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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

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    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.




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  • 07Mar

    Executive Director Updates

    2016 Annual Auction
    Please be sure purchase tickets for the 2016 annual auction.  The auction will be Saturday, March 12th from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm at the Emory Cox Hall Ballroom (569 Asbury Circle

    Atlanta, GA 30322). All profits go towards school improvement projects. This year’s theme is Great Gatsby – feel free to come dressed in 1920s attire! Dinner and cocktails are included in the cost of your ticket. Babysitting is available at the Clairmont site.


    Our children and teachers have been working very hard to create beautiful works of art to be auctioned. The pieces they created are truly unique and representative of the topics they have been studying throughout the year. Classroom baskets and other silent auction items will also be for sale.


    Proceeds from the sale of the children’s classroom art go toward making your child’s school experience a great one. Last years’ funds were allocated toward the purchase of new industrial food steamers for the kitchens at both schools. With these steamers the cooks will be able to prepare fresh vegetables in large quantities and enhance the overall quality of our food program. In addition, a new library is being constructed at the Clifton Road site. The water play and infant areas are being enhanced with new equipment at the Clarimont site.  Please purchase tickets today for a wonderful night of food, fun, fellowship and shopping!

    Important Dates and Information 

    ·         Darkness to Light: Training for families to learn about protecting children from child sexual abuse will be facilitated at our Clairmont site Tuesday, April 12th from 5:00 to 6:30 pm. Childcare will be provided. Registration information for families will be available soon.


    ·         Georgia Pre-K: Families who applied will be notified of their acceptance in our Georgia Pre-K class on Thursday, March 31st by the end of the business day. Families who are not awarded a space in our lottery funded Pre-K classroom will be able to participate in our private Pre-K classroom. We plan to apply for state funds to have a lottery funded Pre-K classroom at our Clairmont location. The state will release the application later this month. We hope to be notified by late spring whether or not we have been awarded an additional classroom.


    ·         Summer Camp: We have been busily preparing for summer camp! This year the children will enjoy swimming (senior campers) and field trips on and off site. This year’s theme is: Discovery Camp II. Summer camp dates are June 1-July 31, 2016.  Hurry and register, summer camp is almost full. Summer camp is for children ages 4-9 years. Please email Daniell Gunn for more information at


    Staff Training

    Monday, February 15th staff from both schools participated in active shooter training facilitated by Detective Walker of Dekalb County Police Department.



    Candidacy materials have been submitted to NAEYC for the accreditation process. We can expect a visit from NAEYC between February and July (six month window).



    Saturday, May 14th  9AM to 12PM. Families will meet their children’s new teachers and learn about classroom and program practices. Orientation is for all families, child care is not provided.


    School Closure

    The Clifton School is closed May 30th –June, 3rd  for staff development and preparation for  “Move-Up”


    Thank you for trusting us each day with your children, it is a privilege we do not take for granted! Have a great weekend.


    Best Regards,


    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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  • 04Feb

    2016 TCS Auction

    Great Gatsby Gala Saturday March 12th, 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm. Click here for details and tickets.

  • 04Feb



    Junior Camp (ages 4 –5)

    Clifton Junior Camp                     Clairmont Junior Camps

    1700 Clifton Road                          1900 Starvine Way

    Junior Camp Brochure

    Senior Camp (ages 6—9) 

    Emory’s Asbury House

    Peavine Way

     Senior Camp Brochure



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, 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.