A rigorous classical curriculum, within a structured supportive community.

Ethos Classical Charter School ensures every scholar is on the path to college and a life of opportunity.

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Ethos Classical Charter School is a tuition-free public school serving K-8 families in Atlanta Public Schools, Fulton County Schools, Dekalb County Schools, Clayton County Schools, Cobb County Schools & Douglas County Schools. Ethos Classical Charter School is currently enrolling Kindergarten- 5th grade scholars for Fall 2024.

Welcome from our Founder

Welcome to Ethos Classical Charter School!

As the Founder of Ethos, it is my joy to welcome you to our small and mighty school. There are so many things that make Ethos magical, but without a doubt, our community is what makes us extraordinary.

At Ethos Classical, education is about ensuring excellence in academics while nurturing the whole child. Ethos was founded to provide a choice for families seeking a high quality, research-based environment with a focus on literacy and the arts. Through a two-teacher per classroom model, Ethos equips scholars with a firm foundation for academic success throughout their life. Daily arts instruction, including studio arts, music, dance, and drama underpins achievement across all content areas and equips scholars with the discipline, creativity, and independence for a full and happy life.

We invite you to come visit our beautiful campus nestled in Sylvan Hills. Ours is a vibrant community of scholars who are learning, growing, and achieving through our challenging and supportive culture.

With urgency and eagerness,


Emily Castillo Leon

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Nondiscrimination Statement

Ethos Classical is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our community, including students, staff, volunteers, and visitors. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, or any other legally protected status in its programs, services, activities, or employment practices.

We respect and value the diversity of our community and strive to ensure that all individuals are treated fairly and with respect. Discrimination or harassment based on any protected characteristic is not tolerated and will be promptly addressed.

If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination or harassment, or if you have questions about this nondiscrimination statement, please contact Danielle Mack, Head of School, at danielle.mack@ethosclassical.org. We encourage individuals to report any concerns so that we can work together to maintain an inclusive and equitable community.

Ethos Classical complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws regarding nondiscrimination and equal opportunity.


Through a rigorous classical curriculum and within a structured supportive community, Ethos Classical School ensures every scholar is on the path to college and a life of opportunity.


We are accepting applications for the 2024-2025 school year.

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