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The Heiskell School

3260 Northside Dr Nw
Atlanta, GA 30305

(404) 262-2233


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The Heiskell School has been offering an independent, non-denominational education since 1949.

Using an innovative blend of traditional and modern methodologies, the school provides a teacher-directed education that integrates the word of God into everyday academics, instilling leadership qualities and developing the strength of character that provides the foundation for a successful future as followers of Christ and "lights of the world".

The Heiskell School is situated in the beautiful residential community of Buckhead near the Governor's Mansion in northwest Atlanta. The Heiskell School draws students from all parts of the metropolitan area.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Teacher-Led

From the Director:

The integration of Biblical truth into all areas of school life is basic to the teaching philosophy of our faculty. Our goal is not only that each student prospers academically, socially, physically, and spiritually, but also that he/she develops a Christian world and life view.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Maps
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
Physical activity more

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  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Tricycles
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
Other subjects taught Bible, Phonics, Spanish, Ballet, Art, Playball

Day in the Life

General School Mission

The mission of The Heiskell School is to glorify God by providing an academically challenging and spiritually dynamic pre-preparatory, Christian education for preschool, elementary, and junior high students from throughout the metropolitan Atlanta area.

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school