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Academy History

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 Carrollton Presbyterian 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 its current location, and now serves approximately 200 students in PreK-3 through 12th grades.

Located in Carrollton, Georgia, Oak Mountain Academy is fully accredited by the SAIS and SACS/AdvancED and also holds memberships with NAIS, GISA, and GICAA.  As a result, Oak Mountain Academy graduates young people who are confident leaders inspired to serve and also well-equipped with the skills to succeed in college and beyond.

The graduating class of 2021 continued a 59-year history of a 100% college-acceptance rate.  The last 5 years, our students have received over $10 million in scholarship offers with an average class size of 12 students.  Our students are doing great things! We would love for you to review our Academic Profile to see our most recent years Portrait of the Graduate along with the academic successes.

We invite you to visit our sprawling 88-acre campus and experience the difference Oak Mountain Academy has made for students and their families as we celebrate our 60-year legacy in 2022! 

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