A place you can be your best self

Our mission is to assist each student in developing their gifts and pursuing their passions. We appreciate what an important decision finding the educational fit for your student is to your family, and we’re here to help you in the journey. Our culture is distinctive in its vision and delivery: It's one that teaches students how to think, not simply what to think. Our community thrives in preparing our students for an ever-changing world by teaching the skills necessary to be adaptable, effective and resilient learners.
To truly experience the special culture and qualities found at Augusta Prep, we invite you to visit our campus and see for yourself our dedicated teachers sharing a special educational experience with our talented and motivated students. All of Prep’s attributes combine to create what ranks as the top private school in the greater Augusta area!
Please contact our Admissions Office:
Phone 706-434-2381| Fax 706-863-6198
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    Courtney Hatcher 

    Director of Admission and Financial Aid
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    Jeff Carr 

    Admission Assistant

Additional Information

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  • Admission Policy

    Augusta Prep seeks to enroll a group of diverse students. We follow an open admission policy, whereby qualified candidates are admitted without regard to religion, race, nationality, economic background, or ethnic origin. The Admission Committee evaluates each applicant on the basis of personal interview, academic record, teacher recommendations, and admission testing or assessment for evidence of good character, maturity, and academic motivation. Some consideration is given to alumni legacies and siblings of current students.
  • Age Requirements

    Toddler Two program: age 2 by August 31 

    Preschool: age 3 by August 31

    Pre-Kindergarten: age 4 by August 31

    Kindergarten: age 5 by August 31

    First Grade: age 6 by August 31
  • Immunization Records

    The Certificate of Immunization, Georgia form 3231, should be on file with the school by the first day of classes. Parents with questions about immunization should contact the school nurse at 706-434-2532.
  • Notification of Acceptance

    After re-enrollment of current students in February, enrollment is open to the public.  Applicant files are processed and families will be notified of admission committee recommendations in a timely manner.
  • Parent Testimonials

    "Our first-year experience with Augusta Prep has been very impressive. Our daughter started Prep in 9th grade during the pandemic. Her academic and social transition went smoothly. Her academic load was a challenge, but never cramped her style in terms of her social life, sports and the arts. She became in involved in many aspects of the school from sports to arts and has made friends in all grade levels of high school. The students have been welcoming and there’s an overall Prep community feeling on campus. The teachers have the best interest of their students at heart and aim to help them succeed by offering extra help each day at the end of the day.

    "In terms of the pandemic, the administration really did their homework over the summer to allow these students to attend school in the fall when so many of their peers at other schools were not able to attend in person school. They nailed the logistics of handling the pandemic and all of the protocols that went into place! Overall win!"


    Our children have loved being at Prep for five years. All of their teachers in the lower school have been caring, compassionate, and capable, and have truly cultivated a love of learning in our children. The kids do not want the year to end! Beyond the regular classroom, they have had PE daily as well as library, technology, art, music, and Spanish, and they have also enjoyed activities like cross-country after school. The administration and support staff are wonderful as well! I am thankful for all the support this school has given my kids and I look forward to continuing next year.


    "We love Augusta Prep! We’re on year 3 and could not be more pleased. Here are just a handful of reasons we ❤️ AP!
    • loving, caring staff
    • kids are free to be themselves
    • middle schoolers have the same teachers for 2 years in a row
    • small class sizes
    • college preparatory
    • teacher freedom with curriculum
    • parent input/involvement
    My 6th grader loves Augusta Prep because of the caring staff & the academics that Prep offers.

    My 9th grader loves Augusta Prep because it prepares you for high school and college. She said, “At Prep, we get a lot of freedoms and I don’t know if I would get that somewhere else.” - Kristen


    "The Augusta Prep community has provided our son with a superb school experience! The teachers, coaches and faculty hold students to high academic and moral standards, while caringly supporting their needs and interests. Teachers can regularly be seen going from personal tutoring sessions after school, to the ball fields or fine arts center to cheer on and encourage their students. The athletic staff all work together so student-athletes can play multiple sports, or participate in various activities, in the same season (my son played football, baseball, basketball, soccer and ran cross country this year alone!). Students of all ages are encouraged to mentor and help their peers, and students in other grades as well." - Melissa

    "Our family spent twelve wonderful years at Augusta Prep and had so many great teachers, I couldn't begin to name them all! If you are looking for a school that balances a caring, nurturing environment with an outstanding academic program, set your GPS for 285 Flowing Wells Road, Augusta, Georgia 30907!" - Jack
Augusta Preparatory Day School is an independent, college preparatory school serving children ages 2 through Grade 12 from the greater Augusta-Aiken area. Augusta Prep seeks to enroll a group of diverse students. We follow an open admission policy, whereby qualified candidates are admitted without regard to religion, race, nationality, economic background, or ethnic origin.