Fast Facts

  • When was RCA Founded?

    Fall 2007 by Ron Clark and Kim Bearden

  • Where is RCA?

    Southeast Atlanta, Georgia

  • Enrollment

    120 students, Grades 5th–8th

  • Staff


  • Educator Training Program

    Over 14,000 educators visit RCA a year to observe our classrooms and learn our philosophies to then replicate in classrooms everywhere

  • Average Class Size

    27 students

  • Accreditation

    The Ron Clark Academy is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (AdvancEd SACS/CASI)

  • Volunteerism

    Parents volunteer 40 hours a year to help with student programs at RCA. Students are also encouraged to participate in community service projects. Many of our corporate partners also engage in volunteer opportunities throughout the school year.

  • Campus

    44,000 square foot facility with 14 classrooms, media center, 2-story slide, indoor trampoline and gymnasium.

  • Geographic Distribution

    40% of students live within a 10 mile radius of the Academy. Students reside primarily in Fulton, Fayette, Clayton, Dekalb, and Cobb Counties.

  • School Day

    • Classes 7:55 AM–4:00 PM
      After school programs 4:00 PM–5:45 PM
  • After School Programs

    Soccer, tennis, drumming, financial literacy, tutoring, African dance, acting, spoken word, and more.

  • Teams

    • Basketball
      Dance Team
      Essentials Step Team
      Georgia Aquarium Research Team
      Model United Nations Team
      Ya Heard Poets