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    Children are natural explorers

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    Clifton campus

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    Every child possesses great learning potential

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    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 & Clifton Road Sites are both 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.




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2017-2018 school calendar, upcoming special events, and inclement weather.


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  • 08May


    Please take note of the following updates:


    Bridging Ceremony

    During the ceremony we acknowledge those children who are leaving the preschool village to start another program.  After the ceremony the celebration continues with a party.

    • Clifton Ceremony: Friday, May 12th at 10:00 AM
    • Clairmont Ceremony:          Preschool Village: Wednesday, May 17th at 4: 15 PM

    GA Pre-K Thursday, May 18th at 4:15


    May Orientation: Saturday, May 20th 9AM to Noon at Clifton and Clairmont locations

    All parents are enthusiastically encouraged to attend the May Parent Orientation!  Your child’s teachers will lead a classroom-specific orientation that will follow or precede a center-wide orientation.  Scheduling details have been emailed from each specific site.  If you have not received the orientation email, please contact Andrea Bourne ( for the Clifton site and Daneill Gunn ( for the Clairmont site.

    The orientation is designed for adults and childcare will not be provided.

    Move Up Week

    The Clifton School will be closed May 29-June 2nd as we participate in professional development and  prepare the school for summer programming and the new school year. We will reopen Monday, June 5th and resume our normal business hours. Please note tuition will still be charged that week. Our annual tuition is divided over 52 weeks(including the week of move-up) to make payments more manageable.


    Summer Camp Parent Orientation: Tuesday, May 16 (5-6pm) at Clairmont Site (1900 Starvine Way; Atlanta, GA 30322)



    The 2016-17 school year has been a very exciting year for The Clifton School. We have worked hard to achieve national accreditation at both schools through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Our goal is to maintain the level of quality standards established by NAEYC while meeting the unique needs of the families we serve. Please take a minute to complete the 2016-17 Parent Satisfaction Survey. Your thoughtful participation in this survey will help us improve our practice. The survey will remain open until May 19, 2017. Please click on the following link to participate in the survey.


  • 30Mar

    We Are Open For Normal Business Hours On Friday March 31, 2017

    Dear Families and Staff,


    We are thankful that the I-85 interstate fire and collapse resulted in no injuries or loss of life. We realize that this is the route many of our families and staff travel each day and understand how fortunate we are that everyone was able to arrive to their destinations safely. The Clifton School will open and operate within normal business hours tomorrow. Please use the link below to check MARTA transportation routes to assist with alternative transportation plans. We will be sure to keep you informed if there is a need to adjust our plans. Thank you.


    Best Regards,


    Natalie Feagin, M.Ed.

    Executive Director



  • 10Mar

    Executive Director Updates

    March Exec Dir Updates











    Natalie Feagin, M.Ed.

    Executive Director


    The Clifton School at Clifton

    1700 Clifton Road, NE

    Atlanta, GA 30329



    The Clifton School at Clairmont

    1900 Starvine Way

    Atlanta, GA 30322



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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 the week of Monday May 29 - Friday June 2, 2017  for move-up week.


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.