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Admissions

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.
Admission Process
 
Admission to Pinecrest Academy is determined by our Admissions Committee and decisions are based upon the school’s ability to meet the applicant’s needs, taking into account all components of the admissions application. Students are admitted to Pinecrest Academy based on the quality of their academic performance, interviews, teacher evaluations, and extracurricular interests and talents.

Pinecrest Academy, as well as all other AAAIS schools, will mail the first round notification letters on April 3, 2020. Parents of accepted applicants must either return the contract of acceptance or advise the Admissions Office of non-acceptance by April 16, 2020.

Until an accepted student has returned a signed enrollment contract, Pinecrest cannot initiate contact with the family or allow campus visits until after April 16, 2019. This is the policy of all AAAIS schools.
 
AAAIS – Pinecrest Academy is a member of the Atlanta Area Association of Independent Schools (AAAIS), a professional association of 70+ private-independent schools in the metro Atlanta area. Pinecrest adheres to the associations Principals of Best Practices.