About

Capstone Academy is the new name of Rivers Academy Atlanta. We are a unique school in Atlanta serving students in grades 5-12. Our innovative structure delivers high-quality college-prep education while also empowering our students with the flexibility they need to pursue extracurricular passions without sacrificing family-life balance.

Vision

Capstone Academy encourages all its students to become lifelong learners by instilling academic curiosity, respect for others, and accountability to core values.

Explore

Provide opportunities to pursue individual gifts and talents as students develop into confident, independent thinkers, facing the future with personal success.

Balance

Experience balance between being children and excelling in both academics and their chosen passions. Families replace hectic schedules with quality time together.

Belong

Be a community of students who come together with like-minded goals to serve others while establishing lifelong friendships through mutual respect and kindness.

Succeed

All graduates of this school will be equipped with the integrity and confidence to be true to their own selves, and the passion and knowledge to impact their world in a positive way.

Capstone is an intentional community that values individual contribution and intellectual courage.

Capstone Parent

History

In 2007 our school’s founder was concerned by a lack of educational options for students pursuing passions at the elite level that conflicted with traditional school schedules. She set out to create a school that could accommodate these students’ demanding schedules without compromising academic excellence.

After researching educational options, and unable to find a place to serve students who required flexibility while receiving a superior education, she decided to create such a place. This unique school with an innovative learning environment quickly established itself as a well-respected educational institution—Rivers Academy. The school continued to flourish, and grew to the point of opening a second campus, Rivers Academy Atlanta, in 2016.

With two thriving and successful campuses, our founder opted to transfer ownership of the Alpharetta campus to its leadership team, so she can now devote herself to the continued growth and expansion of the Atlanta school, which in 2019 adopted a new nameCapstone Academy.

Founder’s Message

Success

Our students and graduates leave Capstone to pursue their academic and professional futures prepared to succeed— to endeavor, to excel, and to achieve their goals.

Results

Capstone students reclaim their lives from the hectic busy-ness of the traditional day-long school schedule. Students have the time and energy to pursue and achieve success in both their academic and extracurricular careers. Families regain a life balance, with quality time no longer lost to the daily grind.

College Prep

Our staff and rigorous academics ensure that all Capstone students are well prepared to succeed in university and beyond. We provide our students and their families with advice and assistance on course selection, standardized testing, and every step of the college application process.

Acceptance

Capstone Academy graduates attend the most prestigious colleges and universities in the nation, pursuing excellence in academics as well as their chosen passions. Our alumni have been accepted at such institutions as Parsons School of Design, the University of Georgia, the U.S. Air Force Academy, and Yale University.

Capstone has provided both the academic foundation our daughter needed to graduate and, more importantly, the flexibility for her to explore and pursue her passion.

Capstone Parent

Accreditation

AdvancED is the largest community of education professionals in the world. They are a non-profit, non-partisan organization that conducts rigorous, on-site external reviews of PreK-12 schools and school systems to ensure that all learners realize their full potential.