Your child’s education is extremely important, and we’re honored you’re considering Wesley International Academy. We are a unique and innovative K-8 charter school, serving students of diverse backgrounds in Atlanta.
Founded in 2006, Wesley is an International Baccalaureate World Programme School. Our IB curriculum supports the development of internationally-minded students by incorporating global engagement, intercultural understanding, and multilingualism. Every Wesley student studies Mandarin Chinese beginning in Kindergarten and continuing through 8th grade.
Our IB education offers academic and personal rigor. Wesley students are challenged to excel both academically and in their personal growth.
Who Can Attend?
Wesley International Academy is a free, public charter school open to any student (K-8) living within Atlanta city limits. There are no primary and secondary zones. Current enrollment demand exceeds capacity, and attendance is based on a lottery each spring. Charter schools, as well as public schools, must comply with state and federal regulations, and our admissions are open to students in accordance with the school’s charter agreement.
New applicants will be enrolled subject to the following priorities:
- Siblings of students who attended Wesley International Academy during the previous school year.
- The children of teachers, staff, and board members at Wesley International Academy not falling under the criteria above, including children of teachers and staff who live outside of the City of Atlanta.
- Students residing within the city limits of Atlanta.
Most grades do have a waitlist each year. As openings become available, we notify our waitlisted students. We do not maintain a waiting list from previous school years. All parents must re-submit an application for the following school year during that year’s application period. To inquire about your child’s waitlist status, please contact Student Services at (678) 904-9137.
Timeline for 2020-21 Enrollment
The application process will look slightly different for the 2020-2021 school year than in the past. Beginning on January 29, our new student application will be conducted through SchoolMint. What is SchoolMint and what will this look like for new parents? SchoolMint is an application platform that allows parents to apply to multiple schools, and for multiple students within a single application. This will make applying for any charter school within the Atlanta Public school system easier and more transparent. With SchoolMint, you will receive better communications about the application process, automatic updates about the lottery and wait-list positions. You can see more information about this process on the Atlanta Public Schools website here.
Applications for Fall 2020 will be made live on January 29, 2020. The online application deadline is by March 2, 2020 at 11:59 pm to be included in the lottery. All applications submitted after March 2 will be waitlisted by date and time created.
Our lottery will be held on March 12, 2020, time TBD. Lottery results will be released on March 16, 2020. The deadline to accept or decline your acceptance to Wesley is April 1.
General Timeline for Enrollment:
Specific dates can be found on our School Calendar.
- January/February – School Tours
- January – Enrollment Application Is Available
- March – Application Deadline
- March – Lottery & Acceptance Notifications
- April – New Student Registration
- April – New Kindergarten Round Up
Application for admission for 2020-21 is live now. Apply here.
Welcome to Kindergarten
For families exploring Wesley for Kindergarten
Contact Student Services
Ms. Smith, (678) 904-9137