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Paideia Nationally Accredited and Certified Schools

Congratulations to each of the schools on the lists below! They have reached their designated status through many hours of hard work and dedication to applying our Paideia principles in their classrooms. We revised our system of certification and accreditation in 2018 and these schools participated in the rigorous process to attain the following status (note that all Accredited schools are also Seminar Certified):


Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences - Lower, Chattanooga, Tennessee; K-5

Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences - Upper, Chattanooga, Tennessee; 6-12

Chattanooga School for the Liberal Arts, Chattanooga, Tennessee; K-8

Ernie Pyle School 90, Indianapolis, Indiana; K-6

Meadowfield Elementary School, Columbia, South Carolina; K-5

Merrol Hyde Magnet School, Hendersonville, Tennessee; K-12

Providence Spring Elementary School, Charlotte, North Carolina; K-5

Wolflin Elementary School, Amarillo, Texas; K-5


Beverly Woods Elementary School, Charlotte, North Carolina; K-5

Bridges Preparatory School, Beaufort, South Carolina; K-12

Cramerton Middle School, Cramerton, North Carolina; 6-8

Elon Park Elementary School, Charlotte, North Carolina; K-5

Massey Hill Classical High School, Fayetteville, North Carolina; 9-12

Olde Providence Elementary School, Charlotte, North Carolina; K-5

Paideia Academies, Phoenix, Arizona; K-9

Pelion Middle School, Pelion, South Carolina; 6-8

Pleasant View Elementary Schools, Porterville, California; PK-8

Pueblo School for the Arts and Sciences, Pueblo, Colorado; K-12

P.S. 160 William T. Sampson School, Brooklyn, New York; K-5

Quail Hollow Middle School, Charlotte, North Carolina; 6-8

Ridgecrest Elementary School, Amarillo, Texas; K-5

Sunnyside Elementary School, Strathmore, California; PK-8

Veritas Christian Academy, Fletcher, North Carolina; K-12

In addition to the schools listed above, we are currently working with a number of other schools through the United States which are working toward certification and/or accreditation. In many cases, circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic have affected their progress; we will update the list as often as additional schools complete their journeys.

We invite you to learn more about becoming a Paideia School for Creative Thinking.

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