Welcome to Pinecrest Academy

We believe that a complete education must address the formation of both the student’s mind and character. The rich content of our liberal arts-based curriculum allows our students to discover the world around them, think critically about it, and meet the challenges of life. By implementing the pedagogy of the Legionaries of Christ and the Regnum Christi Movement, which includes a diverse athletics program and a rich experience of the fine arts, our program of personal formation in the Catholic tradition cultivates the character and personal development of our students in parallel with their academic development. The end result is a complete human being who actively seeks what is true, possesses the tools to discover it and the integrity of character to put it into action.

Pinecrest Academy was founded by a group of Catholic educators, businessmen and women and lay leaders, working in collaboration with the Legionaries of Christ and the Regnum Christi Movement. Pinecrest Academy opened in 1993 offering grades kindergarten through eight. In 1998, Pinecrest moved to the current 68-acre campus on Peachtree Parkway in Cumming. The High School opened in 2003.

Pinecrest Academy was named #2 Catholic High School in the State of Georgia by Niche.com and has been designated a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School by the United States Department of Education, the only PreK-12 in the State of Georgia to receive this honor. The school has been recognized for the eleventh consecutive year as a School of Excellence by the Cardinal Newman Society Catholic School Honor Roll. Pinecrest is one of just two Catholic high schools in the State of Georgia to receive this honor. Pinecrest Academy is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), and the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS). We are also affiliated with the following associations: Georgia Independent School Association (GISA), National Catholic Education Association (NCEA), and National Consultants for Education (NCE).

If you are interested in what Pinecrest Academy has to offer your family, we urge you to visit us. Please take a tour of our 68-acre campus and meet the people who define the mission of Pinecrest Academy. We invite you to discover the teaching philosophy that has already helped to form thousands of students throughout the world and continues to shape the leaders of tomorrow.

What parents and students are saying:

“We are not Catholic but feel so at home at Pinecrest. The school considers us 'family' and the entire Pinecrest community is dedicated to making everyone feel included. Pinecrest provides an academically challenging education for children of all faith backgrounds, and even provides a separate report card based on character development. This is huge! Life is more than just a grade; it is how the individual grows into adulthood.” - Nikki Van Wingerden, Pinecrest Parent

"As a new family to Pinecrest, we were happy to find a truly welcoming atmosphere from administrators, teachers, and parents alike. There is a genuine sense of caring for the whole family which made our transition much easier." - Karen Kress, Pinecrest Parent

“At Pinecrest I’m surrounded by encouraging teachers and a Catholic community that I call my second family. With so many amazing opportunities to learn and serve, I’m able to grow in leadership, faith, and my understanding of the world.” - Anne Frain, High School Student

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2018-2019 Admissions Events

Lower School Open House “Meet the Paladins”:
Tues. Oct. 2, Nov. 13 | 8:30 am

Middle & High School Open House “Meet the Paladins”:
Tues. Oct. 16, Thurs. Nov. 15 | 9:30 am

All School Open House:
Sun. Jan. 27 | 1 pm

All School Open House “Meet the Paladins”:
Tues. Feb. 19 | 9:30 am