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Welcome to Augusta Prep! 

We are so glad you are curious about our school community and have taken the time to visit our website. You should know Augusta Prep exists to educate well-rounded, engaged students who embrace personal responsibility, global perspective, and service to others. 

Derrick WillardHow do we live out this mission? Well, we develop the intellect, talents, and character of each student in a diverse, college-preparatory, non-sectarian, and welcoming community of lifelong learners. Our caring faculty challenge our students to reach their maximum potential.

What does this mean for you? It means we are a community for the curious and creative and we work to cultivate graduates of character, culture, and compassion. We are a true independent school, as we are a not-for-profit and have no affiliation to any religion denomination (non-sectarian). We welcome everyone.

Our motto is, “To be, rather than to seem.” We want our graduates to be successful, not only in college, but in their careers, callings, and communities. We have been developing great graduates from the Augusta, Martinez, Evans, Thomson, North Augusta, and Aiken areas for almost 60 years. We are not just great prep for college, we are great prep for life! 

So, if you have a child that is curious and creative and craves a new challenge, come visit us today and see if we are a great fit for your family.


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Derrick Willard
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