Home to over six million residents, the City of Atlanta showcases a diverse cluster of communities that feed into its rapidly expanding workforce. The home base for several historical events, such as the 1996 Olympics, the Civil Rights Movement and more, Atlanta is a city rich in history, economic prosperity and educational opportunity.
Situated in Fulton and DeKalb counties, Atlanta benefits from award-winning educational institutions, from K through 12 to post-graduate instruction.
Public School System
The Atlanta Public School System is home to 89 learning sites that cater to a population of over 52,000 students. Placed at the center of many pivotal historical moments, Atlanta students enjoy connections to award-winning programs to set them up for prosperous futures. Whether honing their STEM skills to trailblaze through the rapidly growing science, technology and mathematical fields or developing critical team-building and physical skills in one of several sports programs, the Atlanta public school system molds students for triumphant futures.
Click here for a complete list of public schools for students living in DeKalb and Fulton counties.
A capital for several award-winning private schools such as Pace Academy, Atlanta International School and Woodward Academy, the City of Atlanta is a niche environment for continued success beyond K through 12 schooling. Over 134 private schools serve around 29,000 students, delivering elite athletic programs, nurturing classroom environments and rigorous academic programming.
Many private institutions in the metro area foster connections with local colleges and universities to better prepare their student population for life beyond high school graduation. From encouraging STEM and STEAM exploration to foreign language development, Atlanta private schools champion their resources to set each student up for success.
For tips on selecting the perfect private school for your child, click here.
Colleges and Universities
Previously included in the Degree Query list of the most educated U.S. cities, Atlanta is home to over 30 colleges and universities, including the country’s largest grouping of historically black universities and colleges. A top transfer destination, Atlanta is a hotspot for students of all walks of life.
With top medical programs at the Emory University School of Medicine and the Morehouse School of Medicine, satellite educational opportunities at the University of Georgia Terry College of Business and more, Atlanta students have endless prospects to forge successful futures in the heart of the Peach State.
Discover higher education throughout the metro area by reading the KNOWAtlanta guide to navigating Atlanta colleges and universities.
For tips on successfully maneuvering Atlanta’s numerous educational institutions, visit our education page.