Frequently Asked Questions about the Annunciation Day School
Is Annunciation Day School Accredited?
We are proudly accredited with “Highest Quality” through the Georgia Accrediting Commission and a member of both GISA and AAAIS.
What are the student/teacher ratios?
Having low student/teacher ratios is an important aspect of our educational philosophy at ADS. This sets us apart from other area schools.
Our Maximum Ratios
- 2:10 Parents Morning Out (18 months)
- 2:14 Two’s Class
- 3:19 Three’s Class
- 2:14 Pre-Kindergarten
- 1:16 Elementary School (K-2 has part time instructional support teacher)
- 1:16 Middle School
What curriculum do you follow?
Our teachers teach the Georgia Standards of Excellence in English Language Arts and Mathematics and the Georgia Performance Standards for all additional subjects.
What specials do you offer?
Our K-8th grade students participate in Art, Greek Language, Music, P.E., Theater and Orthodox Christian Religion. The 6-8th graders have the option for Spanish. Our pre-school students participate in Greek Language, Music, P.E. and Orthodox Christian Religion as well as daily recess.
Do students take standardized tests?
Yes. Our 1st-8th grade students take the Iowa Assessment and the 2nd, 5th and 7th Grades take the COGAT tests.
What time does school start/end?
Parents Morning Out~ 9:45a-1:15p
2’s - Pre-K~ 9:30a-1:30p
Kindergarten – 8th Grade~ 8:15a-2:45p
What is the best method of communication?
You can expect to receive weekly newsletters from your child’s teacher and a monthly school newsletter. We use RenWeb’s Parents' Web, which is a secure parents’ portal that allows parents to view academic information specific to their K-8th grade children. Teachers are also available via email.
How do I pay tuition?
It is required that you pay online through FACTS Management.
What do the School Fees go toward?
The School Fees supplement a student’s school experience through materials and activities such as student agendas, student recognition programs, field trips and holiday performances.
What supplies will I need to purchase for my pre-school/K-8th grader?
You will receive a welcome letter from your child’s teacher over the summer. This letter will include the class supply list.
Does my child need a uniform?
Yes. Uniforms are required in grades K-8.
Where do I purchase uniforms?
Uniforms are purchased through Gentle Sales Co. www.gentlesales.com
Do you offer afterschool care?
We offer afterschool care for our Pre-K through 8th grade students.
Do the students attend Church Services?
Our pre-school children through 8th grade students attend Church Services twice a month.
Do we need to be Greek Orthodox Christians to attend the school?
No. Our student body includes not only children of the Orthodox Christian Faith, but also those of other faiths and reflects the cultural diversity of our entire city.
What school calendar do you follow?
We use the DeKalb County Public School Calendar as a general guide.
Does the school offer lunch?
Students may pack a lunch or order from Campus Cuisine.
How do I get involved with the school?
We have a very active Parent Teacher Organization! We always need volunteers to help with the numerous events going on at our school. Email email@example.com to sign up to receive our PTO newsletter.