A History of Success

Purpose Built Schools has a proven record of helping turn around schools in historically low-income neighborhoods.

Not far away in Atlanta’s East Lake neighborhood, we helped open Drew Charter School in 2000, providing the cradle-to-college education pipeline for the holistic community revitalization of the East Lake community in southeast Atlanta.

It took years of building trust, a willingness to do things differently, and a creative approach to instruction and family support.

In partnership with Atlanta Public Schools, Purpose Built Schools works to deliver outstanding results for students and the surrounding communities through high-quality instruction, intentional enrichment opportunities, and a strategic approach to serving families’ needs beyond the school walls.

We are implementing many of the same practices that helped lead to the success of Drew while bringing new instructional approaches and support programs to meet the unique needs of this community.