How a holistic approach nurtures thinking and learning…


Supported by educational research and best practices, our integrated curriculum blends individual and group instruction with meaningful, ongoing assessment. Talented, dedicated faculty take a holistic approach to teaching each child. Our student expectations are high, but the level of support and encouragement we offer is even higher. We expect our students to be successful in […]

How hands on learning fosters your child’s growth…

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Hess Academy‚Äôs cultivation of the whole child is rooted in our understanding of how students learn. Supportive relationships between students, teachers and families and opportunities for hands-on learning in and outside the classroom contribute to an environment that fosters growth. Children learn best when: They are moving, exploring, creating, relating, and interacting with each other […]

About Hess

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Hess Academy was founded in 2012 by Dr. Kristen Hess. Hess Academy is accredited by the Georgia Accrediting Commission¬†and has a 6:1 student/teacher ratio. Our Board is committed to continuing growth; we foster strong cooperation among administration, faculty and parents. Holistic approach Our approach includes time for collaboration and group work along with individualized and […]

I'm beyond thrilled to have found this school! I have two boys at Hess Academy and we looked at many different private schools throughout the Atlanta area. The minute I walked into this school, I knew it was the one. The teachers and staff are warm and welcoming, the environment is enriching, and the students were smiling!

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Our daughter loves the school and so do we. They provide excellent education and are always available to talk to parents about their kids. A very social environment which encourages kids to help each other and make learning fun.

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The Hess Academy is such an amazing place. It embraces a progressive style of learning and has such an amazing community feel. It is an inclusion model private school on a beautiful campus and the teachers are the warmest, most sincere people, truly vested in your kids' education. I can't say enough good things about the school, the staff, and the families. My child loves school for the first time ever!

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Hess Academy is an outstanding learning environment for my son. He has made tremendous academic and social strides since being a student at Hess Academy. The teachers at Hess are able to make learning fun and exciting, so my son looks forward to going to school and enjoys learning.

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