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A Project-based Preschool – 8th grade Private School in Mableton GA.

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SAE to Become 100% Solar

Our goal is to inspire our students to believe that they too can be stewards of our environment by making changes to the way they live.

Admissions Tours

Due to COVID-19, we have currently suspended our personal tours.  In the meantime, please view our virtual tour and contact Admissions if you have any questions. We are still enrolling for 2020-21 school year which begins on Monday June 8, 2020  

Discover. Nurture. Protect.

This is our purpose.  Visit us today to learn how we discover, nurture and protect each child’s individual life and academic journey. 

Year-Round Schedule

Our year-round schedule reduces summer academic regressions and our enrichment camps keep kids busy during the breaks.

Project-Based Learning

Our Project-Based Learning is filled with active and engaged learning. It inspires students to obtain a deeper knowledge of the subjects they’re studying.

Dedicated Teachers

Our staff is dedicated to helping each child reach their full potential in a safe and nurturing environment.

About Us

Through the disciplines of science, art, and entrepreneurship, we utilize a progressive project-based learning approach to nurture each student’s individual learning journey.

We facilitate engaging, hands-on learning experiences throughout the core content areas. We focus on individualized learning, plan projects and differentiate instructional experiences for all children, which allows us to engage all learning styles. Our teachers have the autonomy to increase rigor for students with a higher capacity or offer remediation to encourage mastery of standards.

Every child is great at something. It is the responsibility of educators at our school to help our students discover their greatness! 

Below is some insight into the standards and resources that we use as part of our curriculum: 

Standards
Georgia Standards of Excellence- ELA, Math, NS, World Languages, Visual Arts, PE & Music
Next Generation Science Standards- Science
Curriculum Resources
ELA- GeorgiaStandards.org, Reading A-Z, Levelled Readers
Math-GeorgiaStandards.org, IXL or USA Test Prep, and varied resources curated on the internet
Science-Next Generation Science Standards, InSpire Ed, PLTW (Coming), and varied resources curated on the internet
Non-Fiction Studies- GeorgiaStandards.org, and varied resources curated on the internet
Spanish- varied resources curated on the internet
We are a science, art, and entrepreneurship-focused school that teaches students preschool through 8th grade through a project-based learning methodology.

We are a community of professional educators, parents, and students who believe students should have a fun, safe, and rigorous educational experience that prepares them to be the leaders, innovators, and influencers of their generation.

The SAE School has a progressive preschool program that is designed to stimulate growth through experiential learning. Each classroom is led by teachers who have earned a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or are Child Development Associate (CDA)-certified.

We utilize The Creative Curriculum® that provides a comprehensive, research-based curriculum that promotes exploration and discovery as a methodology of learning. Infants as young as eight weeks old are involved with stimulating, hands-on play. Each activity is designed to assist your child in achieving developmental milestones while he/she has fun at the same time.

In the PreK4 classes, students advance their skills in core academic areas such as literacy, math, and science.  They are also exposed to other essential areas such as art, social and emotional well-being, and health and wellness in a project-oriented learning environment.

 

Our elementary grades are breeding grounds of exploration, curiosity, questioning, and discussion. We believe that children need to enjoy, appreciate, and be enthusiastic about learning, so we bring our content areas to life through project-oriented learning. Foundational academic skills like reading, writing, and arithmetic are solidified through the Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE), which provides our teachers with a baseline expectation for students to master grade-level standards by end of year.

We also believe children in this stage learn about themselves and others through the world of play, so students are allowed unstructured play outside 1-2 times per day, including outdoor instruction. The teachers have the autonomy to gauge whether to go deeper into a learning opportunity or provide “brain breaks” that allow students time to release built-up energy through movement or time outside. This strategy ensures a healthy, holistic balance to our student’s learning experience.

Our Upper School program is an incubator for developing 21st century marketplace skill sets. Project-based learning and the Summit learning platform drive the education at this level. Students are fully immersed in creating solutions to problems that have real-life applications. They are encouraged to take ownership of learning independently and are held accountable for the integrity of the project-based learning process.

