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Drew Charter School

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Named the 2012 Georgia Charter School of the Year, Drew Charter School in Atlanta is a K-8 school with a curriculum focus on STEAM and a strong foundation of literacy. Drew Charter School utilizes a team teaching approach that allows teachers to know all students as individuals and to collaborate across disciplines.

Drew’s STEAM focus has yielded continued improvement in test scores and student success: Drew students exceed the Georgia and Atlanta public school averages in Reading, Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The school’s educational approach is framed around four guiding principles:

  • An interdisciplinary program integrating the five areas of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics
  • Inquiry-based instructional program with real world context
  • Emphasis on design and problem-solving leading to applications
  • Child-centered, community-based school focusing on science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics


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