In 2008, Pastor Morris Brown of Metro Savannah Baptist Church and his wife, Mrs. Margaret Brown, a retired kindergarten teacher from the Chatham County Public School system, had a strong desire to start a school in Savannah, GA that would teach students from a Christian worldview and provide families with the opportunity to have their children receive an excellent academic education within a Christian environment, which prepares them for a life that is pleasing to God. The vision became a reality in 2009, when twenty-nine kindergarten through 8th grade students started classes with three instructors and two paraprofessionals. Thus, the legacy of the Ash Tree Learning Center Academy began.
The following year, in 2010, classes for pre-kindergarten and ninth and tenth grades were added. We've steadily grown from twenty-nine students, the first year, to sixty-six students, then one-hundred and twenty students this past year. Each year following, a grade level has been added until 2012, when the first graduates of ATLCA received their diplomas in the spring of 2013!
Since that time, the ATLCA has remained consistent in its initial purpose while growing and developing into the school it is today. Although many things have changed, what is important has remained the same and the ATLCA has achieved much more than growth in size and number. From becoming fully accredited by the Georgia Accrediting Commission (GAC) that is approved and recognized by the state Board of Education of Georgia, the ATLCA continues to strive toward providing students with an excellence in education.
As a family interested in having your child with us, you should be comfortable with the academic quality, spiritual environment, and overall operation of the school. For this reason, the administration has taken great efforts to clearly define how the school staff, students and parents, can effectively work together to achieve the mission with excellence. The policies and procedures form the foundation for our mutual success. As educators, we will remain consistent as we move through the year. As parents, we desire you to provide encouragement for your child and for you to support the staff. In the truest sense of the school staff and school families, we have joined in a partnership where the student becomes the beneficiary of the process!