Welcome to The Clifton School!
Children are natural explorers
Every child possesses great learning potential
Children dream with their eyes open
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 Emory
, Children'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!
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, January 18th, 2016 in Observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday.
The Clifton School will be Closed Monday, February 15, 2016 for a Staff Professional Development 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.