New Atlanta High School To Teach Entrepreneurship

'The New School' in session starting August 11.

‘The New School’ in session starting August 11.

A group of entrepreneurs are opening a secondary education center in Atlanta unlike any other.

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The New School (TNS), a “small, independent high school,” will teach its students through an entrepreneurship-focused curriculum.

“We’re opening August 11 with a 9th grade class and project-based learning curriculum, instilling an entrepreneurial mindset into the way we teach,” James Watson, co-founder of TNS, told What Now Atlanta (WNA) in an email Tuesday.

“We’ll teach in partnership with business and community leaders, entrepreneurs, designers, artists – exiting professionals who can convey valuable and applicable life lessons and content.”

Watson joins TNS after stepping down as Global Program Director at Village Capital, a nonprofit organization that develops business acceleration programs for start-up ventures across the world and manages a fund that invests in graduates of their programs.

“Much of my drive and vision as an education entrepreneur has been inspired (and indeed, learned) by the amazing entrepreneurs, partners, speakers, mentors, and Village Capital team members who I’ve been fortunate enough to get to know,” Watson said.

TNS is currently taking applications for the 2014 – 2015 school year. The Inman Park School, at 1015 Edgewood Avenue, is slated to open August 11.

To learn more about The New School, visit the center’s website here.


Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak