Welcome to Annunciation Day School!
The community of Annunciation Day School is one centered in Christ and welcoming to all. Our diverse community is a blend of parishioners, neighbors and newcomers to the vibrant area of DeKalb County where we are located. When you enter our doors I believe you will find this school to be one filled with joy and a love of learning just as I did when I started teaching here in 2016. This is my second year as Head of School and could not be more excited to share with you all of the great things happening on our campus!
Annunciation Day School was founded in 2002 as a ministry of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Atlanta. We have grown rapidly into a Preschool and K-8th grade school filled with students, faculty and staff who love being in our special community.
ADS teachers are the core of our success. With 70% of our teachers holding master’s degrees or higher, students are taught by true professionals who love teaching and care about each student. Teachers follow the Georgia Standards for Excellence, but what makes us so very special are the activities beyond the core curriculum our teachers plan. From service projects feeding those in need, to packing shoeboxes for Samaritan’s Purse, each grade level learns the value of giving back to the community. Students engage in project-based learning with units of study culminating in activities such as school stores, presentations, group projects, and experiments in our state-of-the-art science lab. The core curriculum is supported by a team of creative and energetic specials teachers who work with students in Greek, physical education, art, music, and religion. After school students may participate in any one of our Spartan’s sports competitive leagues including girls’ volleyball, basketball and soccer and boys’ basketball and soccer. One walk through the halls of ADS and you will see, hear and feel the energy of learning!
Our small student to teacher ratio of 16:1 in elementary and middle school helps our teachers meet the needs of each student. The small size of the school as a whole also allows for close interaction among the faculty. Teachers work together to provide curriculum that is well organized, purposeful, free of academic gaps and designed to facilitate learning. We strive to create an environment that inspires a love of God, love of learning and love of each other.
So, welcome again, to Annunciation Day School- A school Centered in Christ, Children and Community!
Janet Brown, M. Ed.
Head of School