Learn more about the unparalleled neighborhood schools of East Lake:

  • Sheltering Arms Early Education and Family Center for children from birth to kindergarten
  • Charles R. Drew Charter School for Pre-K through grade eight students
  • Charles R. Drew Charter School Senior Academy at the Charlie Yates Campus for students grade nine through twelve

It used to be that a neighborhood was the one-stop launchpad for life. You went to school in your neighborhood, walked home and played with friends in your neighborhood, and lived a full life right within your neighborhood. Thanks to the East Lake Effect, that neighborhood-style existence is possible once again in Atlanta.

Home to two early childhood education centers, Drew Charter School and its brand new Senior Academy, East Lake is Atlanta’s most innovative cradle-to-college educational ecosystem.

Residents enjoy Priority Placement at Atlanta’s top charter school–Drew Charter School–2012-2013 Georgia Charter School of the Year and one of the “25 Coolest Schools in America” by Scholastic Parent & Child Magazine.