The Davis Academy was founded as Atlanta’s Reform Jewish Day School in 1992 with 20 students in Kindergarten. Today 650 students are enrolled in Kindergarten Prep through Eighth Grade. The Davis Academy is a diverse community. Our students come from a range of socio-economic backgrounds, represent a spectrum of religious backgrounds, including many interfaith families, and come to The Davis Academy from many parts of Atlanta – from intown to Cumming, GA.
From Mechina to Eighth grade, The Davis Academy offers students a rigorous, innovative academic curriculum, including a strong emphasis on literacy skills and math. The school has triple accreditation.
Our Jewish studies and emphasis on values and traditions serve as an important foundation for understanding who we are and how we treat each other.
Enriching programs – from trips to guest speakers to community service projects --help students grow as balanced individuals and community leaders.
Technology is integrated throughout every aspect of our programs, enhancing student learning and inspiring creativity.
Our Fine Arts program, including visual and performing arts, is second to none.
World languages boost student success in many areas, including math skills and general comprehension. Davis students begin Hebrew instruction as early as Kindergarten and take Spanish beginning in Fourth Grade.
Extracurricular programs such as sports, arts, and clubs provide activities for a variety of interests, further develop skills and provide an outlet for creativity.
Above all, a Reform Jewish Day School, and The Davis Academy in particular, is about educating students to become proud, committed Jews who will succeed in whatever they choose to do. Reform Judaism emphasizes tolerance, diversity, high level and individual thinking and finding what is comfortable for one’s own religious practice. The Davis Academy, which is one of the largest Reform Jewish Day Schools in North America, nurtures the soul of students and is a welcoming community for their families. In addition, studies have shown that students who receive a private school education have broader world experiences which they are able to integrate positively into their lives.
Davis students have a 100% acceptance rate to the high schools of their choice, including Atlanta’s best private schools and public magnet schools, where many have distinguished themselves academically, in the arts and in sports. A partnership with The Weber School allows Davis Eighth Graders to seamlessly transition to Jewish high school. Our oldest alumni are now graduating college, and beginning exciting careers or entering graduate and professional schools – including medical and other professional programs.
Our state-of-the-art facilitiesreside on almost 20 acres in the heart of the Sandy Springs/Dunwoody area. The Lower School is located at 8105 Roberts Drive, and the Middle School is one mile south at 7901 Roberts Drive, at the intersection of Roberts Drive and Spalding Road.
Without the rigorous academics, high expectations, and an atmosphere of achievement at Davis I would not have the confidence, courage, and knowledge to continue to build upon my academic future.
~ Sally Galanti, Davis Alumni, Ph.D program at NC State Univ.