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The residents of Newton County understand that education is one of the principal drivers of Economic Development and community growth. Accordingly, the community and the Covington/Newton County Chamber of Commerce strongly support our public school system, private schools and higher education institutions.

Newton County School System

The Newton County School System serves the entire county including the five municipalities located within the county. The 24 schools are organized into:

• Thirteen elementary schools (grades PreK-5)

• Five middle schools (grades 6-8)

• Three high schools (grades 9-12)

• One theme school (grades K-5)

• One alternative school (grades 7-12)

• One charter school

All Newton County schools meet the standards of the Georgia Department of Education and are fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Newton County students are recognized at the state and national level for excellence in academics, athletics, the arts and extra-curricular activities. All schools offer a wide array of programs, including services for both academically gifted students and students with disabilities.

Private Schools

George Walton Academy is a coeducational, independent, non-profit, college-preparatory day school founded in 1969 by parents and community leaders looking for rigorous academics and strong Judeo-Christian values. The school has nearly 1000 students in K4-12th grades. The academy serves students from Walton, Newton, Rockdale, Oconee, Morgan, Gwinnett, Clark, DeKalb and Barrow counties. The Academy is governed by a self-perpetuating Board of Trustees and is a member of the Southern Association of Independent Schools, Georgia Independent School Association and Georgia High School Association.

Contact Information: 
One Bulldog Drive
Monroe, GA 30655

Academy is located in downtown Covington Georgia on Hwy 278. CA is fully accredited with quality by the Georgia Accrediting Commission. We currently offer K3-12th grade college preparatory classes. If you are looking for alternative education programs please contact us for more information regarding homeschooling and credit recovery classes.

Contact Information: 
2171 Elm Street, NE
Covington, GA 30014

First Baptist Academy, located just off the Covington Square is a non-profit private Christian school providing pre-school and elementary school for kindergarten through fourth grade.  Grounded on Kingdom Education, FBA partners with family to educate children spiritually, academically, physically and emotionally.  Member of the Association of Christian Schools, International and Georgia Weekday Church School Association.

Contact Information:
1139 Usher Street
Covington, GA 30014
Ph: (770) 784-7570
Fax: (770) 784-1640

Montessori School of Covington
, located on Clark Street about a mile from the downtown square, is one of thousands of schools around the world who base their principles of education on the teachings of Dr. Maria Montessori. It is a non-profit private school who provides primary and elementary level educations for children.

Contact Information:
4108 Summers Street
Covington GA 30014
Ph: (770) 788-7779
Fax: (770) 788-7779

Peachtree Academy is a NAEYC accredited school with two locations in Conyers. The main campus on Ellington road houses certified PreK through middle grade classes with plans for future expansion to include grades through 12. Peachtree Academy is accredited by the Georgia Accrediting Commission.

Contact Information:
14101 Highway 278
Covington, GA  30014
Ph: (678) 729-9111
Fax: (770) 761-0883

Piedmont Academy, located in neighboring Jasper County, is a non-profit, independent, co-educational institution with programs for students from grades Pre-K to Twelfth. Piedmont Academy is accredited by the Georgia Accrediting Commission and a member of the Georgia Independent Schools Association.

Contact Information:
P.O. Box 231
Monticello GA 31064
Ph: (706) 468-8818
Fax: (706) 468-2409 

Providence Christian School, a private school serving Rockdale, Newton, and Walton counties with excellence in Classical and Christian education. Our goal is to provide a Christ-centered education using classical methodology that is characterized by the highest standards of academic scholarship and Christian character.

Contact Information:
252 Byrd Road
Oxford, GA 30054
Ph: (770) 788-6618

Higher Education

Georgia Piedmont Technical College - Covington Campus offers a wide variety of programs of study that lead to an Associate of Applied Technology Degree, Diploma, or Technical Certificate of Credit. The Covington Campus has approximately 1400 students enrolled.

Georgia Perimeter College strives to meet the changing expectations of their diverse collegiate and community constituencies by providing effective, innovative, and lifelong educational opportunities. They are committed to diversity, continuous improvements, high academic standards, and the efficient use of resources. In decision-making at all levels, the enhancement of their student's lives is the first priority.

Oxford College is a part of Emory University, one of the leading universities in the nation. Oxford College is a two year liberal arts college located on Emory's original campus in Oxford, Georgia and is the historic heart of the University.

Troy University Covington Campus offers Masters of Education in Counseling and Psychology, Criminal Justice, English, Foundations of Education, Higher Education Administration, History, and Instructional Technology.
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