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Why Pinecrest?

Our mission at Pinecrest is clear: to develop our students into Christian leaders who can make a meaningful difference in the world around them.
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.