"Before my brother came to Chatham Academy, he had a hard time in three different schools because people did not understand him or have patience with him. It would hurt my feelings when people would ask what is wrong with him or make fun of him. My brother is very special to me. Chatham Academy has helped him love school and to make many friends."
From a 9 year old sibling of a Chatham Academy student Read More
A phone meeting is scheduled to begin a conversation about your child and their educational needs. We will request evaluations and other relevant information in order to better understand your child’s learning style.*
Meet & Tour
We will then schedule a time to meet with you to discuss our program in depth. You will tour the school and we will assess your child to better understand their ideal learning environment.
Registration Fee & Application
Enrollment Application and $150 non-refundable application fee is submitted.
Our admissions team will review the application, formal evaluations, and teacher recommendations in order to put together an individualized learning plan for your child.
A shadow day will be arranged to provide your child time to participate in classroom activities and meet current students.
A member of our admissions team will reach out to you within two weeks to relay our decision and/or discuss the next steps.
* A psychoeducational evaluation is an important piece of the admission process and should be current within the last three years. The Admissions Office will review your child's evaluation and help guide you through the next steps in the admission process. Other documentation such as an IEP, 504 Plan, speech-language evaluation, and/or occupational therapy evaluation, etc. may be requested.
*Tuition may be tax-deductible as a medical expense. Please reach out to your tax professional for more information.
Limited financial aid is available, and application for financial aid is completed as part of the enrollment process. This determines financial need to qualify potential students for aid. All documents must be completely filled out and submitted before a family will be considered.
The Georgia Special Needs Scholarship Program (also known as SB10), allows students currently attending a Georgia Public School with an IEP to transfer to Chatham Academy and receive state financial aid to do so. There is no application process for GSNS; however, your student must have an IEP in a Georgia Public School System for one school year.