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Holistic Approach, Proven Model

Purpose Built Schools follows a proven instructional model developed by Drew Charter School in Atlanta. With a combination of motivated teachers, a robust instructional approach using STEAM as a thematic focus, and comprehensive community support programs, Purpose Built Schools is creating a culture that will foster academic success.


Our culture emphasizes empowerment, teacher collaboration across grade levels, strong professional development, student accountability, and high parental and family engagement.


Project based learning with a strong birth – 12 continuum driven by a robust early learning program, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) as a thematic focus, an intentional RtI (tiered) model for literacy and math, and a focus on enrichment opportunities and the development of 21st century skills.


We support our schools with comprehensive community programs and services designed to address those external factors that negatively impact student achievement.


We attract experienced people motivated by high professional standards, collaboration, enrichment, and research-based practices.

Our Approach

PBS School Model

Purpose Built Schools Atlanta: Innovation in Focus

Purpose Built Schools has a first-of-its-kind partnership with Atlanta Public Schools (APS) that is designed to turn around some of the system’s most troubled schools. We will operate a K–12 feeder pattern of traditional public schools, but with the flexibility and full autonomy of a charter school. This unique approach allows us to combine the best of both traditional neighborhood schools and charter programs.

The Carver Cluster

These four schools will include Thomasville Heights Elementary School, Slater Elementary School, Price Middle School of more than 2,000 students, and select schools at Carver High School and form a Pre-K to 12th grade feeder pattern.

  • Thomasville Heights Elementary (2016)
  • Slater Elementary (2017)
  • Price Middle School (2017)
  • Carver Comprehensive High School (other than Carver Early College) (2018)

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