 Cogburn Rd., Milton
Roswell Campus – 9375 Willeo Road, Roswell
Grades: Milton Campus – Grades 9-12, Roswell Campus – Grades K-8
The 22nd Annual Saint Francis Golf and Tennis Tournament is scheduled for Monday, September 24th, at The Country Club of the South. This event is organized by volunteers from the Saint Francis Booster Club and is the most important fundraiser designated to support our athletic programs on our two campuses. The proceeds from this tournament directly impact our student-athletes and provide support to enable our athletic programs to thrive in their guest to help our students become well-rounded young adults. GolfSaintFrancis.com
The Walker School
700 Cobb Parkway North, Marietta
Preschool (starting at 3 years old) through 12th Grade
869 total students
Launched in January 2017, Walker’s Wonder of We capital campaign raised over $10 million dollars to enhance the School’s campus. The efforts of this campaign have been seen throughout the spring of 2018 as our Wolverine athletes played on brand new lacrosse and baseball fields, and it will be fully realized when Walker opens its Middle & Upper School science & technology building in the fall of 2018.
4301 Northside Parkway NW
Grades: Three-Year-Olds through Sixth Grade
From September 29–November 3, Trinity School’s Spotlight on Art—the premier art series in the Southeast for both avid art collectors and casual buyers—will present a beautiful Pop-Up Gallery of carefully curated artwork at Neiman Marcus at Lenox Square Mall. Original paintings and sculptures from a select group of artists will be available for purchase on the main floor. The Pop-Up Gallery provides a preview of the much-anticipated Artists Market at Trinity School that will be held from January 28–February 2, 2019. All events are free and open to the public, and each purchase benefits Trinity School.
966 W. Paces Ferry Road NW
Grades: Pre-First through 12
The Pace Academy Parents Club’s 55th annual Fall Fair will take place on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is open to the public and includes family friendly fun for all ages. Attendees will enjoy rides and inflatables, mazes and obstacle courses, karaoke, a mad scientist’s lab, food from some of Atlanta’s favorite food trucks and a street market featuring local vendors. Funds raised through the Fall Fair support programing at Pace Academy such as the Citizens of the World Travel Grant, environmental initiatives, global leadership, professional development, the arts, athletics and more! Information at paceacademy.org/fallfair.
Note from the editor: We are proud to promote events and fundraisers for our public schools too throughout year and ask that PTA reps and staff send news to our editor at SCollins@LifestylePubs.com.