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St. John Children’s Center Acquires the Assets of The Chastain School to Merge Programs!


St. John Children’s Center Announces a New Era For Early Childhood Education In Sandy Springs

Two Mainstays of Early Child Development Join to Serve Buckhead/Sandy Springs Families

Atlanta, GA — May 31, 2019 — St. John Children’s Center and The Chastain School announce the beginning of a new era for early childhood education in Sandy Springs as St. John acquires the assets of Chastain. On Monday June 3rd, St. John will welcome many newly enrolled students and recently hired teachers from Chastain to their new classrooms. “I couldn’t be happier with the way this has turned out, said Tom Wakefield of The Chastain School. It has always been about caring for the families, children and teachers, so we are very pleased that so many of them will be going to St. John”.

Cathy Ramos, chair of the St. John Board of Governors, said, “We are working hard to ensure the new strategic options enabled by this combination bring exciting new opportunities for growth to our children, as well as our organization and its ability to meet the growing needs of the community. At the same time, we will always keep in mind that it is the sheltering environment of Christian love that draws families to St. John.”

About St. John:
St. John Children’s Center was established more than 40 years ago at St. John United Methodist Church as a ministry to serve the needs of the community, offering quality full-day early childhood education. It operates in the facilities of the church in a quiet residential community at 550 Mt. Paran Road. St. John is quality rated by Bright from the Start. In addition to serving children from infant through age four, St. John also operates Georgia Pre-K classes. Teaching career opportunities currently exist at St. John. https://www.stjohnatlanta.org/childrens-center/about-the-center

About the Chastain School:
The Chastain School was established in the North Buckhead/Sandy Springs area in October 2007 to serve the childcare and preschool needs of working families. The program was originally established in 1987 as Peachtree Presbyterian Child Development Center and has since been recognized as one of Atlanta’s premier preparatory preschools and early childhood development programs.

Contact: Tom Wakefield
404-310-3900
tom@thechastainschool.com

Contact: Cathy Ramos
404-843-8375
office@stjohnchildren.org
550 Mt. Paran Rd.
Sandy Springs, GA 30327
https://www.stjohnatlanta.org/childrens-center