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Welcome to the official website of Arlington Christian School. We are Godly proud to stand 60 years strong on a solid foundation of providing quality education in a Christian environment. Even with the many concerns created by the uncertainties and the unprecedented impact of COVID-19 Coronavirus, we remain on a mission to assure that our scholars receive the best education possible.

 

We have adopted as this year's theme, "The Triple A Effect: Actualizing the new-normal, Accelerating scholars' educational experience, Advancing the kingdom," and we are excited to be doing just that. We know that this year will be exceptional in the most positive of ways.

Sincerely,

 

 


Kelvin L. Griffin, Ph. D.
Principal

About Us

Who We Are

Arlington Christian School, Inc. (ACS), a 501(c) charitable organization, is one of the best kept educational secrets in the state of Georgia.  It is the only private K4-12 institution in The City of South Fulton, GA. The Arlington Eagles are well known for excellence in academics, athletics, arts, science and technology.

 

Focusing on the future, Arlington continues to soar, just as eagles do. Today, Arlington Christian School is made up of people who believe that the Christian life is both positive and practical, people who believe that life has eternal meaning only when lived according to the teachings of Christ, people who believe that true education has as much to do with developing proper attitudes as with developing academic competencies, people who believe that success is a journey, not a destination, and that every person needs to regularly experience success in order to develop the will to consistently strive for excellence in all areas of life.

Why Arlington?

 

When it comes to education, we know there are always choices. Why not

experience the better choice? Here are just a few of the many admirable

factors that set Arlington apart from the rest:

  • 100% graduation rate

  • Fully accredited

  • High ACT scores 

  • World class/state-of-the-art film and production program

  • Region Spelling Bee winner

  • Championship sports 

  • Spiritual counseling & mentoring

  • Performing arts

  • Active Parent Teacher Fellowship (PTF)

  • Small environment/low teacher to scholar ratio

  • New tuition structure

  • Highly accomplished alumni

Our Mission & Story

 

Since our inception in 1959, the mission of Arlington Christian School (ACS) has been to help children grow, as Jesus did, "in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man" (according to Luke 2:52.) 

 

ACS was founded in the southwest section of Atlanta. At the time the school opened in the Ben Hill community, private education in the area was essentially limited to military boarding school for boys. Arlington opened with a new vision to provide private, Christian education beginning with grades 1-9, and a grade was added each year thereafter. The organization's first high school graduating class was in 1963.

At its inception, students were generally the children of professionals, white-collar managers, or from families which owned and operated businesses. Although enrollment continued to show steady growth, the Board of Directors faced significant capital improvement requirements as years went by.  That led to the Board's decision to change the location of the school, which carried with it a significant donation of acreage enabling the opening of a new facility in September of 1976. A gymnasium was added the following year.

In 1986, a proposal was made to Greater Atlanta Christian Schools (GACS), and a merger was completed. From 1987 to 1994, GACS and Arlington combined their strengths to form Greater Atlanta Christian at Arlington. In an effort to more effectively meet the needs of the Arlington School family and direct its continued improvement, Arlington Christian School re-established itself in 1994 as a separate independent Christian school.

Today, Arlington Christian School continues its mission. It is dedicated to training young people both in godly principles and in academic competencies. Arlington accepts scholars for admission without regard to race, sex, or national origin.  September 2019 marked 60 years of Arlington Christian School. As we continue GROWING STRONGER, GROWING DEEPER and SOARING HIGHER, we look forward to raising $1,000,000.00 to advance both capital and technological improvements so that our efforts of providing quality education in a Christian environment may be better strengthened.

Our Vision of Excellence

Our Vocation.  The conversation between scholar and teacher is the heart of our school; all that we do must be borne of and nourish that relationship.  We are called to challenge the minds, fire the imaginations, and train the bodies of the young people who have been entrusted to us; to enlarge their spiritual lives; and to increase their capacity for mutual and self-respect.  We intend to prepare them to learn confidently for the rest of their lives and to give generously and joyfully to others.  We can accomplish these things only if we keep our scholars safe and well while they are in our charge.

Our Obligation.  We must ask our young people what they believe in so they can know themselves in the world.  We must give them the tools of rigorous and passionate intellectual inquiry and self-expression so they can grow.  In our commitment to diversity, we must show our scholars how to be colleagues and friends so they can act out of respect and love.  We must lead them to distinguish right from wrong and then do what is right so they can be persuasive and courageous citizens.

Our Promise.  As a school community with these purposes and responsibilities, we will engage the larger communities of city, nation, and world of which we are a part.  We will serve our neighbors. We will live fully in our city—exploring its byways and playing over its terrain.  We will learn its history and traditions, and what it can teach us of the arts and sciences.  We will embody and celebrate its diversity.

 

Our Means.  The terms of our motto, hard work and moral excellence, are meant to strengthen us as we pursue the promise and joy of Arlington Christian School.  We ask Arlington families, alumni, and friends to join us in taking on this high calling.

Our Service Offerings

  • Curriculum:

    • Bob Jones University for all grades

  • Uniform Dress Code

  • ACT and SAT Preparation

  • Leadership Development

  • Spiritual Counseling and Mentoring

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Championship Sports Teams

  • Media Film Program

  • Arlington Christian School Speaker Series (ACSSS – pronounced access: “Providing scholars with access to real-life success stories.”) Professionals, entrepreneurs, religious leaders, etc. visit ACS monthly as guest speakers.*

  • Structured After School Enrichment Program

  • Great Local and Domestic Field Trips*

  • International Field Trips*

  • Chapel (held two times a week)

*May be minimized due to COVID-19 Coronavirus

Guiding Principles

We are wholeheartedly committed to providing quality education in a Christian environment. Our scholars are empowered to SOAR by demonstrating:

  • Self-Control

  • Optimistic Outlook

  • Accountability for Actions

  • Respect and Responsibility

Our Philosophy is to:

  • Provide quality education in a Christian environment

  • Honor the Creator

  • Develop each scholars' unique abilities

  • Ensure scholars grow in the five core dimensions of development

  • Maintain academic vigor

  • Celebrate cultural, spiritual, and learning diversities

Accreditations

  • SACS/AdvancED is the largest community of education professionals in the world. They are a non-profit, non-partisan organization that conducts rigorous, on-site external reviews of Pre-K-12 schools and school systems. They serve 34,000 schools and school systems across the United States and 70 other nations. 

  • Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) is a non-profit association of private, independent, and parochial schools throughout the state. While most schools are college preparatory, offering small classes, stressing a rich curriculum and emphasizing individual attention, independent and parochial schools also encourage each student’s responsibility and service to the community in their policies and programs. Each member school is fully accredited.

 

  • The mission of the Georgia Accrediting Commission (GAC) is: (l) to establish standards promoting instruction of high quality for children in Georgia and (2) to encourage schools to meet the established standards. GAC provides an accreditation process designed to establish and uphold standards, to strengthen the quality of education in each school, and to assure its membership and the general public that the established standards are related to the best educational practices.

 
 
 
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4500 Ridge Road 

Fairburn, GA 30213