Nestled in the beautiful North Georgia Mountains, Wildwood Christian Academy is an independent school with big opportunities.

Wildwood is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, college preparatory school serving students from preschool to high school. Wildwood nurtures and inspires children in a Christian environment, fosters true innovation, and builds students’ character and confidence to achieve their life goals.

Wildwood is dually accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Southern Association of Independent Schools. Wildwood is a member of the Georgia Independent School Association. Tuition aid and merit-based scholarships are available.

Wildwood is a “mission-based” school that recognizes that there is room for many different expressions of faith within our distinctly Christ-centered school. It is for this reason that while theology is certainly important, at Wildwood we focus upon the 90% of things upon which most Christians can agree. Wildwood is a community that is committed not just to serving children, but entire families. We partner with parents, whom we recognize as the primary educators of their children. We become an extension and affirmation of the educational goals and moral values that Wildwood parents prize in their own homes.

Innovating. Inspiring. Achieving.

  • Innovating
    Wildwood’s focus on traditional academic training in math, science and the humanities, as well as a strong emphasis on technology and the arts, provides students with the tools they need to be successful in college. Wildwood’s unique program develops critical problem solving skills by immersing students in experiential learning opportunities and non-traditional class scheduling options. Wildwood prepares students to think critically and creatively, ensuring that students are prepared for future challenges.
  • Inspiring
    Wildwood is committed to the deliberate cultivation of community – service is a founding principle of Wildwood – and a requirement for Wildwood graduates. Students exercise compassion and service to others, positively influence each other, and in turn, embodies Wildwood’s character and heart.
  • Achieving
    Wildwood students achieve success on many different levels, from local academic and arts competitions to international educational programs like Odyssey of the Mind. Wildwood graduates are prepared for college-level work, having mastered a challenging, broad, liberal arts curriculum.

Service

Wildwood is committed to the deliberate cultivation of community. Service is a founding principle of Wildwood and a requirement for graduates. Students exercise compassion and service to others, positively influence each other, and in turn, shape Wildwood’s character and heart.

-Message from the Head of School

Welcome to Wildwood – a small school with big school opportunities! We educate students in a loving and nurturing environment where a child is known not just by his or her teacher, but by everyone in our school. We recognize that to prepare our students to compete in the new landscape of the 21st century, we must fundamentally change how we approach education. We still embrace the very best elements of the classical liberal arts tradition, but we do so with an eye toward its modern application. Knowledge workers and critical problem solvers are the new capital investment. At Wildwood we recognize this central fact and inspire students to discover multiple solutions to complex problems. Wildwood is a “mission-based” school that recognizes that there is room for many different expressions of faith within our distinctly Christ-centered school. It is for this reason that while theology is certainly important, at Wildwood we focus upon the 90% of things that most Christians can agree upon rather than the 10% that at times can so sadly divide us from our Brothers and Sisters in Christ. Wildwood is a community that is committed not just to serving children, but entire families. We partner with parents, whom we recognize as the primary educators of their children. We become an extension and affirmation of the educational goals and moral values that Wildwood parents prize in their own homes. Service is a founding principle of Wildwood – and a requirement for Wildwood graduates. Students, faculty and families work together in “A Year of Service” – an entire year of activities to support surrounding communities and Wildwood. In 2012-13, programs included the annual free Live Nativity and Festival of Lights which benefited Good Samaritan, book and art supply donations to the Boys and Girls Clubs, “Day of the Heart” service projects in February, donations to the Pickens County Animal Rescue, supply drives for victims of natural disasters, and a Father/Daughter dance benefitting the Capital Campaign of the Boys and Girls Clubs. We are excited about Wildwood's growth and plans for the future. Please schedule a tour -- our door is always open! In Christ, Ray Davis Head of School

-History & Accredidation

Wildwood is a 501(c) (3) non-profit, independent school, dually accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS). Founded in 2003 by Larry and Pamela Ruff, Wildwood opened its doors with fifteen students, K-5th grade, three teachers and a Head of School. Since its first classes in the Big Canoe Scout Hut, Wildwood has grown to a 15 acre campus, with over 20,000 square feet of classroom space, fully staffed library, media center, technology center, Chapel, dining hall (with commercial kitchen), outdoor activity fields, and nature trail. Wildwood proudly serves 130 students, preschool through high school and is governed by a 11 member Board of Trustees.

-Curriculum

Wildwood provides an outstanding college-preparatory education. This preparation incorporates the core values of innovating, inspiring and achieving, in a context that continues to incorporate the very best aspects of the liberal arts tradition. The emphasis at Wildwood on critical thinking skills and design theory and inquiry based learning ensures our students are preparing for future challenges that cannot be anticipated. The content based emphasis of the 20th century is supplanted by an emphasis that sees content as one in a constellation of unique abilities that includes engagement, confidence, liberal arts, entrepreneurial spirit, leadership, experiential learning, athletics, life skills and appreciation for the arts.

  • Innovating Nestled in the beautiful North Georgia Mountains, Wildwood is a small school with big opportunities. Wildwood nurtures and inspires children in a Christian environment, strives for educational excellence and builds students' character and confidence to succeed in life.
  • Inspiring Wildwood pays great attention to the deliberate cultivation of community – service is a founding principle of Wildwood and a requirement for Wildwood graduates. Students exercise compassion and service to others, positively influence each other, and in turn, shape Wildwood's character and heart.
  • Achieving Wildwood students achieve success on many different levels, ranging from local academic and arts competitions to international educational programs like Odyssey of the Mind. Wildwood graduates are prepared for college-level work, having mastered a challenging, broad, liberal arts curriculum.

-Philosophy of Christian Education

Wildwood works together with parents (the primary educators of their children), to assist students in the development of their Christian faith. We strive to provide a culture where students are actively engaged in the process of integrating faith and life. As a result, Christian faith and values permeate all that we do at Wildwood, but we do not attempt to indoctrinate students in any particular denominational tradition.

-Transportation

Transportation is available at pickup/drop-off locations in Cherokee, Dawson and Pickens counties. If you have questions regarding transportation or would like to reserve a seat, please contact the Admin Office at 770.893.3300 or by email at info@wildwoodchristianacademy.com.