Exploring Lovett

About our School
Every student comes to The Lovett School on the first steps of a journey uniquely his or her own—already steered by individual strengths and personal passions, already shaped by innate talents and distinctive graces. At Lovett, we honor all of each child, fostering inquisitive minds as well as joyful spirits, strong bodies, good characters, and empathetic hearts.
Our approach is guided by the values of our founder, Mrs. Eva Edwards Lovett—an innovative educator who emphasized whole-child development, education through doing, and joyful learning. Almost 100 years later, our continuing mission is to provide experiences that inspire an enduring enthusiasm for learning and to graduate young people of honor, faith, and wisdom.
At Lovett, our students learn to ask good questions and navigate abundant information, to develop imaginative ideas and innovative alternatives, and to forge consensus and connection within diverse groups. Lovett students feel known, seen, and safe to take considered risks, learn from challenges, and carefully think through important questions of faith and citizenship. As a result, they develop the cheerful resilience to thrive—in their time with us, in college and career, and in life itself.

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  • Core Values

    Lovett’s core values are the foundation of what we believe and do as an institution, a community, and a school.

    Intellect: We value intellect as a lifelong pursuit of the cognitive, social, and emotional skills required to thrive in an increasingly complex world.

    Purpose: We value purpose as the source of motivation for learning, the discovery of self, and the foundation of a meaningful life.

    Belonging: We value belonging, in a diverse community where all members feel connected, included, supported and respected.

    Faith: We value faith as the foundation of spiritual and moral values that lead to ethical decision making and perseverance in the face of challenge.

    Love: We value love to cultivate joyful learning, strong character, and a compassionate, healthy community.
  • Mission

    The Lovett School is a community that seeks to develop young men and women of honor, faith, and wisdom with the character and intellect to thrive in college and in life.

    Founded in 1926 by Eva Edwards Lovett, we continue today as an Atlanta independent school serving children in Kindergarten through Grade 12. With an emphasis on the whole child, we provide integrated experiences in academics, arts, athletics, and service through an education grounded in learning, character, and community.
  • Character Pledge

    The following Character Pledge embodies the moral vision of the Lovett community:

    We, who are members of the Lovett community, seek to live lives of good character. We believe that good character grows from daily acts of honesty, respect, responsibility, and compassion. We pledge ourselves to develop these ideals with courage and integrity, striving to do what is right at all times.
  • Diversity Mission Statement

    The Lovett School celebrates the uniqueness of each individual within an intentionally inclusive, diverse, and welcoming environment. We recognize that our community is enhanced as we seek to appreciate and respect the differences among our students, faculty, staff, parents, and alumni. We are committed to supporting this environment through classroom instruction, professional development, and other curricular and co-curricular programming, and in accordance with our nondiscriminatory policy.
  • Honor Code

    Consistent with Lovett's goal of developing a culture of integrity, the community has established an Honor Code. This Honor Code states:
    • A Lovett student will not lie.
    • A Lovett student will not steal.
    • A Lovett student will not cheat.
    • A Lovett student will not plagiarize.
  • Nondiscriminatory Policy

    The Lovett School admits students of any race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. The Lovett School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and national or ethnic origin in administration of its employment practices, educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other school-administered programs.
  • Vision for Learning

    Lovett offers experiences that inspire our students to love learning. We encourage them to think critically, communicate effectively, engage creatively, and collaborate purposefully. We provide the opportunities and resources that help our students develop independence and self-direction and extend their learning beyond the walls of the classroom as they grow intellectually, emotionally, physically, aesthetically, morally, and spiritually.

    The Lovett student:
    • is a person of character who lives the ideals articulated in our character pledge and is prepared to think and act with empathy as a responsible global citizen in an increasingly diverse landscape.
    • is creative, constructing imaginative ideas and innovative alternatives and applying his knowledge to non-routine problems, particularly those without rule-based solutions.
    • thinks critically and reflectively. As a researcher, he is able to navigate abundant information, analyze and synthesize what he finds, and draw evidence-based conclusions. As a problem solver, she is more interested in asking good questions and developing ideas than in memorizing facts.
    • is an effective communicator who listens attentively, speaks articulately, writes clearly, and conveys his ideas and understandings in a variety of formats using the language of his discipline.
    • works collaboratively to create a new knowledge base, comprising multiple perspectives. She builds leadership skills by facilitating group discussions, forging consensus, and negotiating outcomes within a diverse group.

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  • 81%

    Athletics Participation
  • 18

    Avg. Teaching Experience
  • 1,643

    Students enrolled
  • 25

    AP & post-AP Courses Offered
  • 90%

    Fine Arts Participation
  • 1926

    Year Lovett founded
The Lovett School is an independent, coeducational day school where children from Kindergarten through Grade 12 find the courage to explore and the drive to discover.

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