About Shallowford Presbyterian School
All of our preschool and grade school classes adhere to a school-wide, grade-specific curriculum. From letters, colors, and shapes in our toddler class to reading comprehension, research, and basic geometry in our fifth grade class, our goal at SPS is to give each child the tools they need to continue to excel at the next level while continuing to tailor lessons to allow each child to shine. Each class is center-based, meaning there are different areas of the classroom designated to reading, play, exploration, group work, etc.
Shallowford Presbyterian School (SPS) provides a loving, safe environment in which each child feels special and important. For over 50 years, SPS has nurtured thousands of children, many of whom have returned to enroll children of their own.
At Shallowford Presbyterian School our mission is to nurture the whole child by accepting uniqueness and developing an academic, spiritual, and social foundation.
Statement of Values
The extraordinary educators at SPS offer a high quality personalized education with low student-to-teacher ratios, individual attention given to each child, and excellent enrichment programs in the arts and sciences. SPS uses innovative strategies to prepare students for a lifetime of success.
SPS is committed to creating a diverse culture in which children of all backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to learn, play, and work together in respectful, harmonious, and productive ways.
SPS places high value on its relationship with Shallowford Presbyterian Church, a connection that extends the mission of the Church and reinforces the commitment of SPS to the growth and development of each child’s character.
Since 1964 SPS has served the families of the nearby community, believing that strong community bonds strengthen SPS and create an environment in which all children flourish.
We offer classes for children from 15 months through 5th grade (6th to be added in the 2021-22 school year). To learn more or arrange a tour call 404-321-3061. Please note that tours are currently being offered virtually via Zoom. All preschool classes begin at 9:00 am and end at 12:55 pm. Grade school classes begin at 8:30 am and end at 2:50 pm. SPS uses Dekalb County Schools' calendar for all holidays and school closings due to inclement weather.
Shallowford Presbyterian Church has approved the expansion of SPS. We have added one grade per year, one class per grade up to our newest addition for the 2019-20 school year, 5th grade. Our goal is to provide an affordable, Christian education with low student/teacher ratios and a challenging curriculum.
Through various outreach programs and fundraising activities, Shallowford Presbyterian School has been committed to serving the community since our beginning in 1964.
Beginning as a preschool, Shallowford began to grow it's class offerings in 2014 by adding a Kindergarten class. We've continued adding one class per year up to our newest offering-5th grade.