Atlanta Girls’ School opened its doors in 2000, and is the only independent, nonsectarian, college-preparatory school for girls in grades 6 though 12 in Georgia.
Inspiring Girls to Lead Lives of Purpose
Accreditations & Affiliations
- Georgia Independent Schools Association (GISA)
- National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
- National Coalition of Girls’ Schools (NCGS)
- Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
- Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS)
- One Schoolhouse/Online School for Girls (OSG)
- Atlanta Area Association of Independent Schools (AAAIS)
- The College Board
- The Council for Spiritual and Ethical Education (CSEE)
- The Coalition of Lighthouse Schools
- Independent School Management (ISM)
- Educational Records Bureau (ERB)
Female single-gender schools disappeared from the Atlanta landscape in the late 1940s. In August 1997, research began on the feasibility of establishing a single-gender school for girls in Atlanta.
AGS is committed to helping girls and young women develop their fullest potential intellectually, physically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually.
All of life is school; therefore, be in attendance daily.
Choose wisdom, generosity, and kindness as your teachers.
Judge tenderly and be forgiving: everyone else is learning too.
During the leaden hours of loss or failure, ask others for help and help those whose suffering is greater.
During the bright moments of success or celebrity, say thank you and wield power with compassion and humility.
All of life is journey; therefore, pack lightly and travel broadly.
Choose courage, integrity, and wonder as your companions.
Along the way, unload yourselves of fears and hubris.
Find work that profits your souls and gives you purpose.
Leave each corner of the world better than the way you found it.
Keep your hearts soft and your minds open.
Listen. Ask questions. Be bold. And wed yourselves to joy.
– Emily Ellison, Co-Founder of AGS, May 22, 2004