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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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  • 23Apr

    Save the Date for End of Year Pool Party

    Thanks to all of the amazing support of PTA events this year, the PTA coordially invites you to a

    Friday May 16th
    4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
    Emory SAAC Pool
    (cross your fingers for beautiful and warm weather although the party will occur rain or shine!)

    Please RSVP here. An accurate RSVP is appreciated as the SAAC will be staffing the appropriate number of life guards accordingly!

    We have reserved both the upper and lower terraces for The Clifton School and we will have non-exclusive use of all of the pools! Please plan to bring a picnic dinner (grills are also available) or classes can plan to have “parties within the party” if they choose! We hope to have King of Pops at the event selling popsicles (and there is a snack bar available at the SAAC) as well as a food truck outside. More details to come!

    Please note: There is no charge for this event thanks to our successful spirit nights throughout the year!

  • 15Apr

    2014 Auction Photos

    Thanks to all the parents, PTA board members, teachers and staff for participating in the 2014 Auction – it was a great success! Check out the fun photos below…


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 for move-up week May 26 - May 30, 2014.

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.