Carver S.T.E.A.M. Academy, a Purpose Built Schools-Atlanta HS, is coming!

Who is Purpose Built Schools Atlanta?

Purpose Built Schools is building a network of high-performing schools in Atlanta’s lowest-income communities, utilizing the highly successful model of Drew Charter School. Our mission is to turn around failing schools and put all children on a trajectory for success through college and in their careers. In the process, we will help revitalize the neighborhood they serve.

Purpose Built Schools is a first-of-its-kind innovative partnership with Atlanta Public Schools (APS) that is designed to turn around some of the system’s most troubled schools. We operate a K–12 feeder pattern of traditional public schools, but with the flexibility and full autonomy of a charter school. This unique approach allows us to combine the best of both traditional neighborhood schools and charter programs.  We believe we can deliver outstanding results for our students and communities through high-quality instruction, intentional interventions and enrichment opportunities, and a strategic approach to serving our families’ needs beyond the schools’ walls.


Carver S.T.E.A.M. Academy

Carver S.T.E.A.M. Academy, a Purpose Built Schools-Atlanta high school, will open in July 2018, on the Carver campus, as part of a robust “cradle -to-college” pipeline. PBSA’s innovative academic model of Project-Based Learning (PBL), incorporating a Science Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (S.T.E.A.M.) theme, will effectively close both the achievement gaps and the opportunity gaps for children from diverse backgrounds.