Be a Part of Something Greater

We provide young minds an excellent Christian education, lighting the path for youth to heighten their potential.

Be a Part of Something Greater

We provide young minds an excellent Christian education, lighting the path for youth to heighten their potential.

  • $20,000

    average scholarship per student

  • 16

    Average Students Per Class

  • 150

    Students Pre-K Through 8th Grade

  • 100%

    Alumni Graduate From High School

  • 8%

    Families Pay Tuition of No More Than 8% of Household Income

  • 93%

    of Operating Budget Covered by Philanthropy

Come here, become here.

We prepare children in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade for exceptional futures with a rigorous, transformative education.


Early Childhood

Children build a solid foundation of basic skills to position them to be life-long learners.


Elementary School

Children grow foundational skills through engaging and challenging exploration, play and academic units.


Middle School

Students mature academically, spiritually and socially through leadership and immersive experiences.

Get Involved

Our success depends on philanthropic giving including gifts of time, talent and treasure. Our community’s commitment and support allow us to fulfill our mission.

Mentor Program

Mentor Program

Be a positive role model and connect with a student throughout the year, supporting and encouraging his/her growth.

Friends of Beck

Friends of Beck

Be an active part in helping our children love to read by lending a helping hand in AYA’s beautiful Beck Library.

Signature Events

Signature Events

Our annual AYA Benefit Auction and Cartwheel Ball provide opportunities for our community to have fun while supporting our transformational education.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Have a lasting impact on children from various cultural and/or socio-economic backgrounds through various school day or after school opportunities.

  • Atlanta Youth Academy

    “I’ll never forget AYA’s supportive community filled with friends, teachers, staff, and mentors.”

    Judith Lara

    AYA Class of 2023 | The Lovett School Class of 2027
  • Atlanta Youth Academy

    “AYA provides each student with life changing experiences, some of the best I know of any school. This allows students to have life-changing vision.”

    Tim Tassopoulos

    Friend of AYA | President & Chief Operating Officer at Chick-fil-A
  • Atlanta Youth Academy

    “AYA fostered a love of learning in me, which enabled me to seek out and try new experiences.”

    Jamesa Stokes

    AYA Class of 2005 | Materials Research Engineer at NASA Glenn Research Center
  • Atlanta Youth Academy

    “AYA taught me to take pride in who I am and what I represent.”

    LeMiaya Dean

    AYA Class of 2018 | Woodward Academy 2022 | Mercer University 2026
  • Atlanta Youth Academy

    “AYA does an amazing job providing a new perspective not only to each student but also to the families that are participating in this journey.”

    Tree McGlown

    AYA Board of Trustees
  • Atlanta Youth Academy

    “AYA prepared me incredibly well to navigate the rigor of high school level academic courses.”

    Jaquez Dew

    AYA Class of 2016 | Whitefield Academy 2020 | Alcorn State University 2024

Give to AYA

We exist to provide an excellent Christ-centered education in low income, urban communities and must raise 93% of our operating budget to bridge the gap between what our families invest and the actual cost of educating our students.