Ivy Prep Academy has an established culture of achievement whereby academic success is vital, and the development of a girl’s individual potential is central. All Ivy Prep scholars receive a personalized education plan that guides their journey to success. They are taught by highly effective teachers who understand how girls learn best, and how to inspire each scholar to reach their potential.


We go beyond math, science, and language arts. Our rigorous curriculum and after school activities expose scholars to a host of academic and social avenues, including coding, public speaking, foreign language, college-career readiness tours, physical education, music, dance, step, cheerleading and more.


All-Girls; Single-Gender Classes
Daily After School Homework Support
Saturday Academy (optional)
100% College Prep Focus
*Gifted Program
Extracurricular Clubs, Activities, & Sports
College Field Trips
1:25 Max Teacher/Student Ratio
1:18 Max Teacher/Student Ratio for Kindergarten
Extra Math/Science Enrichment
Extra ELA/Social Studies Enrichment
Foreign Language Exposure K-8
Smaller Community
STEM Programs
Public Policy Leadership Program

In 2017, Ivy Preparatory Academy Kirkwood outperformed both Atlanta Public Schools and DeKalb County Schools on the College and Career Readiness Performance Index.


In 2012, Ivy Preparatory Academy at Gwinnett was the only middle school in Gwinnett County to receive the “Highest Performing” designation from the Georgia Department of Education.


Ivy Prep is completely free for families eligible for Atlanta Public Schools, and DeKalb County Schools.

Only families zoned for Atlanta Public Schools and DeKalb County Schools are eligible for enrollment.

Thank you for your interest in Ivy Preparatory Academy. The lottery application window for the 2020-2021 school year opens on February 4, 2020. Additional information about the lottery application and process will be available this winter.


If you are interested in enrolling for the current (2019-2020) school year, please contact the Admissions Office at enroll@ivyprepacademy.org or 404-622-2727 for more information.



“My daughter attends IPA and what I love most about the school is how much her teachers care about her success. Sometimes when she loses motivation, there is always a teacher who encourages her and reminds her of her abilities. Unlike her large school in Gwinnett, her teachers at IPA do not accept failure or low expectations of their students. My daughter is not just another student at IPA. Her teachers know who she is as a person and that makes me as a parent feel like she is in the right place!”

“I am thoroughly happy and very satisfied with this school. My daughter is learning far beyond the normal GC curriculum. She feels very safe at school and looks forward to going each and everyday. I love how you can be a part of your child’s education as well as, being encouraged to volunteer at events. Ivy Prep gives you a top notch private school type of education for FREE!!!! The environment is small and your child is known by her name. You are doing your daughter an injustice by NOT sending her to this school. Ivy Prep offers an amazing learning environment like no other.”

“My daughter loves IPA and so do I. This is her first year here, and I must say that I am pleased. I took a gamble pulling her from her previous school, but I have found a school where she is loved for who she is yet pushed to be a better her. I love, love, love her teacher!”