Started in August 2003, Bolton Academy provides education from Pre-Kindergarten through Fifth Grade for the Bolton, Riverside, Hills Park and Whittier Mill neighborhoods. At Bolton, children learn and thrive in an environment supported by high teaching and education standards, including those provided by the International Baccalaureate® (IB) World School accreditation. We are a top-ranked public school located in the West Atlanta and Bolton communities, within the Atlanta Public School System.

    We are proud of our students, administrators, teachers and families of Bolton and look forward to sharing our journey with you and your future Bolton student.

    School Mission and Vision


    To provide a rigorous learning environment that promotes inquiry, reflection, respect, and compassion in every student and member of the learning community.


    To cultivate critical thinkers that are socially responsible and make meaningful contributions to the greater global community.


    International Baccalaureate Mission

    The International Baccalaureate® aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

    To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.

    These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.