Back to School


Welcome to Augusta Prep! Please click on the "MyAPDS" button in the upper right corner of the webpage to enter our Parent Portal. Under the "Resources" button, you can find additional Back to School information for your respective division.

If you need to reach out to the respective division, please contact:
  • Lower School:   706-434-2507 
  • Middle School:  706-434-2473 
  • Upper School:   706-434-2528 

List of 15 frequently asked questions.

  • What are the school hours?

    2 year old program: 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    Lower School: 7:50 a.m. to 2:50 p.m. (full day for PS -4th)
                7:50 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (PS/PK half day)
    Middle School: 8:00 a.m. to 3:10 p.m.
    Upper School: 8:00 a.m. to 3:10 p.m.

  • What is the phone number to my child’s division?

    Lower School: 706-434-2507 (Mrs. Nicole Brooks)
    Middle School: 706-434-2529 (Mrs. Jolene Cumpton)
    Upper School: 706-434-2528 (Mrs. Monica Erskine)

  • What is the earliest I can drop my child off?

    Lower School: 7:20 a.m.
    Middle School: 7:00 a.m.
    Upper School:  7:00 a.m.

  • Is any care available after school hours?

    Extended day is available from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for PS-8th grade. You can learn more here.

  • When is school closed?

    Here is the calendar.

  • What about drop off and pick-up directions?

    In the morning, traffic flow is ONE WAY between 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.

    Parents dropping students off at the Lower School can get in the left lane as they approach the stop sign. Turn left at the stop sign and pull up to the Lower School sidewalk. Stop for the greeter to assist your child out of the car.

    Parents dropping students off at the Middle and Upper School stay in the right lane and continue straight at the stop sign. Follow the road that goes around the backside of the school to the appropriate drop off point. You will exit in front of the Lower School.

    In the afternoon, STAY IN THE RIGHT LANE until advised to move to the left lane. Normal traffic flow occurs in the afternoon! The Prep employee handling carpool duty at the stop sign will direct you.

    If you need to go to the Upper School or Lower School, please use your left turn signal. The Prep employee handling carpool duty will direct you onto the left lane when it is safe and you can then proceed to the Lower or Upper School. Middle School carpool will stay in the right lane.

  • How do I order books (grades 5-12)?

    Login to the portal and click on the Online Bookstore icon. If you need assistance, please contact your child’s division.

  • How do I order school supplies?

    Login to the portal and click on the appropriate icon per division (ex. MS Back to School Info). If you need assistance, please contact your child’s division. 

  • Does my child need a computer?

    Grades 5-8 are required to have a ChromeBook. Details can be found in the portal through the MS Back to School Info icon.

    Grades 9-12 are required to have a device with a keyboard (a phone does not qualify).

    If you need assistance, please contact your child’s division.

  • Does my child have summer work?

    Summer work is assigned for grades 5-12, please login to the portal to find the assignments in the Back to School Info icon for your child’s division.

  • What about lunch?

    Most students bring lunch from home. However, we have a lunch program through SchoolHouse Fare. Parents can create an account with SchoolHouse Fares and order lunch. The school code is APDS. Microwaves are available for Middle and Upper School students.

  • What is the dress code? Do we have required dress up days?

    Refer to the appropriate student handbook (found in the portal) for dress code information. The school does have several required days for dress up and students are notified in advance of those days.

    Dress up includes skirts/dresses/ “dressy” pants and top; denim pants are not appropriate. Long pants (not jeans) are also permitted, along with a collared dress shirt, tie, and belt (jacket is optional). Dress shoes are required. 

  • How can I order Augusta Prep spirit wear?

    Be on the lookout for information sent through Cavalier Connections (the school’s weekly email) with information about spirit wear and shop here anytime!

  • How do I get involved?

    Contact our Prep Family Association President, Greta Neuman, at

  • Other questions:

    Tuition payments: Laura Fuller at 706-434-2506

    College Counseling: Jonathan Stroud at 706-434-2472

    Extended Day/Enrichment/Summer Camps:

    Nurse: Jennifer Blanchard,

    Athletics: Dr. Rorie Bradley, 706-434-2502
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.