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High School

Meet Sebastian, High School Sophomore

    • Meet Sebastian, High School Student

Pinecrest Academy is pleased to announce that our campus will be open for in-person instruction on August 6, 2020. For more information, click here.

As one of the best private Catholic schools in Atlanta, Georgia, and the nation, Pinecrest offers a high school environment that will challenge your child on many levels. Our academic programs implement proven approaches to learning, which foster mastery of skills necessary for success in college. This task is accomplished in a Christian atmosphere that supports, teaches, and demands individual responsibility, critical thinking, and internalized discipline.

Our four pillar approach to Catholic education is designed to educate the whole child, with our desire to instill Christian servant leadership that will carry into adulthood. Our success is confirmed by rankings and awards we have earned since 2007, including our designation  as the #2 Catholic High School in the State of Georgia by Niche.com. Pinecrest’s private high school is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), and the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS). 

We continue to maintain a one hundred percent graduation rate, and our college scholarship awards continue to break records, with the Class of 2019 (72 graduates) receiving $7.7 million, with acceptances from 89 colleges and universities. 

We believe that instilling a “servant heart” in students is key to a private Catholic education, and our high school students will have completed at least 40 service hours by the time they graduate. 

On Graduation day at Pinecrest Academy, you can feel confident that your child has received the very best in a Catholic education at one of the best private schools in Georgia, and is poised to achieve great things with a joyful heart and giving spirit as a Pinecrest Academy graduate.
    • Pinecrest Mom, Paige Brown

High School Leadership

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  • Elizabeth Howard, Interim Head of School and High School Principal

    Founder, Universal Fiat, Inc. and Inspired EdSourcing, LLC. From 2002-2011, Beth served in various capacities at Pinecrest Academy, including fifth grade teacher, Girls School Dean of Students, and High School Dean of Academics.
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  • Amy Bowman, High School Dean of Academics

    Amy Bowman joined Pinecrest Academy in August 2017 as a High School Biology teacher.
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  • Meg Bohn, High School Dean of Students

    Meg Bohn is a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, where she received her B.A. in English Literature, minoring in Theology and Journalism.
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Fast Fact:

The University of Georgia's acceptance rate for 2020-2021 Pinecrest Seniors is over 63%. (General acceptance rate is 46%).

Georgia Tech’s acceptance rate for 2020-2021 Pinecrest Seniors is 60%. (General acceptance rate is 20%). About 41,000 applications were received with just 7,984 students admitted.

We offer the type of student profile that great universities like UGA and Georgia Tech are looking for. Congratulations, Pinecrest Class of 2020!

Why Pinecrest for your High School Student?

  1. College Preparatory Curriculum, preparing students for demanding collegiate programs
  2. An atmosphere that supports, teaches and demands individual responsibility, critical thinking, and internalized discipline
  3. 20 Honors Classes and 16 AP Classes
  4. Small class sizes, with an average of 23 students or less
  5. Fine Arts Program, building creativity, collaboration, and communication - key elements in transformative leadership
  6. Opportunities for participation in a variety of extracurricular activities, including Georgia High School Association (GHSA) athletics

And much more! Schedule a private tour and come and see what Pinecrest has to offer your student and family.
Shadow a Student (open to grades 6th-11th): Experience first-hand a typical day in the life of a Pinecrest student. Call to set up a shadow day. Learn more about our Shadowing Program here.

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