Since 1996
Atlas International School

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Our kindergarten cut-off date is November 17th

Atlas International School is a preschool, elementary, and middle school. The student to teacher ratio at Atlas is 6 to 1 for all grades.

At Atlas, we use an international curriculum that includes foreign languages (Spanish and French) and music (violin and piano). We also stress the healthy child, providing our students with ample time for physical activity and allowing only healthy foods for lunch. Atlas is fully approved by the state of North Carolina and all records are transferable.

Atlas is an independent, non-sectarian school. We are a parent-cooperative school whereby parents agree to actively help with homework each night. We meet for a shorter day than most schools (9:30 to 2:00 or 9:30 to 2:30), thereby giving your child more time to pursue individual interests. Before-school and after-school programs are provided for elementary and middle school students.

Friday is an optional school day. Parents can keep their children home for individualized academics, educational trips, more family time, or all of the above. We also have a wonderful Friday program for working parents. See our Friday Program tab for more information.

We easily cover the full curriculum required because of the low student/teacher ratio and the parent involvement. Every year, our third and sixth graders take the End of Grade tests and most score well above average.

Although we have many gifted students at Atlas, we are not only for gifted children. Many middle-of-the-road students join us too (often to find they are not so middle-of-the-road after all). We've even had a couple of students who were slated for special education classes, come to us and turn into straight A students (both here and in the schools they attended after their years at Atlas).

We're adding a 10th grade this coming year! Would you like your rising 10th grader to:

  • learn in a small group setting?
  • work at a level that is challenging but not frustrating?
  • get lots of attention and one-on-one instruction?
  • learn Spanish and a musical instrument in addition to the core subjects?
  • have only healthy foods at school?
  • learn public speaking skills?

Then Atlas is the place for your child!

Atlas Class 2006

What type of families would be happy at Atlas?

Families who:

  • want their children to achieve their full potential
  • want to be involved in their children's schooling
  • will supplement their children's education at home by actively helping with homework

What kind of children would be happy at Atlas?

Children who:

  • learn well
  • focus well
  • respect their elders