At The Davis Academy, we don’t teach to the test, we teach the whole child, creating confident and compassionate leaders who are academically prepared as they enter the next phase in their development.
From Kindergarten Prep through Eighth Grade, The Davis Academy provides a challenging and enriching education based on an innovative, student-centric curriculum. The learning and the “ahas” happen not only in our classrooms, but also in our state-of-the-art science labs, new outdoor nature sanctuary, creativity-driving idea labs and in global video conferences with kids from classrooms around the globe.
Based on the exposure they receive through innovative and collaborative learning, our students have the ability to sort through an array of information to discover and discern what is relevant, emerging with a balanced view of the world around them.
Our teachers use expertise, experience and guidance to get to know and care for each child and nurture the development of his or her unique talents. We teach life skills, instill Jewish values and provide diverse experiences so that our students become well-balanced and self-confident individuals. The results can be seen when our students show their independence and self-confidence as they stand in front of their peers to present their thoughts and ideas, or as they graduate to attend the high schools and colleges of their choice, start their own non-profit organizations or grow through the ranks in their chosen fields. The strong foundation they receive at The Davis Academy provides our students with exemplary academic, leadership and life skills.
The Davis Academy is recognized as the largest Reform Jewish Day School in the country and the largest K-8 academic organization in Georgia. We are accredited through SACS (Southern Association of Colleges & Schools) and SAIS (Southern Association of Independent Schools).
The Alfred & Adele Davis Academy provides an academically challenging environment with enriched curricula, integrating general academics and Judaic studies from Mechina: Kindergarten Prep through Eighth Grade. In a nurturing, secure environment, instructed by a faculty dedicated to excellence, children are encouraged to reach their highest potential. The Davis Academy, an accredited Reform Jewish Day School, strives to create a community in which children develop a life-long love for learning and commitment to Jewish life founded on morals, values, and ethics, grounded in Torah.
Grades Offered: Kindergarten Prep – Eighth Grade
Number of Students: Average 560 students
Faculty/Student Ratio: 7:1
Average years of Teaching: 14 years
Number of Faculty Members with Advanced Degrees: 70%
Location: Dunwoody/Sandy Springs
Year Founded: 1992
Grade Foreign Language First Offered: Kindergarten Prep
Languages Offered: Hebrew, Spanish, Scratch Programming
Financial Aid: Assistance is offered on the basis of demonstrated financial need.
Student Retention Rate: 97%, which surpasses the national average (92%) for independent schools.
Lower School Athletics: Developmental soccer, volleyball, basketball, lacrosse, rock climbing, track and field
Middle School Athletics: Soccer, cross country, volleyball, softball, baseball, basketball, track and field, tennis, golf
Athletics Division: Metro Atlanta Athletic Conference (MAAC)
Fine Arts: Visual Arts, Music, Performing Arts
After School Care: Available for all students
Recognition: Largest private k-8 academic organization in Georgia, Largest Reform Jewish Day School in the country, 2015 Atlanta Journal Constitution “Top Workplace in Atlanta”
School Accreditation and Affiliations: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS), National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), AAAIS (Atlanta Area Association of Independent Schools), Georgia Independent School Association (GISA)
The Alfred & Adele Davis Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. The Davis Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.