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.

If you missed the deadline for the 2023-24 lottery, you may submit a post-lottery application. After the initial enrollment period has ended, seats will begin to be offered to students on the waitlist on a rolling basis based on available spaces. 
Submit your application today! 

Who Can Attend Wesley?

Wesley International Academy is a free, public charter school open to any student (K-8) living within the Atlanta Public School zone. 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.

Ready to Learn More? Take a Tour!

We will offer prospective families for the 2024-25 school year the opportunity to visit and learn more about our school starting in November 2023 . During the tour, participants will be able to view the facility, meet Wesley staff, and have questions answered about the school program. Check back for tour dates later in the year.

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 Atlanta Public School Zone. Click on the following link to verify whether your address is in the APS attendance zone: https://maps.apsk12.org/

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 visit SchoolMint.

Timeline for 2024-25 Enrollment

Our 2024-25 new student application is conducted through SchoolMint. 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 communications about the application process, as well as automatic updates about the lottery and wait-list positions.  You can see more information about this process on the Atlanta Public Schools website here.

General Timeline for Enrollment:

Specific dates can be found on our School Calendar.

  • November-February – School Tours
  • January – Enrollment Application Is Available
  • February– Application Deadline
  • March – Lottery & Acceptance Notifications
  • April – New Student Registration
  • April – New Kindergarten Round Up