We believe in our students

Our students come to us with unlimited potential, and we are committed to helping them unlock that potential.

Positive climate and culture

We are committed to equity and racial justice

We work to disrupt false narratives about how economically disadvantaged children and children of color learn.

Equity and diversity

We engage the whole child

We believe in enrichment opportunities, social-emotional learning, and wraparound supports alongside relevant and authentic project-based instruction.

Whole child development

We recognize the interconnection of schools and neighborhoods

We believe great schools bring their work to life in contributing to safe, stable, vibrant, and empowered communities.

PBSA Schools

We build bridges to the community

We believe our schools and communities are stronger together, and we build bridges to parents, students, and stakeholders.

Student and family support

We get things done, well

We believe success requires getting 
things done, and we value doing things 
with excellence.

PBSA leadership

We value our people

We invest in the personal and professional development of our people and in building a diverse, inclusive, and supportive culture.

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The Path Forward

Purpose Built Schools Atlanta Strategic Plan

The goal of this recent strategic planning process was primarily to provide direction to the organization in achieving that improvement and sustainability over the next three to five years, with an imperative to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic in a stronger position.


Report Showing Steady Gains

The 2021-22 school year was the fourth full year of operating the complete PreK – 12 pipeline of schools, which includes Slater Elementary School, Price Middle School, Carver STEAM Academy, and previously, Thomasville Heights Elementary School. By offering this complete PreK – 12 trajectory, we provide a consistent, positive experience for students as they make their way through grade school.

In Progress with Purpose, we look back at the many gains our schools have made. The APS-PBSA partnership has resulted in strong student growth, more stable schools with student-centered cultures and increased caregiver engagement, and unprecedented equity-based investments.

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We are thrilled to invite your child to join us for Pre-K at Purpose Built Schools Atlanta. We still have available enrollment spots for Pre-K. Enroll today for the 2023-2024 school year!