Small is Beautiful

We believe in Human Scale Education, which means small classes and a small overall school size to allow the children to work closely with their teachers and the subject matter.


We believe that the school should foster a sense of community—that parents can work together toward the betterment of their child’s education and life. We believe that life is made up of joyful moments and we like to cultivate that optimistic notion in the students.

Life Learning

We believe that kids learn as much from the community as in the classroom and make trips into the surrounding neighborhood part of our curriculum—eating in the restaurants, using the public library and parks, and doing service projects around the neighborhoods that surround our school.


We believe in low student-teacher ratios, individualizing schoolwork, using each child’s strengths and weaknesses to adapt instruction for individual children’s needs.


We believe that children can learn to be compassionate, kind citizens that are interested in working toward resolution of issues regarding social justice. We are part of the Peace School Movement.


We believe in multi-age grouping, so we may have several ages together in one classroom.

Welcome to Kingfisher Academy!

Kingfisher Academy, a non-profit Human Scale Education School, serves the Central DeKalb/West Gwinnett area by providing a place-based, project-oriented curriculum, targeting gifted students from 4 to 12.

We believe in teaching Peace and Justice; in using an Environmental lens to view all subject matter; that a child must develop an Authentic, Autonomous self to be a gifted learner; that our Community both inside and outside the school provides a rich learning environment; and that Kingfisher must be Educationally vigorous to allow for the depth of learning that bright kids require to do their best.

Our diverse student body is made up of children from Eastern Europe, from Guatemala, from Sweden, and from all over the U.S. Our children are black and white and Hispanic and Mediterranean. We are Christians, Jews, Buddhists, and Muslims. Our diversity is part of our strength and makes every day at Kingfisher interesting.

Door Letter

New Door Letter for March 20th

DOOR LETTER   DOOR LETTER  DOOR  LETTER  DOOR LETTER Week #29 This will be a quieter week than last week was—we begin parent-teacher conferences now to get ready for next year’s placement, so begin looking at your schedules to see what day and time will work best for...
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Check out Scifest!!

This event happens every year in March and is better every year!  There are many free opportunities for interesting free science demonstrations and Saturday (March 25th) has a very large science festival at Centennial Park. Check it out! I've already seen flesh-eating...
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Thirsty Roots Reading Circle

at Trees Atlanta When: Program starts at 10:30 a.m. but you can arrive at 10:15 a.m. for coffee! January 23rd Where: Inman Park , Trees Atlanta Treehouse, 112 Krog St NE #7, Atlanta, Ga Free Ages 2-7 The Scoop: The Thirsty Roots Reading Group is a free reading club...
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Word of the Week

Determiner–this is the new word used for articles (the, a, an, some) when reviewing the parts of speech

KF Kid's

Toothless Termite

The elderly toothless termite entered a bar. He asked, “is the bar-tender here?”

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Autumn Feels Cold in the Morning

Autumn feels cold in the morning.
Autumn smells like leaves and wood.
In Autumn I like to pile up leaves and jump in.
In autumn, I eat stuffing, chicken, and turkey.
Autumn reminds me of candy from Halloween and turkey
from Thanksgiving.
My favorite thing about autumn is Thanksgiving when
we have a feast.
by Alex

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Kid’s Corner


A useful map of a carnival from Hannah Sofia and Kesten in the Owl Class.

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Kid’s Corner

Oh, The beautiful things you must see/and the beautiful things you can’t free.

All the beautiful things you must see/you always wished you could be.

Even though you can’t free them or be them/ you can still see them and that’s

All that matters to me!  by Dustin


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We’re so Funny!

Q: What does one penny say to the other penny?

A: “Let’s get together and make some cents!”

submitted by Dustin

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Member of the Environmental Educators Alliance of Georgia

Accredited with quality by the Georgia Accrediting Commission

Member of National Association for the Education of Young Children

Kingfisher Academy, Inc. admits students of any race, sex, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, or sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, or sexual orientation in administrations of it’s educational policies, admissions policies, scholarships and loan programs, as well as other school administered programs.