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  • Children dream with their eyes open

    Children dream with their eyes open

  • Clairmont campus

    Clairmont campus

  • Every child possesses great learning potential

    Every child possesses great learning potential

  • Clifton campus

    Clifton campus

  • Children are natural explorers

    Children are natural explorers



Welcome to The Clifton School! We are glad you want to learn more about us! Our mission is to provide state of the art childcare and education for employees of Emory, CHOA, and the Centers for Disease Control and full-time Emory students that recognizes and respects the rights of children, teachers, and families.

The Clifton School is a full-day, year-round program for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years.  We also offer summer camp for children ages 5 to 10. Our school has two site locations near Emory University in Atlanta, GA. One is on Clifton Road and the other on Clairmont Road.

Both locations are licensed by the State of Georgia. The Clairmont location is nationally accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC); and the Clifton location is Quality Rated by the state. As a not-for-profit corporation, we are managed by a Board of Directors composed of representatives of EmoryChildren’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Our daily operations are administered by the Executive Director and the Site Directors.




Find this month’s standard and vegetarian menus, see our allergy policy, and more.


2013-2014 school calendar, upcoming special events, and inclement weather.


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Start the process of enrolling your child in The Clifton School today!


  • 05Aug

    TCS Spirit Night!

    Dear Fellow Parent,
    Please join us at Burger Fi at Emory Point this Thursday, the 7th anytime from 4:30 pm – 8 pm for this school year’s first Spirit Night! A portion of all proceeds will come back to the PTA for school improvements, so please take advantage of this opportunity to help improve your child’s school while eating yummy food! It’s a win-win!
    Hope to see you there! –

  • 27Jun

    Executive Director Updates

    Good Afternoon Families,
    Welcome to an exciting new year at The Clifton School!  The hallways have been a buzz these past few weeks with new babies, toddlers, preschoolers and summer campers. A new school year brings with it the excitement and anticipation of what’s to come. Before you know it, babies will be crawling then walking; toddlers will begin running and drinking from cups; preschoolers will begin writing words and using math skills. We are proud that all of these developmental milestones…


Nut Policy

Please keep in mind that The Clifton School is a nut free school. When participating in holiday parties please bring pre-packaged foods with the ingredients listed on the label to ensure allergy information can be noted.


The Clifton School is closed on Monday September 1st for Labor Day.

Inclement Weather Policy

During times of inclement weather, both schools will be open. They will be staffed by as many employees as possible, depending on the number of employees who can safely travel. However, in the event that BOTH Emory and CDC close, announce a later opening time or an early closing time, we will do so as well. In the event that the weather should turn icy during the day, we request that parents pick up their children as soon as possible, so that our teachers are able to travel home safely. This information will be relayed through our calling post, email listserve, posted on our website and when possible local news channels.