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Old 04-01-2008, 02:51 PM
 
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What are the best private schools (located inside the perimeter) in terms of BOTH racial diversity and school performance? For what it is worth, I have heard that Paideia is at the top of the list.
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Old 04-01-2008, 03:10 PM
 
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Actually, Woodward Academy is very diverse and a very good school.
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Old 04-01-2008, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Inman Park (Atlanta, GA)
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My vote would be for the Galloway School. The Galloway School: A private school for students Pre-K through Grade 12 located in Atlanta Georgia (GA)

Paideia was founded after Emory professors wanted a school closer to the campus for their children and Mr. Galloway declined opening a second school. Paul Bianchi, the founder of Paideia was studying the philosophy of the Galloway School when he started Paideia. Paideia School

Either school is excellent for their diversity in my opinion.
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Old 04-01-2008, 03:48 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Friends School of Atlanta
Friends School of Atlanta
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Old 04-01-2008, 07:29 PM
 
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How about the Atlanta International School - it is an outstanding school and is probably the most truly diverse school in the city.
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Old 04-02-2008, 09:10 AM
 
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Definitely check out Friends School. When we were looking at schools, I was blown away by their true commitment to diversity. There is an aggressive financial aid program there, which means that there is both racial *and economic* diversity -- not something I saw to a great extent at other schools. (Not that the other schools aren't great -- I've heard good things about all of them, and have friends with children at several of them who are very happy. FSA doesn't have that "rich kid" vibe, though, which was very important to us.)
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Old 04-02-2008, 08:24 PM
 
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Depends on what you mean by "diversity" and "performance", but I think Woodward Academy probably tops the list. It is more diverse than Paideia and slightly better objective academic performance stats (offers many more AP courses). But these schools couldn't be more different (e.g., uniforms and no facial hair at Woodward versus no dress code at all at Paideia -- a pink mohawk and piercings are fine). Both are great. Westminster is at least as diverse as Paideia and tops in academics. Pace is not very diverse, not sure about Lovett. Check out stats at the Atlanta Magazine website. They had a school guide in January 2008 issue if you can find it or access it on the website. I think you need a special code.

Let me know what age your student is and I may be able to provide even more insight.
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Old 09-05-2008, 09:32 AM
 
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I have been pleased with my child's experience at Whitefield Academy in this regard. They place a huge emphasis on accepting both economical and racial diversity and incorporate this into the curriculum as well. They also have a diverse faculty. I am encouraged that their actions mirror their mission. My child's performance has been strong and he is certainly being challenged academically as well.
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Old 09-05-2008, 09:46 AM
 
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Depends which definition of the code word "diversity" you are operating under....
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