Elementary Academy

Dear Elementary Academy Families: 

I welcome you to Drew Charter School's Elementary Academy for the 2023-2024 school year. We are tremendously excited to have you in the Drew Charter School community. As a Drew parent and staff member, I feel honored to be the principal of an inspiring place filled with ideas, culture, and conversation. Our diverse school works diligently to embrace a mindset that promotes equity, innovation, and continuous improvement. 

 In 2022, Charles R. Drew Charter School became the first school in Georgia to achieve STEAM Certification (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) from kindergarten through twelfth grade. This accomplishment is a testament to our students, staff, and the school community's hard work and dedication. By integrating STEAM into our curriculum, we equip our students with the skills they need to excel in an ever-evolving world. Additionally, we provide various distinctive and exciting learning opportunities as a Project-Based Learning (PBL) school that enhances relationships between students, staff, parents, and our local community. 

  • Our students have excelled in numerous educational endeavors this past school year. To name a few:
  • We hosted our first-ever TEDx Talk, where our students and staff shared innovative ideas and inspiring stories.
  • The Robotics Team won Best Robot Performance and Core Value awards last year.
  • Our reading bowl team finished third at the State Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Championship.  
  • We also had various students who displayed their scientific prowess by earning multiple gold and silver medals in the District and Regional Science Fairs.     

Our emphasis on STEAM and PBL, our teachers' creative methods for delivering education, and the rigor of our work are all highlighted by the fact that our students consistently show improvement on both state and national examinations each year.

I also invite you to explore our website, view student performances on the Drew Fine Arts YouTube Channel, or come to one of the numerous school events sponsored by our community to learn more about us.  Also, to stay updated on what’s happening at the Elementary Academy, please read our newsletters and review the Elementary Academy calendar.

We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with you in your child’s educational journey. Thank you for entrusting us with their growth and learning. We are confident this school year will have wonderful experiences and achievements.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact our office. We are here to assist you.

I wish you a fantastic school year ahead!


Monishae O'Neill

Elementary Academy Principal