Clifton: 404.636.4073  |  Clairmont: 404.315.6340  |  Visit us on Facebook

  • Children are natural explorers

    Children are natural explorers

  • Clifton campus

    Clifton campus

  • Every child possesses great learning potential

    Every child possesses great learning potential

  • Clairmont campus

    Clairmont campus

  • Children dream with their eyes open

    Children dream with their eyes open



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.


2015-2016 school calendar, upcoming special events, and inclement weather.


We’d love to meet you! Come see the environment of The Clifton School first hand.


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


  • 07Oct

    Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 31

    Please mark your calendars for this year’s Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 31, 2015 from 9 am to 12 noon in the parking lot at the Clairmont Campus!
    We will have live music from the Porch Bottom Boys, Food Trucks including Pressed for Time and Simply Done serving Coffee, Donuts and Paninis.
    We will also have Hope & Will from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Cinnamon the Clown, and facepainting by Brooke!
    Don’t forget that each pair of sister classrooms will have a booth with fun…

  • 02Sep

    Spirit Night

    Mark your calendars for the first spirit night of the year on Sunday September 13, 2015 from 5-9 pm at Slice & Pint in Emory Village.  If you’re not familiar with the Spirit Night, it’s a great opportunity to have a fun night out while helping support The Clifton School.
    We’ve partnered with Slice & Pint and they will donate 15% of the proceeds during spirit night back to the PTA for school improvements.  Simply show up between 5 and 9 pm and mention that you’re with the Clifton…

  • 13Aug

    Room Reps Needed!

    It’s time for each class to designate their Room Representative (Room Rep)!
    Room Reps are an integral part of the PTA, serving as the liaison between each class and the PTA. Room Reps help disseminate information to families in their classes, manage a class budget, organize class activities such as the Harvest Fest booth, celebrate teachers, and create a Silent Auction gift basket for our Spring Art Auction. Being a room rep is a great way to get involved with The Clifton School and your child’s…


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 will be Closed Monday, October 12, 2015 for a Teacher Work 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.