Summit is an individualized learning experience that empowers students to become self-directed learners. They set goals for their learning, reflect on their progress, and build habits and mindsets to help them succeed on the next level of their educational journey.

Students in the Upper School also begin taking electives. They get to choose from a slate of courses that might be of interest to them, in addition to their academic courses. Our Upper School students are the leaders in our school. They represent and serve the student body and the SAE community in various capacities through entrepreneurship, leadership, and/or community service activities.

Our students and staff begin every school day in Life Coaching.  This is a sacred portion of our day solely devoted to building long-term, meaningful and trusting relationships between students and their peers, and between students and their assigned teacher or staff member. We do not interrupt this portion of the day for any reason. No, not even testing. This is a sacred time. Click here to learn more about our Life Coaching.

Entrepreneurship is an environment specifically for our upper school students (6-8th grade). Two times per week, these students are involved in activities and lessons provided by the School’s Founder and CFO. Together, Jimmy Arispe and Scott Starowicz, respectively, share their expertise and experiences with these students in a challenging and fun real-life application environment. Students create their own products and businesses, market and sell these, make presentations, and compete against others using the information, tools and skills they are given and acquire to make their creations the best. During Entrepreneurship, the following topics and areas are covered with students –

  1. Presentation Skills
  2. Collaboration
  3. Creativity
  4. Sales
  5. Marketing
  6. Supply and Demand
  7. Budgeting
  8. Understanding Your Audience
  9. Accepting Constructive Criticism
  10. Per Unit Cost
  11. Profit Margin
  12. Market Competition

At the SAE School robotics is not just a club, it’s a class. SAE is one of the few schools that offers robotics as an elective course. Since SAE is a project based school, robotics is a natural, meaningful and progressive place for our students to work together. Robotics inspires students to design, create, market, and compete. Click Here for More Information

General Info

Principal: Desmond Bobbett

Grade Levels: Preschool, K-8

 

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Parent Portal

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Quick Info

School Registration & Enrollment

If you would like to apply to SAE – please apply here

Tuition

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Accreditations

SAE is accredited, both within Georgia and nationally.



SAE is a Quality Rated Daycare
Additionally, our preschool is licensed by the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL).

News & Events

Learn more about what’s happening at SAE here. 

Extracurricular Programs
We offer a variety of on-site extracurricular programs in the afternoons, designed to provide enriching activities for children.

During the breaks, we offer enrichment camps, providing fulfilling childcare during our breaks.

Career Opportunities
Click here to visit our career opportunities page or click on an opportunity below :


Our Purpose

To discover, nurture, and protect each child’s individual life and academic journey. This is what separates The SAE School from other schools. We have committed to this purpose and we are intentional about carrying it out.

SAE to Become 100% Solar

Our goal is to inspire our students to believe that they too can be stewards of our environment by making changes to the way they live.

Admissions Tours

Due to COVID-19, we have currently suspended our personal tours.  In the meantime, please view our virtual tour and contact Admissions if you have any questions. We are still enrolling for 2020-21 school year which begins on Monday June 8, 2020.

Discover. Nurture. Protect.

This is our purpose.  Visit us today to learn how we discover, nurture and protect each child’s individual life and academic journey. 

Year-Round Schedule

Our year-round schedule reduces summer academic regressions and our enrichment camps keep kids busy during the breaks.

Dedicated Teachers

Our staff is dedicated to helping each child reach their full potential in a safe and nurturing environment.

Project-Based Learning

Our Project-Based Learning is filled with active and engaged learning. It inspires students to obtain a deeper knowledge of the subjects they’re studying.

About Us

We are a science, art, and entrepreneurship-focused school that teaches students preschool through 8th grade through a project-based learning methodology.

We are a community of professional educators, parents, and students who believe students should have a fun, safe, and rigorous educational experience that prepares them to be the leaders, innovators, and influencers of their generation.

