Elementary Academy

Dear Elementary Academy Families:
 
On behalf of more than 1,000 students and 150 staff members, I want to welcome you to Drew Charter School's Elementary Academy for the 2021 – 2022 school year. As a Drew parent and staff member, I feel honored to serve as the principal of such an awesome place filled with ideas, culture, and conversation. Our diverse school works diligently to embrace a mindset that promotes equity, innovation, and continuous improvement.

As a Project-Based Learning (PBL) and Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) school, we offer various unique and engaging learning experiences that enrich the interactions between staff, students, parents, and our surrounding community. Our school community is truly inspiring! Each year, our students continue to demonstrate growth on both state and national assessments. In response to our community's diligence and hard work, in 2017, Drew's Elementary Academy became the first charter school and the second elementary school in the state of Georgia to receive STEAM certification. This recognition underscores our focus on STEAM and PBL, our teachers' innovative instructional delivery practices, and the rigor of our work. In June 2020, our school sponsored a community demonstration, "Stand with Us, Kneel with Us," to honor and support Black lives. Many Elementary Academy students and their families assisted in installing a Black Lives Matter mural on our campus in May of 2021. 

I encourage you to learn more about us by exploring our website or by visiting one of the many virtual school events supported by our community, including quarterly PBL Showcases or one of our Fine Arts performances and showcases. You can also visit the Yates Campus to view the Black Lives Mural. Please check the Elementary Academy calendar for dates and the Drew Charter School website for other helpful information.

We are tremendously excited to have you as a part of the Drew Charter School community.  I look forward to meeting you.

#flyhigher

Monishae O'Neill
Elementary Academy Principal