ESA Summer Adventure Camps 2024


Voted as one of the top two camps in Atlanta for summer 2023!

Our ESA Summer Adventure Specialty Camps provide opportunities for campers Kindergarten—6th grade to take part in exciting new programs each week. Some of the camps we offer include: Cooking Camps, Ready.Set.K, STEAM camps, Challenge Island, Art options, Circus Camp, and more!

At ESA Preschool Camp, we’ve created a world of imagination and adventure perfectly sized for our youngest campers, 2s—rising PreK.… Read More »

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Laura Blaskett
(404) 250-5606

Waterproofing/Drainage Contractor Recommendations

Submitted by Peggy Smith for The Aha! Connection

We moved into our house five years ago and the first couple years we had no issues with water intrusion.  About two years ago, water seeped into the basement corner after very heavy, flash flooding type of rain.  Our basement is finished and carpeted so the clean up was a mess but with the help of a industrial wet vac and a ton of box fans blowing under the carpet we appeared to salvage the situation. … Read More »

Directory: Private Schools with Open Houses and Campus Tours

OPEN HOUSES & CAMPUS TOURS ALEFBET PRESCHOOL, THE (at Congregation Beth Shalom) 5303 Winters Chapel Road Atlanta, GA 30360 (770) 399-7622   ALFRED & ADELE DAVIS ACADEMY, THE

Please contact Lisa Mirsky, Director of Admissions at 678-527-3300 to set up your personal tour. You may also complete the tour request form here and someone from our admissions team will follow-up with you.Read More »

Directory: Public Schools (Dunwoody, Chamblee, & Sandy Springs)

Testing: SSAT for Private School Applications

SSAT supports students and families pursuing private school education around the world. Click here to learn about test dates, fees, and deadlines.

What is the SSAT?

The SSAT is the required admission test for many of the best independent schools in Atlanta. This test is one important step on your path to an independent school education. … Read More »

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Private School: Key Dates for Applicants

Fall and winter – Contact the Admissions Office of schools you are interested in for application information and to schedule your grade-specific tour.

Campus visits by applicants for interviews and testing typically begin in January.

Open House for all schools vary.   Some have only one, others have several.

Applications for all applicants are due in early February (varies per school) Supplemental materials (teacher recommendations, transcripts, test scores etc.)… Read More »

Directory: AAAIS (Atlanta Area Association of Independent Schools)

The Atlanta Area Association of Independent Schools is an affiliation of independent schools in the Atlanta area that operates under similar ethical and organizational guidelines. AAAIS schools also administer a nondiscriminatory policy towards admission and do not discriminate regarding race, color, creed, gender, national origin or age.

Click here for a list of AAAIS Member Schools

Click here for AAAIS FAQs

Click here for the AAAIS Calendar (includes some school Open House and Tour Dates)Read More »

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Community Pool Options

by Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

See the entire Aha! Pool Spreadsheet in Excel format or in Adobe PDF format.  Oops.  Did I forget your favorite pool or make a mistake or omit some important info?  Comment on this post and I’ll make corrections and additions!

Following are hot links to the websites of the 20 pools on our spreadsheet:

  1. Branches
  2. Brittany
  3. Byrnwick
  4. Deerfield East II
  5. Dunwoody Country Club
  6. Dunwoody North
  7. Fontainebleau
  8. Gainsborough
  9. Georgetown (Lauren’s Choice)
  10. Huntley Hills
  11. Kingsley
  12. Lockridge Forest
  13. Lynwood Park Public Pool
  14. Mill Glen
  15. MJCCA
  16. Murphey Candler Public Pool
  17. Redfield
  18. Vermack  (Audra and Peggy’s Choice!)
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