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.
to providing quality education
in a Christian environment.
Accordingly, our scholars
are empowered to
SOAR by demonstrating:
Accountability for Actions
Respect and Responsibility
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