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Why Holy Redeemer?

Because choosing the right school is one of the most important decisions you will make as a parent.

Choosing a school for your child's education is one of the most important decisions you will make as a parent. Holy Redeemer is a special community of caring teachers and staff who provide faith formation, award-winning academics, service to the community and guidance in becoming good, moral, value-driven adults who are successful in their future endeavors. Our community serves as a family - a community of families and professional staff who want the very best for you and your child. 

Our Mission

Holy Redeemer Catholic School is a faith-centered community dedicated to the Catholic Tradition rooted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Our school challenges students to reach their full potential in academics, character and faith.   Authored:  May 2018


Our History

During the late 1990’s, the Catholic population of North Georgia grew exponentially. In response to the overwhelming need for Catholic education, the Archdiocese of Atlanta built three new elementary schools in Alpharetta, Roswell, and Tyrone. Holy Redeemer Catholic School became part of the Catholic Education of North Georgia, Inc. (CENGI), established to oversee the financial needs of the construction of the new Archdiocesan schools. 

As a regional Catholic school, Holy Redeemer differs from the traditional parochial school model in that the school is not affiliated with one parish or church. Instead, Holy Redeemer serves students from fourteen Catholic parishes and faith communities in the North Fulton metro Atlanta area.  The principal reports directly to the superintendent of Catholic schools of the Archdiocese of Atlanta.  

We opened our doors in September 1999 and the dedication by Archbishop John F. Donoghue proclaimed “Let the doors be opened,” as he blessed the entrance to Holy Redeemer School on October 4, 1999.  Eighth-grade students held candles as the archbishop blessed the doors, beginning the dedication of the new elementary school, which was led at the time by our founding principal, Mary Reiling.  Holy Redeemer was the first of three new elementary schools funded by the 1997 “Building the Church of Tomorrow” Capital Campaign.  Before the school opened, our faculty and staff unanimously voted on the mission statement above.  Our crest features the initials “HR” surrounded by a crown of thorns depicting images of Christ as our Redeemer. 

Quick Facts 


Situated in the heart of the #1 suburb in the nation, Johns Creek, recognized by Travel + Leisure (July 16, 2024) 
Twice-Recognized National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence - 2009 and 2018
An average of 14:1 Student to Faculty Ratio in Kindergarten-Grade 2
STREAM Education (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Art, Math)
Morning News Production Studio 
19% of Students Receive Financial Aid
Extended Day Program: Morning and Afternoon 
Athletics affiliated with St. Brigid Catholic Church and Catholic Metro Sports

General Admissions Information from the Archdiocese of Atlanta

Holy Redeemer Catholic School admits students of any race, sex, color, national, or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to all students at the school. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of educational policies, admissions policies, loan programs, and other school-administered programs.

Holy Redeemer follows Georgia State Law regarding age for school entrance. For kindergarten, a child must be 5 years old on or before September 1st. Local transfer of students into grade 8 from any public, private, or Archdiocesan school are not considered. Students whose families have relocated to the Atlanta area can apply for admission into Grade 8.

Information obtained during the application process is confidential and includes, but not limited to entrance test scores, teacher evaluations, report card grades, standardized test scores and other information provided.

Students must also meet state standards for immunization. There is no provisional admission. For medical exemptions, a physician must indicate the Immunization Form. The Catholic Church does not recognize an exemption based upon matter of conscience or religious exemption.

Note: All new students must have a physical exam and meet all state requirements for a second dose of mumps vaccine and a second dose of varicella vaccine. The child’s current Form 3231 should be marked “Complete for School Attendance.”

Georgia Form 3300 - Certificate of Vision, Hearing, Dental, and Nutrition Screening - is also required for enrollment. 


Our application for the 2024-2025 school year is open for limited grades. 

To apply, please select “Apply to HR” from the main Admissions Tab or call the Enrollment Office at 770-410-4056 or email