The mission of Oak Mountain Academy is to provide a challenging
college preparatory education in a safe, positive, and nurturing
family environment. We commit to join sound learning with
ethical, spiritual, and physical development to produce a
responsible citizen who is prepared to be a
leader in tomorrow's global community.

The History of Oak Mountain Academy




In the late 1950′s, a Carrollton minister, the Reverend Mr. Richard Flinn, envisioned a school that would offer its students a challenging curriculum while adhering to strong moral values in a family-style setting. In articulating his vision, the Rev. Mr. Flinn wrote, “Sound learning must be joined with high morality and spiritual commitment to produce an excellent person, the useful and responsible citizen, a noble human being.”


Joining forces with Roy Richards, Sr., and Lynn W. Holmes, two prominent businessmen who shared his vision, the Rev. Mr. Flinn took action to make his dream a reality. Thus, in 1962 the Children’s School was born in the basement of a local church. Two years later Oak Mountain Academy opened its doors with 50 students in kindergarten through eighth grade attending classes in a renovated house and cottage.  In 1968, the school had its first class of graduating seniors. In 1997, the school moved to a new location and now 194 students in PreK through 12th grade attend school on an 88-acre campus.


Located in Carrollton, Georgia, Oak Mountain Academy is fully accredited by the SAIS and SACS/AdvancED, which ensures that the school hires qualified teachers who offer a challenging curriculum to students. As a result, Oak Mountain graduates young people who are well-equipped with the skills to succeed in college and beyond.


Come by to visit our pristine campus and experience the difference OMA makes for its students and their families.