The Kelley School

Welcome to the Mary E. Kelley School of Excellence, one of the premier programs for Advanced Kindergarten and First Grade in all of Georgia.

The Kelley School – A Proud Heritage and a Historic Legacy

Named to honor an amazing teacher, mentor and Mother of CBPSA’s Founder who loved teaching and grand-mothering all of CBPSA’s  students. The Mary E. Kelley School of Excellence was created for students transitioning to the next step in their educational development. Because of Mary Kelley, and her belief in her daughter’s desire and ability to help set young minds on the best paths of advanced learning and cognitive development, the Kelley School is named in her honor, and in her memory. She will forever be loved and missed by those who knew her, yet her legacy carries on from generation to generation.

The Kelley School – Excellence for Advanced Education

At the Kelley School, we progress from our initial quest of “Setting Young Minds in Motion” to “Training Minds to be Developing Thinkers.” We understand the importance of a team effort and a unified front in the educational process, especially as children begin to develop their deeper reasoning skills. We know that parental involvement in the education of a child is essential to the success of that child, both while they are young, and into the future. Our staff provides guidance, encouragement, and all the resources necessary to help the entire family achieve success in this academic journey.  We do this by developing individually tailored curriculums that can be in the form of natural schooling, unit studies, traditional studies, and classical studies.  We network with many like-minded organizations and professionals in the local arenas of advanced homeschooling and gifted education.

The Kelley School – A Great Atmosphere for Learning

We believe that a quality childhood education must truly nurture, challenge, and train each child from where they are to where their greatest potential exists. You will find that our commitment to providing the utmost quality and most conducive atmosphere for learning shows in everything we do. You and your child will receive the personal attention that we believe is necessary to enhance a trusting and productive relationship. Our track record of success over the last 20+ years simply cannot be denied. A higher percentage of our graduating students have gone on to test for gifted, accelerated, and advanced programs than any other early childhood program in the Metro Atlanta area. We know that selecting an early education provider can be a challenging task. The early years of care are critical to your child’s long-term development, making your educational facility choice one of the most vital decisions you will make. As a parent, you can rest assured that your child is receiving the best educational care in a setting where their social, physical, emotional, and intellectual development are nurtured daily.

The Mary E. Kelley School of Excellence is one of the South Atlanta’s premiere providers of quality Post Kindergarten educational services. Over the last 20 years, we have grown in our reputation of providing a nurturing educational environment, consistently recognized by the State of Georgia for excellence in education, and built a track record of success in the South Fulton Community.

The Mary E. Kelley School of Excellence Daily Class Schedule

8:00 am


8:30 – 9:30 am

Classroom Center/
Learning Environment

9:30 – 9:50 am

Q & A’s about the Story

9:50 – 10:20 am

Math and Small Group

10:20 – 10:50 am

Reading, Spelling,
Cursive Writing and Small Group

10:50 – 11:35 am

Outside Play
(Weather permitting)

11:35 – 11:45 am

Water Break/
Washing up for Lunch

11:45 – 12:15 pm

(Family Style)

12:15 – 12:25 pm

Technology Lab

12:25 – 2:00 pm

(Soft Relaxing Music)

2:00 – 2:10 pm

(Toilet Break/ Washup for Snack)

2:10 – 2:30 pm

Afternoon Snack

2:30 – 3:00 pm

Outside Play
(Weather permitting)

3:00 pm


Mary E. Kelley School of Excellence Special Classes


10:30 – 11:00 am

Spanish Lessons


9:30 – 9:50 am

Praise & Worship


10:30 – 11:00 am

Spanish Lessons


10:00 – 11:00 am