This summer Cumberland Academy of Georgia is working on several campus projects and additions to better the learning environment and experience for students. Cumberland is preparing to welcome students to a new academic experience for the 2019-2020 school year.

While the students are enjoying academic and sports camps on the Cumberland campus, staff at Cumberland is also working on several projects that will improve the campus and curriculum. All projects are in preparation for the beginning of the school year in August. Students can look forward to additions and improvements surrounding academics, athletics, nutrition, social life, school layout and more.

Students at Cumberland won’t be confined to learning inside the building this year. “Thanks to the generosity and support of parents, board members, donors and the community from our “Peace, Love ‘n Rock & Roll” gala, construction has begun on the new outdoor classroom,” said Cathi Arora, Director of Development and former Cumberland parent. The outdoor classroom provides another tool for teachers to reinforce classroom materials and will assist the counseling staff in their social and emotional growth curriculum.

High School students will have a new classroom constructed and new lockers installed. Administration added new software for more efficiency. Students and teachers will also be able to enjoy newly installed flooring in specific areas of the building. All improvements are designed to enhance the academic experience for students and assist teachers in their goals for students.

A new lunch program will be established at Cumberland, providing wholesome fresh foods that will be prepared daily from scratch. It is important that the students of Cumberland practice healthy eating habits and receive nutritious foods during the day to keep them focused on their daily lessons.Traditionally, lunch is an important time for students to socialize and enjoy their peers and faculty members outside of the classroom. “It is so important students learn healthy eating habits, both in the classroom and in the lunchroom. We feel the new lunch program provides this healthy platform and will provide an easier solution for our families for lunchtime nutrition,” said Debbi Scarborough, headmaster and founder.

Cumberland’s Cyclone athletes will be introduced to new sports opportunities. In addition to basketball, golf, soccer, cross country and bowling, Cumberland will be adding archery and tennis to the roster. Cumberland students began working on their tennis skills the past spring will now be able to compete in a program designed especially for special needs students. These additions to the Cumberland sports program continue to offer students a variety of sports for successful experiences outside the classroom.

About Cumberland Academy of Georgia: Cumberland Academy of Georgia specializes in the needs of students in grades 4 through 12 who have high-functioning autism, Asperger’s syndrome, attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and learning disabilities. Cumberland was founded in 2007 by Debbi and Matthew Scarborough, and is a fully-accredited, independent, non-profit school that seeks to provide a safe and supportive academic atmosphere for its students. Cumberland accepts applications year-round. To schedule a family tour, please contact Terri Brooks, Director of Admissions, at 404-835-9000, or email