The Lovett School is a prime example of the Buckhead spirit with a mission to graduate young men and women of honor, faith, and wisdom. Lovett students enjoy integrated experiences in academics, arts, athletics, and service. Through these experiences, Lovett students are prepared to succeed in college and as responsible citizens of the world.See Homes for Sale Near The Lovett School
Lovett offers 20 AP courses, and this year 20 seniors received National Merit letters of commendation. 90% of AP exams returned with a score of 3 or higher this year, and the senior class’s middle 50% range of SAT scores was 1740-2090.
As a college-preparatory institution, coursework is strong, including a required year of American Studies; options for African, Asian, and gender studies; and organic and biochemistry. Creative and critical thinking, intellectual curiosity, and a love of learning are major objectives. As one of the first schools in Georgia to offer the AP Chinese exam, the culmination of a Chinese studies program begins in the Lower School. In addition, a one-to-one laptop program is instated in Grades 4-9, and single-gender classes in Grades 6-8. The Upper School offers 24 honors and 20 advanced placement courses, and all of Lovett’s graduates are admitted to four-year colleges from coast to coast and internationally. Faculty is committed to ongoing professional development and using best practices in their teaching, as positive role models dedicated to encouraging and supporting students in the pursuit of excellence. The average faculty teaching experience is 18 years.
Outside the classroom, Lovett students are strongly encouraged to discover themselves through the arts and athletics. Over 90 percent of Lovett’s student body participates in a Fine Arts activity during the year, and close to 80 percent of students in Grades 7-12 are members of at least one sports team.
Lovett Athletic Center, Courtesy of Brassfield & Goore
The Lovett School is an independent, coeducational day school serving children from Kindergarten through Grade 12. The school was established in 1926 by Mrs. Eva Edwards Lovett, an innovative educator who emphasized the development of the whole child. She began the school with just 20 boys and girls in Grades 1-3 at a former home, now Lovett has more than 1,550 students from 78 different zip codes and 11 counties in the metropolitan area. Today, Lovett’s founding vision of a progressive education rooted in learning, character, and community is continually affirmed.
Mrs. Eva Lovett’s First Class (Lovett in background)
The Lovett community is guided by the school’s character pledge, which begins: “We, who are members of the Lovett community, seek to live lives of good character.” Lovett welcomes students of many different faiths and backgrounds. Although not formally affiliated with any specific denomination, Lovett’s philosophy is rooted in the Judeo-Christian tradition and values and encourages a sense of responsibility to God, respect for diversity, service to others, and moral awareness.
Lovett shows steadfast commitment to making positive contributions to society, for the betterment of our community, our environment, and our world, and thus service and sustainability are key. The Lovett School’s reach extends beyond Atlanta and into Central America, where Lovett maintains 825 acres of Ecuadoran cloudforest as a preserve and research center. Closer to home, the Middle School is LEED-Gold certified, and school vehicles run on biodiesel converted from the cafeteria’s used cooking oil.
Founder, Mrs. Eva Lovett