Overview: Cumberland Academy of Georgia received accreditation from GAC (Georgia Accreditation Commission) in 2007 and received its accreditation from SACS/CASI (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools) in June 2010. We are current members and in good standing with AAAIS (Atlanta Area Association of Independent Schools.), GISA (Georgia Independent School Association), GAPSEC (Georgia Association of Private Schools for Exceptional Children), AAC (Atlanta Athletic Conference) and APAC (Atlanta Private Athletic Conference). Cumberland Academy of Georgia offers a full curriculum for students in 4th – 12th grades and a Post Graduate program, for students who have specific educational needs where a smaller learning environment creates a positive learning experience. We offer a low student to teacher ratio and are able to ability teach to each student’s unique ability to learn. We specialize in children who have been diagnosed with Asperger’s, LD, ADD and ADHD.
History: Cumberland Academy of Georgia was founded by Matthew & Debbi Scarborough and inspired by their son, Steven in 2007. After months of searching for the right school, they decided the only choice was to open a school that catered to children who not only needed a smaller classroom size to academically challenge them, but a place where life/social skills are part of the daily curriculum. After opening with 1 student 7 short years ago, they have now grown to over 100 students and continue to have amazing growth. The students who attend Cumberland Academy of Georgia need structure and a strong academic curriculum, but also the opportunity to learn social and life skills and to prepare for the college experience. In May 2013, Cumberland Academy of Georgia purchased the building they had been leasing from Sandy Springs First Baptist Church. This gives Cumberland a permanent home for years to come. Cumberland Academy of Georgia has already been recognized by professionals, educators and parents as a leading innovator in the field of helping this population. We want to continue to challenge and prepare our students for future independence and success.