Through the disciplines of science, art, and entrepreneurship, we utilize a progressive project-based learning approach to nurture each student’s learning journey.
We facilitate engaging, hands-on learning experiences throughout the core content areas. We focus on individualized learning.  We plan projects and activities with the student’s interests in mind to differentiate instructional experiences. This allows us  to engage all learning styles. Our teachers have the autonomy to increase rigor for students with a higher capacity or offer remediation to encourage mastery of standards.

As educators , we shouldn’t be asking students WHAT do you want to be when you grow up; we should be asking them WHO do you want to be when you grow up. It’s an identity question that allows the child to be confident in who they are and be shown the character traits through education that will allow them to live the life and purpose that they were created for.

Below is some insight into the standards and resources that we use as part of our curriculum: 

Standards
Georgia Standards of Excellence- ELA, Math, NS, World Languages, Visual Arts, PE & Music
Next Generation Science Standards- Science
Curriculum Resources
ELA- GeorgiaStandards.org, Reading A-Z, Levelled Readers
Math-GeorgiaStandards.org, IXL or USA Test Prep, and varied resources curated on the internet
Science-Next Generation Science Standards, InSpire Ed, PLTW (Coming), and varied resources curated on the internet
Non-Fiction Studies- GeorgiaStandards.org, and varied resources curated on the internet
Spanish- varied resources curated on the internet

The SAE School has a progressive preschool program that is designed to stimulate growth through experiential learning. Each classroom is led by teachers who have earned a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or are Child Development Associate (CDA)-certified. In addition to being licensed, SAE goes above and beyond and is also Quality Rated.

We utilize The Creative Curriculum® that provides a comprehensive, research-based curriculum that promotes exploration and discovery as a methodology of learning. Infants as young as eight weeks old are involved with stimulating, hands-on play. Each activity is designed to assist your child in achieving developmental milestones while he/she has fun at the same time.

In the PreK4 classes, students advance their skills in core academic areas such as literacy, math, and science.  They are also exposed to other essential areas such as art, social and emotional well-being, and health and wellness in a project-oriented learning environment.

 

Our elementary grades are breeding grounds of exploration, curiosity, questioning, and discussion. We believe that children need to enjoy, appreciate, and be enthusiastic about learning, so we bring our content areas to life through project-oriented learning. Foundational academic skills like reading, writing, and arithmetic are solidified through the Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE), which provides our teachers with a baseline expectation for students to master grade-level standards by end of year.

We also believe children in this stage learn about themselves and others through the world of play, so students are allowed unstructured play outside 1-2 times per day, including outdoor instruction. The teachers have the autonomy to gauge whether to go deeper into a learning opportunity or provide “brain breaks” that allow students time to release built-up energy through movement or time outside. This strategy ensures a healthy, holistic balance to our student’s learning experience.

Our Upper School program is an incubator for developing 21st century marketplace skill sets. Project-based learning and the Summit learning platform drive the education at this level. Students are fully immersed in creating solutions to problems that have real-life applications. They are encouraged to take ownership of learning independently and are held accountable for the integrity of the project-based learning process.

Summit is an individualized learning experience that empowers students to become self-directed learners. They set goals for their learning, reflect on their progress, and build habits and mindsets to help them succeed on the next level of their educational journey.

Students in the Upper School also begin taking electives. They get to choose from a slate of courses that might be of interest to them, in addition to their academic courses. Our Upper School students are the leaders in our school. They represent and serve the student body and the SAE community in various capacities through entrepreneurship, leadership, and/or community service activities.

Our students and staff begin every school day in Life Coaching.  This is a sacred portion of our day solely devoted to building long-term, meaningful and trusting relationships between students and their peers, and between students and their assigned teacher or staff member. We do not interrupt this portion of the day for any reason. No, not even testing. This is a sacred time. Click here to learn more about our Life Coaching.

