Nearly 30 Years of Excellence

AYA at its core is a Christian school. All of our teachings come from a Biblical worldview, and we strive to live out God’s word through our programming and daily activities. Our academic program is rigorous and we set the same standards for our spiritual and intellectual maturity. We begin each day with prayer, and we weave the teachings of Jesus throughout classroom activities. We also exhibit the teachings of Jesus with campus programs and presentations by faculty and guests.

Our Mission

The Atlanta Youth Academy exists to advance the kingdom of God by offering an excellent Christ-centered education to underserved communities.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.”

Jeremiah 29:11 NIV – AYA’s School Scripture

Our Values

  • We provide students with a superior education by upholding the highest academic standards.
  • We prepare students for the best academic and social futures in high school, college and beyond.
  • We urge students to live up to their Christ-given potential by nurturing Christian character traits.
  • We encourage, in each student, a strong sense of purpose and conviction for serving others.
  • We maintain intimate class sizes in order to provide the level of personal attention each student needs.
  • We look to the Lord, Jesus Christ, as the Servant Teacher and mentor students to pattern themselves after Him in all areas of life.
  • Ultimately, we prepare well-rounded students poised to become the next generation of great leaders.
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  • Holy Innocents Episcopal School
  • Kipp Atlanta Collegiate
  • The McCallie School
  • Mount Vernon Presbyterian School
  • The New School 
  • The Lovett School 
  • Pace Academy
  • Piney Woods School 
  • Rabun Gap Nacoochee School 
  • St. Timothy’s School 
  • Tallulah Falls School
  • Westminster Schools 
  • Westlake High School
  • Whitefield Academy
  • Woodberry Forest School 
  • Woodward Academy


  • Air Force Academy
  • Art Institute of Atlanta 
  • Albany State University
  • Alcorn State University
  • Atlanta Metropolitan College
  • Auburn University
  • Berea College
  • Chattahoochee Tech
  • Clark Atlanta University
  • College of Wooster
  • Devry Institute of Technology
  • Emory University
  • Fisk University 
  • Florida A&M University
  • Fort Valley State University
  • George Washington University
  • Georgia Southern University 
  • Georgia State University 
  • Howard University
  • Kennesaw State University 
  • Louisiana State University 
  • Marquette University 
  • Maryville College
  • Mercer University
  • Morehouse College
  • New York University 
  • Oglethorpe University
  • Piedmont College
  • Presbyterian College
  • Rollins College
  • Rutgers University
  • Samford University
  • Savannah College of Art & Design
  • Savannah State University
  • Southern Methodist University
  • Spelman College 
  • Tennessee State University
  • Tuskegee University 
  • University of Alabama 
  • University of Memphis
  • University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  • University of Southern California
  • University of West Georgia
  • Valdosta State University
  • Wake Forest University


Our Governing Boards

Our Governing Boards

We are supported by many committed and faithful individuals, and the school is governed by two volunteer Boards.

Our Boards

Meet Our Team

The AYA team of colleagues is comprised of a cohesive group of faculty and staff who strive to work together within a culture of respect and focused pursuit of a common goal: providing an excellent, Christ-centered educational experience to our deserving students.

Our Faculty & Staff