Within a structured and supportive environment, Ivy Prep develops elementary and middle school students into thoroughly equipped scholars who are prepared to enter and succeed in the colleges and universities of their choice.

The Ivy Prep Mission

Ivy Preparatory Academy fosters a culture of collaboration, passion for learning, integrity, and servant leadership. 

The Ivy Prep Vision

Ivy Preparatory Academy cultivates leaders who manifest change in the world. 

School History

Ivy Prep received its charter from the State Board of the Georgia Department of Education in January of 2008 and opened its doors to its first class of 6th-grade students in August of 2008.  IPA Gwinnett currently serves grades six through eight. In 2011, Ivy Preparatory Academy expanded to a second campus in Dekalb County. Ivy Preparatory Academy at Kirkwood currently serves grades K through 8.

Ivy Prep is delighted to offer a college preparatory, single-gender educational option to our scholars. IPA students receive an extended school day and school year through the addition of Culture Week, Saturday Academies, and weekly homework support for scholars who need additional academic assistance.

Ivy Preparatory Academy believes that by educating and strengthening our scholars, we educate and strengthen our communities.

We are in a very exciting time, and Ivy Prep is fortunate to be able to play such an important role in the lives of today’s students and tomorrow’s leaders.

Our Values


Our school values the simple, honorable premise of unity and uplifting of young women in order to teach and assist them with building higher levels of self-worth, self-respect, self-esteem, self-awareness, and self-confidence. 


Our scholars are well-rounded young women who possess the necessary academic skills and knowledge and are excited about learning. 


Our network serves and helps our scholars and their families, faculty and staff, and volunteers and community partners through mutually beneficial arrangments. We recognize that our continued success is dependent on serving our stakeholders effectively.