Guide to Gwinnett

Guide to Gwinnett: Education

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Schools, K-12

Ask anyone why they moved to Gwinnett and there’s one answer that’s always in the mix – outstanding schools and access to education at every level.

Gwinnett County Public Schools, Buford City Schools and many award winning private schools serve students for K-12.

Nationally-recognized Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) is the largest school system in the state, and Gwinnett’s largest employer. Over 180,000 students attend 148 schools or educational facilities. There are 80 elementary schools, 29 middle schools, 21 high schools and 9 unique facilities serving the diverse interests and needs of students. GCPS is the two-time winner of The Broad Prize for Urban Education.

The City of Buford has its own excellent school system for citizens who live within the city limits there. The system has four schools – Elementary (K-1), Academy (2-5), Middle (6-8) and High School 9-12). The system is known for its academic achievements as well as championship level sports.

In the private school sector, Gwinnett comes up a winner too. Greater Atlanta Christian, Hebron Academy, Riverside Military, Providence Christian and Wesleyan are just a few of the outstanding private schools in our community.

Gwinnett County Public School Clusters

Archer

Berkmar

Brookwood

Central Gwinnett

Collins Hill

Dacula

Discovery

Duluth

Grayson

Lanier

Meadowcreek

Mill Creek

Mountain View

Norcross

North Gwinnett

Parkview

Peachtree Ridge

Shiloh

South Gwinnett

Visit gwinnett.k12.ga.us for more info!

Committed to Providing a World-Class Education

J. Alvin Wilbanks, CEO/Superintendent
Gwinnett County Public Schools

Last year, the Gwinnett County Board of Education revised its Core Beliefs and Commitments, restating its pledge to provide a world-class education that meets the needs of each individual student. In providing context for this commitment, the Board connected its belief in public education to foundational documents and principles of the United States of America, calling public education “an integral part of the seamless fabric of the American experience.”

While the Board’s Core Beliefs and Commitments refer specifically to ideas espoused in the Declaration of Independence, a number of foundational principles are found in the U.S. Constitution. This document stands as a testament to the tenacity of Americans throughout history to declare and maintain their liberties, freedoms, and unalienable rights. We teach about the Constitution and the laws of our nation throughout the school year, but special emphasis is given in September during Constitution Week, when we celebrate the document that is the basis for America’s great heritage and way of life.

At this time, when our country has been battered by Mother Nature and the political climate too often turns contentious, it is good to review the opening words of the Constitution_ “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union_”. Two of those words- “more perfect”- refer to the delegates’ task of perfecting the framework of their new government. More than 200 years later, these words still hold a lesson for us. They are a vital reminder that perfection is an ever-evolving goal, one that the leaders of this country, our community, and our schools constantly strive to attain.

Three other words- “We the People”- serve as a reminder that it is the people- all of us- who must come together to achieve our shared goals. In Gwinnett County Public Schools, we are striving to become a system of world-class schools_a more perfect school district, if you will. This focus on improvement requires attention from every employee and stakeholder. Individually, each of us can make a difference, but working together we can achieve great things. E pluribus unum. Out of many, one.

