Atlanta School for Special Needs Included in Article on 50 Best Private Special Needs School in the United States by Masters in Special Education

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Cumberland Academy of Georgia was recently included in an article assembling the 50 best private schools for students with special needs across the United States. The article was published on the Masters in Special Education website.

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We are honored to be part of such an amazing group of schools. We will continue to provide the quality of excellence to all students.

Cumberland Academy of Georgia, a school for children with learning disabilities in Atlanta, was recently selected as one of the top 50 best private schools in the country for students with special needs. The list was published on the Masters in Special Education website and will be updated annually.

The list was created by a team of researchers lead by Susan Wegener, an educator and Ph.D. candidate at Purdue University. It was created as a resource for parents who are considering sending their child to a private special needs school. Final selections were made based on a series of criteria including:

  •     Each school’s curriculum program.
  •     The student-teacher ratio.
  •     A high percentage of faculty that possess Master’s degrees or above.
  •     Awards won for teaching, excellence or architecture.
  •     Unique programs in addition to academics such as sports, art, animal therapy, and college preparatory assistance.

Cumberland Academy of Georgia offers a curriculum program to help students with a variety of learning disabilities including ADD and ADHD, Asperger’s and Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to develop not just academically but also personally and socially. The school provides athletics programs including cheerleading, basketball and soccer. Fine arts, after school programs, summer day camps and post-graduate transitional programs are also available to students.

“We are honored to be part of such an amazing group of schools,” said Cumberland Founding Director Debbi Scarborough. “We will continue to provide the quality of excellence to all students.”

About Cumberland Academy of Georgia:
Cumberland Academy of Georgia specializes in the needs of students in grades four through 12 who have high-functioning Autism, Asperger’s, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and learning disabilities. Cumberland was founded in 2007 by Debbi and Matthew Scarborough, and is a fully-accredited, independent, non-profit school that seeks to provide a safe and supportive academic atmosphere for its students. Cumberland accepts applications year-round. To schedule a family tour, please contact Terri Brooks, Director of Admissions at 404-835-9000 or send an email to admissions(at)cumberlandacademy(dot)org. To learn more about Cumberland Academy of Georgia, please visit

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