Entrepreneurship is an environment specifically for our upper school students (6-8th grade). Two times per week, these students are involved in activities and lessons provided by the School’s Founder and CFO. Together, Jimmy Arispe and Scott Starowicz, respectively, share their expertise and experiences with these students in a challenging and fun real-life application environment. Students create their own products and businesses, market and sell these, make presentations, and compete against others using the information, tools and skills they are given and acquire to make their creations the best. During Entrepreneurship, the following topics and areas are covered with students –

  1. Presentation Skills
  2. Collaboration
  3. Creativity
  4. Sales
  5. Marketing
  6. Supply and Demand
  7. Budgeting
  8. Understanding Your Audience
  9. Accepting Constructive Criticism
  10. Per Unit Cost
  11. Profit Margin
  12. Market Competition

At the SAE School robotics is not just a club, it’s a class. SAE is one of the few schools that offers robotics as an elective course. Since SAE is a project based school, robotics is a natural, meaningful and progressive place for our students to work together. Robotics inspires students to design, create, market, and compete. Click Here for More Information

What’s Happening at The SAE School

TimeForKids

Congratulations to Taj, Landon W. (upcoming), and Caleb H. for being featured in Time for Kids!

Safety Procedures and Guidelines for Back to School

With our decision to re-open our doors to all students, we have a list of safety procedures and guidelines that we will be following.

Back to School!

We are starting our 2020-2021 school year on Monday June 8th!

The SAE School Goes Virtual

Our students and teachers are working hard in the continuing of education in these times. Check out how we are handling virtual learning during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

5th Grade Virtual Math

The 5th grade math students were given a project to show Volume in the Real World. Click below to see a students work.

Location

6688 Mableton Parkway, Mableton GA 30126

School Hours

M-F: 7am – 6:30pm
Weekends: Closed

General Info

Principal: Desmond Bobbett

Grade Levels: Preschool, K-8

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Our Principal

Mr. Desmond holds a Masters Degree from Walden University in Elementary Reading and Literacy and a Bachelor’s Degree from Mississippi Valley State University in Speech Communications. He has been in education as both a teacher and consultant for 16 years, and specialized in the implementation of research-based, explicit instructional practices in the elementary and middle school settings.

Mr. Desmond believes that all students can learn. His mission is to ensure our learners are successful in both academic excellence and personal growth.

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Desmond Bobbett

Principal

Parent Portal

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Testimonials

What Parents are Saying

“Beyond just academic achievement, I feel the project-based style of SAE prepared my daughters to think holistically about their work and work well on group projects. The smaller class sizes and greater attention from their teachers nurtured their confidence so that now they are able to advocate for themselves both with their peers and their teachers.”
Whitney H.

SAE Parent

“My daughter loves going to school! The teachers love what they do and administrators are always looking out for the best interest of the kids!
I can honestly say she loves to learn because of this school. They offer a variety of after-school programs from dance to cooking to cup stacking to science clubs! The bottom line is they make learning fun!!”
Jessica W.

SAE Parent

“I heard about SAE from a friend and called and spoke to Jimmy directly regarding my situation. He spent a considerable amount time listening to my challenges, providing information on the environment and culture at SAE and just overall advice, which was very appreciated. My son has now been at SAE since mid-February and we could not be happier. From the administration to the teaching staff, everyone I have encountered has been helpful and nurturing while tailoring my child’s educational experience around how he learns. I have seen first hand that all private schools are not the same and I highly recommend SAE as they are blazing a trail on a new way to educate our children.
Mindy F.

SAE Parent

Students

After School programs

Faculty

Years Established

Get In Touch

Location:
6688 Mableton Parkway, Mableton GA 30126 

Telephone:
(678) 239 - 3200

Email:
Admissions@SAEschool.org
 

School Hours: M-F: 7am - 6:30pm

Non-Discrimination Policy

The SAE School is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in education and employment. The school does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, generic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, employment policies, and other school-administered programs and activities.

 

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