16 Private Schools to Know

Agape Jr. Academy
678-376-0883
Agapejracademy.us

Collins Hill Christian School
770-962-0642
chcscrusaders.org

Cornerstone Christian Academy
770-441-9222
cornerstonecougars.org

Dominion Classical Christian Academy
770-338-7945
dominionclassical.org

Friendship Christian School
678-845-0418
fcsga.org

Gerard Preparatory School
770-277-4722
gerardprep.com

Greater Atlanta Christian School
770-243-2000
greateratlantachristian.org

Harbour Oaks Montessori School
770-979-8900
Harbouroaks.org

Hebron Christian Academy
770-963-9250
hebronlions.org

Killian Hill Christian School
770-921-3224
khcs.org

Providence Christian Academy
770-279-7200
providencechristianacademy.org

Riverside Military Academy
770-532-6251
cadet.com

Sage School
678-318-3588
Sageschool.net

Sola Fide Lutheran School
770-972-1771
Solafide.com

Sugar Hill Christian Academy
678-745-4121
Sugarhillchristian.org

Wesleyan School
770-448-7640
wesleyanschool.org

Child Care Centers

Crème de la Crème
678-389-4403

Scott Hudgens, Jr. Early Education Center
678-226-6510

Discovery Point
770-622-2112

Discovery Point
Old Peachtree Road Suwanee
770-513-0231

Discovery Point
Snellville
770-285-0302

Duncan Creek Academy
770-831-1505

Hamilton Mill UMC Preschool
770-271-8855

Kids Harbor Early Learning Center Buford
678-376-5437

Kid’s Harbor Early Learning Center Dacula
770-831-5454

Legacy Academy For Children
770-932-2800

Oxford Falls Academy
770-962-2033

Primrose School
at Sugarloaf Parkway – East
770-513-0066

Primrose School of Suwanee
770-963-1491

Primrose School
of Suwanee West
770-932-3900

Tomorrow’s Hope Montessori School
678-546-0704

Pre-K Or Kindergarten

Greater Atlanta Christian School
770-243-2000

Kids Harbor Learning Center
770-831-5454

Mckendree UMC Preschool
770-339-7040

Mill Creek Academy
770-339-3330

Primrose School at
Sugarloaf Parkway – East
770-513-0066

The Goddard School Suwanee
770-476-1760

The Schoolhouse Preschool Academy
678-240-2507

Private Schools

Cornerstone Christian Academy
770-441-9222

George Walton Academy
770-267-7578

Greater Atlanta Christian School
770-243-2000

Hebron Christian Academy
770-963-9250

Loganville Christian Academy
770-554-9888

Notre Dame Academy
678-387-9385

Providence Christian Academy
770-279-7200

Riverside Military Academy
800-462-2338

Sugar Hill Christian Academy
678-745-4121

Victory World Christian School
678-684-2030

Woodward Academy
404-765-4000

Summer Camps

All Stars Performing Arts Academy
678-400-0091

Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation Summer Camp
770-822-8840

Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center
770-904-3500

J.M. Tull Gwinnett Family YMCA
770-963-1313

Straight Blast Gym
Summer Camp
770-277-8741

WhizLearning Kids
678-863-7679

Tutoring Centers

Cornerstone Academic
404-919-7227

Higher Education
In Gwinnett, It’s a Matter of Degrees

The wealth of advanced educational opportunities in Gwinnett is a huge benefit to residents_ and to the area businesses who hire these graduates. Consider this fact – you can earn an associate, bachelor’s, master’s and/or a doctorate degree without ever leaving the county. There’s no doubt that Gwinnett is a college town!

Gwinnett Technical College

Career-education and training have been the hallmark of Gwinnett Technical College (GTC) for more than 30 years. From its campuses in Lawrenceville and nearby Alpharetta, as well as online, GTC offers more than 140 associate degree, diploma and certificate options in a very wide range of program areas – from healthcare to computer science. Programs are developed in concert with business and industry in the fastest growing fields, plus emerging industries and technologies, where employers need a highly skilled workforce and graduates are in demand. Gwinnett Tech accepts the HOPE Scholarship and Grant, making it an accessible and affordable higher ed option for students of all ages.

gwinnetttech.edu

Gwinnett Education Center
Saint Leo University

Founded in 1889, Saint Leo University is a leading Catholic teaching institution with its main campus in Florida. With multiple campus locations and more than 40 education centers, and online degree programs, St. Leo serves more than 13,000 students from all 50 states. Its Gwinnett Education Center is in Duluth and offers associate and bachelor’s degrees, plus three masters programs, in business administration, human services administration, and criminal justice. St. Leo has both on-campus class options in the evenings and on weekends, plus online and distance learning options.

saintleo.edu

Georgia Gwinnett College

Established in 2006 as the first four-year, public college created in the U.S. in the 21st century, Georgia Gwinnett College continues to make history. Georgia Gwinnett is the #10 top public school in the Southern region (U.S. News & World Report), the most ethnically diverse Southern regional college and ranks second in the Southern region for the lowest graduate debt.

The college’s growth in its first decade has been dramatic – enrollment now tops 12,000 students who can choose from 16 majors and more than 40 concentrations. However, average class size remains small, 21 students on average, the student to faculty ratio is 18:1.

Georgia Gwinnett celebrates its standing as a “different kind of four-year college” – with a strong mentoring program, a focus on technology, an incredibly diverse student body (100 nations and 30 states represented) and a mission to provide access to all students. The college has over 120 student organizations and a fast-growing athletic program that has already earned national and conference championships.

saintleo.edu

University of Georgia
Gwinnett Campus

The University of Georgia-Gwinnett Campus serves the educational needs of working professionals and businesses from its Lawrenceville campus. The campus provides graduate-level programs in the professional-academic fields of pharmaceutical regulatory affairs, information technology, higher education, non-profit leadership, social work, public administration, sports management, and business. UGA faculty members teach programs from the school or college in which each program originates.

The UGA Gwinnett Campus offers evening and Saturday classes and a broad range of student support services. UGA-Gwinnett is a full-service campus; offering instructional and support space, including access to computer labs, library and study rooms, as well as student services.

gwinnett.uga.edu

Gwinnett Colleges

Georgia Campus-
Philadelphia College Of Osteopathic Medicine
678-225-7500

Georgia Gwinnett College
678-407-5000

Gwinnett Technical College
770-962-7580

Saint Leo University
678-380-4005

Uga Gwinnett Campus
678-985-6800

Colleges Outside Gwinnett

Georgia State
404-413-2000

Georgia Tech
404-894-2000

Kennesaw State University
470-578-6000

Life University
770-426-2600

Toccoa Falls College
888-785-5624

Truett Mcconnell University
706-865-2134

University Of Georgia
706-542-3000

University Of North Georgia
706-864-1400

Valdosta State University
229-333-5800