When you find the right high school, you’ll know it.
Come get to know us. 

Getting the feel for a school takes time, so we offer several ways to connect with TNS during the fall and winter. Just curious? Wondering what all the buzz is about? Come to our Information Session at Horizon Theatre n October or attend one of our Open House events at our campus on Memorial Drive in January where you can check out our community and talk to teachers, current parents and students.

Want some one on one time with TNS administrators? Throughout the fall we offer individual tours for families of students in 8th grade and above. Finally, and most importantly, students who have applied to TNS are invited to visit days in January and February to experience a school day in action. Stay tuned for the 2019-20 admissions event dates. Sign up for our newsletter and be the first to receive admissions announcements.

Dione Marshall The New School TNSThank you for your interest in The New School. High school marks a pivotal transition in the lives of adolescents, and TNS provides meaningful opportunities for them to grow intellectually, socially and emotionally. Our distinctive and innovative approach to education addresses the multifaceted needs of high school students in an intentional school environment that acknowledges and embraces their unique aptitudes, personal passions, diverse interests, talents and gifts. In preparation for life beyond high school, students are empowered to take ownership of their personal and academic goals, to be curious and examine their questions, and to develop a sense of connection to their communities and the world in which they live.

The “classroom” at The New School takes on many forms. With Community Engaged Learning and TNS-[E]ntrepreneurship, we take advantage of every opportunity to provide real-world experiences outside of the traditional classroom setting. Our amazing city then becomes a richly stimulating laboratory for deep and meaningful learning that connects the dots between knowledge, application of that knowledge, experience, creativity and social responsibility. But we don’t stop there. Opportunities for learning, collaborating and making valuable contributions may also take us across states lines or around the world!

Led by an extraordinary team of visionaries, The New School is a dynamic community of committed and curious students and expert mentor teachers. At its essence, The New School is:

WELCOMING – We want our school to represent the diversity of our city. We make kindness and compassion a priority.
CHALLENGING – Our learning environments are academically stimulating, and students are motivated to maximize their potential.
INNOVATIVE – Mentor teachers provide fresh, new and creative approaches to education and in return, students show up eager and ready to learn.
RELEVANT – Through a rich array of community partnerships and experiential programs, our students apply their work in the classroom to current affairs, best practices, social trends and thought leadership.
STUDENT-CENTERED – Students are the reason we’re here. Their interests and needs remain at the heart of everything we do.
UNCOMPROMISING – TNS’ commitment to its founding mission and values drives our efforts and informs our decision making.
IMMENSELY REWARDING – TNS graduates are confident, compassionate, critical thinkers—poised for success and inspired to make meaningful contributions to society. To guide them on their journey and witness their blossoming is an extraordinary gift.

If something resonates with you and your student after viewing our site, please feel free to contact us to schedule a visit. We would love to hear from you. There are several options for getting to know us better. Tours for prospective families will be held throughout the fall and winter. Visitors will have the opportunity to ask questions, see our classrooms in action and hear from student representatives. Open Houses provide additional opportunities to meet teachers and administrators. TNS Fall Exhibition provides another excellent avenue to see the amazing work our students are doing and hear from them directly. We look forward to meeting you soon!

All the best,


The gardener does not make a plant grow. The job of a gardener is to create optimal conditions.
― Ken Robinson


Each October we host an Information Session for prospective students and their parents at Horizon Theatre in Little Five Points. Come hear faculty and students talk about their experience as teachers and learners at The New School. You may see a scene from a student-directed play or hear an interview with 11th graders who are in the midst of starting their own ventures as part of the entrepreneurism curriculum. What you won’t hear is a lecture. We do our best to give visitors a feel for life at The New School. Horizon Theatre is a fantastic regional theatre and also the TNS home base stage where Jeff Adler, co-founder and co-artistic director, also teaches drama to New School students. 

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Each January we host Open House events for students and their parents. This is a great chance to get to know The New School a little better. Current students and their parents will be on hand, as will TNS faculty members. The Open House is an informal drop-in event–there will not be a formal presentation. We will publish new dates once the 2019-20 school year begins. Our address is 655 Memorial Drive, Atlanta, GA 30312.


We are delighted that you are interested in applying to The New School!

There are six parts of the application:
  1. Prospective students complete an online student application
  2. Parent(s) complete an online parent application. Feel free to collaborate!
  3. Print and deliver the TNS Teacher Recommendation Forms to your student’s English and Math teachers with self-addressed stamped envelopes, or ask them to complete the forms online (the link will be sent to the recommendation email addresses you provide in the Parent Application). Give them plenty of time to send these back in by the application deadline of February 16, 2019. In the alternative, if your student attends a AAAIS middle school, you may have your student’s school forward the completed AAAIS forms in lieu of the TNS Teacher Recommendation Forms.
  4. Use our Transcript Request Form to request a transcript from your student’s current school. It should be mailed or delivered to The New School in a sealed envelope.
  5. An application fee of $60 will complete your application. Pay online here. Application Fee
  6. Students who have applied will be invited for a shadow day/interview in January, February, or early March. Because we are a small school and work hard to protect the learning environment of our current students, we may not be able to accommodate all students for a school visit/interview. We encourage you to complete the application and sign up early to make sure your student has an opportunity to sit in on a class and experience life at The New School first hand. There’s no substitute for the real thing!

What did we forget? Standardized Tests. The New School does NOT require the SSAT.

As a parent of a rising high school student, you may be serving on your family’s education reconnaissance team.

Which high schools should your student apply to? How will you know where your teenager would fit in?

Parent Visits

During the fall semester we invite interested parents to come tour The New School. We want to hear what you’re looking for in a high school and get to know your student through your eyes. Please sign up early so we can make sure to save you a spot. Parent tours are encouraged but not a required part of the admissions process.

Things to know:

  • Tours are offered at various times Monday through Thursday. This is NOT an interview. It’s a chance for parents to learn more about TNS and get to know us.
  • Parent tours are reserved for parents of students in 8th grade and above.

Student visits

In the winter (January and February), we invite students who have completed a TNS application to come for a visit where they can sit in on classes, talk to current students and meet with at least one teacher. This is a great way to get a feel for life at TNS, and for students to see if The New School would be a good fit for their high school years. 

Tuition for the 2019-20 year is $15,400. 

While our tuition is significantly lower than most other private schools in the city, we understand that some families still need financial assistance. In fact, we work diligently to attract students who do not have the financial resources to attend private school because we’re dedicated to enrolling students who reflect the great diversity of our city. Currently 20% of our students receive financial assistance. 

Families interested in applying for financial aid should go to www.sssbynais.org to complete an application and upload necessary documents. This independent organization will determine each family’s ability to pay tuition. When you enter the site, you will be asked for our school code which is 2783020. The deadline for financial aid applications is February 16th, 2019.

For more information about the application or financial aid process, please call Sarah Roberts at 404-500-9753, or email sarah.roberts@tnsatlanta.org.