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  • 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.


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


  • 26Jul

    The Clifton School At Clifton And Clairmont Are Open!

    The Clifton Schools at Clifton and Clairmont are open tomorrow Monday, July 27 for regular business hours. We will adhere to the water advisory and have purchased water for cooking and consuming. We will only utilize tap water for handwashing. Please do not allow your children to drink from the water fountains during arrival or pick-up.  All water play is cancelled.  Please see the attached water advisory guidelines for more information, as these are the guidelines we will adhere to. 

  • 14Jul

    Clifton School Pool Party

    July 26th, 3:00 – 6:00 Clifton School Pool Party
    Your PTA is planning a day out at the SAAC Pool on Emory University’s Campus!  Grab your best beach towels and circle Sunday, July 26th on your family’s calendar. From 3:00 – 6:00 p.m., the PTA will be hosting a FREE summer pool party for all Clifton School families. 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!  There are beach chairs surrounding the pools…

  • 30Jun

    Infant/ Child CPR Class

    Learn how to recognize and treat breathing and cardiac emergencies common to infant and children.
    Learn how to clear airway obstructions on a chocking baby or a child and learn when to perform CPR.
    Register to participate in our infant/child CPR class
    Clifton site : July 22, 4-6pm (404-636-4073 to register)
    Clairmont site: July 29, 4-6pm (404-315-6340 to register)
    The cost of the class is $20.00 ( to cover cost of instructor and CPR card)


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, September 7, 2015 in observance of 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.