Pinecrest Academy

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Pinecrest Academy
955 Peachtree Parkway

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Coordinates34°8′11″N 84°10′11″W / 34.13639°N 84.16972°W / 34.13639; -84.16972Coordinates: 34°8′11″N 84°10′11″W / 34.13639°N 84.16972°W / 34.13639; -84.16972
TypePrivate, coeducational
MottoSemper Altius
(Always Higher)
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
OversightLegionaries of Christ
School code110926
PresidentDavid Steffy
PrincipalEd Lindekugel, Denise Cress, Madeliene Flanagan
ChaplainMatthew Kaderabek
GenderCoeducational campus with separate-gender classes
Enrollment807 (2015)
Campus size68 acres (280,000 m2)
Campus typeSuburban
Color(s)Green and Gold         
Athletics conferenceGHSA
SportsBasketball, baseball, swimming, cheer leading, cross country, football, volleyball, soccer, lacrosse, golf, and tennis
MascotPaladin (Medieval knight)
Team namePaladins
RivalMount Pisgah Christian School
Fellowship Christian School
AccreditationSouthern Association of Colleges and Schools[1]
Tuition$14,500, 9-12 $13,420, 6-8 $11,950 K-5

Pinecrest Academy is a private, Roman Catholic PreK3-12 school in Cumming, Georgia, United States.[2] It is located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta. Pinecrest Academy is a gender segregated school (grades 4-12), with separate classes and curricula for each gender.


The Pinecrest Academy lower school was established in 1993 to serve the north Atlanta area. The high school was added in 2003, graduating its first students in May 2007.[3]

In March 1998, Pinecrest received accreditation status from the Georgia Accrediting Commission, Inc. In August 1998, Pinecrest began its sixth year of growth on its own 53-acre (210,000 m2) campus in a six building, 15-classroom facility near the city of Cumming in south Forsyth County, where it currently resides. In the fall of 2003, the high school opened and the campus expanded by 68 acres (280,000 m2).

In 2007, the school graduated the first high school class. As of September 2018 the facilities include a lower school campus for Pre-Kindergarten through 5th grades, a middle school building for grades 6-8, a high school building for grades 9-12, high school gymnasium with cafeteria, lower school gymnasium, lighted athletic fields, cross country course, and two playgrounds. In 2007, Pinecrest received a donation to build and compete the Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel. Other additions that year included an amphitheatre, baseball field, and soccer/football fields. The baseball field was completed in the spring of 2007 and is considered the premier high school playing field in Forsyth County. As of September 2018 a permanent lower school building is under construction.

In April 2012 the then three-year-old school band, composed of 6th-12th grade students, performed at Carnegie Hall in Midtown Manhattan in New York City.

A 2014 National Blue Ribbon School, Pinecrest has also been a School of Excellence, as named by the Cardinal Newman Society, since 2007.[4]

Other affiliations and accreditations include Georgia Independent Schools Association (GISA), Atlanta Area Association of Independent Schools (AAAIS), National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) and Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS).

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Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Institution Summary, AdvancED, Retrieved 2012-07-10
  2. ^ "Contact Us." Pinecrest Academy. Retrieved on March 17, 2010.
  3. ^ PCA. "Pinecrest Academy History". Retrieved 2007-05-11.
  4. ^ Nation’s Top 50 Catholic High Schools Announced Archived 2012-09-22 at the Wayback Machine.

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