Classical education with a twist.


Hands on learning for grades 5-12

No teaching to a test. No Common Core.

Mountain Laurel Academy is a non-traditional learning center offering access to challenging academics for students in grades 5-12. All curriculum is individually designed and implemented by seasoned, certified teachers. This "collegiate model" is a great alternative for students who are academically focused but aren’t getting what they need in larger environments OR parents who want to homeschool but want the benefit and expertise of master teachers. Visit us today!


The admissions process includes an application, a copy of current ITBS or other norm referenced test scores, a visit to the school and/or a “shadow day,” a short interview and a small application fee.



All curriculum is based in a classical model but is designed to fit each student individually. We use minimal technology instead focusing on listening and note-taking skills necessary for college.


Student Life

Middle schoolers (Grades 5-8) attend academic classes on Mondays and Wednesdays. High schoolers (Grades 9-12) attend academic classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Fridays are reserved for field trips, guest speakers, leadership classes, art, music, and team building.

Student Life


Something you may not know…

Tuition at Mountain Laurel Academy is less than putting an infant in daycare. At only $6600 per year MLA provides a full classical education and life experiences not available anywhere else. With experienced teachers and high expectations, students thrive and taste success through hard work and self-efficacy.


“I can say with certainty that my education at Mountain Laurel Academy has played a huge role in my success at Auburn University.”

— 2018 MLA Graduate


A Top Education

Mountain Laurel Academy has graduated many Hope and Zell Miller Scholarship recipients. Our graduates have gone on to big and small colleges and universities including: Auburn University, University of Georgia, North Georgia University, Kennesaw State University, Georgia College & State University and several others.