We are still accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year. Apply now and join the Paladin family!

Why Pinecrest?

Our mission at Pinecrest is clear:
to form our students into Christian leaders who will transform society.

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 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.

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.

Shadowing Program

Pinecrest Academy offers a Shadowing Program for students in 6th through 11th grade. The program offers prospective students a unique opportunity to experience Pinecrest Academy on a typical school day by accompanying a current Pinecrest student during the morning and lunch portion of his/her school day.

Shadowing is not required for the application process.

Availability is limited in order to maintain a healthy learning environment for current Pinecrest Academy students.  

To schedule a Shadowing opportunity, please contact our Admissions Coordinator directly (770-888-4477, ext. 5212).

If you are applying from out-of-state and the dates listed below do not work with your schedule, please contact our Admissions Coordinator directly to determine a shadowing opportunity that works for your family.

SHADOWING DATE opportunities for this current school year have been completed, please check back in the fall for the 2019-2020 Shadow Dates.

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