Babysitters in Atlanta

Atlanta has recovered nicely from having been the only city in the country ever destroyed by an act of war. Though Atlantans have never forgiven William Tecumseh Sherman, the Union general who orchestrated the Civil War (southerners still call it the War of Northern Aggression) attack, they have opened their arms to the rest of the world, and hosted the 1996 Summer Olympic Games. Southern charm fairly oozes in this graceful city, and visitors and residents alike have no problem finding suitable choices for temporary child-care. Should you have babysitting needs, consider some of the following sources.

Top 5 Colleges – Find Sitters

AYSPS at GSU – This mouth full of letters stands for the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University. This school within a school is designed “to educate students who are highly qualified and sought after as policy analysts, program evaluators, and designers of administrative systems”. A little more than 3,000 of GSU’s 30,000 students are enrolled in the AYSPS curriculum. The University is the second largest in the state, and the Panthers have been on the prowl since 1913.

Emory University – 7,000 Emory Eagles now soar through the suburban Atlanta campus. The blue and gold has been worn proudly since 1836. Cor prudentis possidebit scientiam - “The wise heart seeks knowledge”. Some scenes in the movie Hall Pass, starring Owen Wilson, were shot on Eagle Row,  where Emory fraternities are located.

Clark Atlanta University – “Clark Atlanta University is a comprehensive, private, urban, coeducational institution of higher education with a predominantly African-American heritage”. CAU is a consolidation of two schools founded in the 1860s, Clark College and Atlanta University. There are nearly 4,000 Black Panthers, and the school participates at the Division II athletic level.

Oglethorpe University – Oglethorpe is a small, private, liberal arts school, with nearly 1,000 students. The mascot is a Stormy Petrel, and the school was founded in1835. The school was named in honor of James Edward Oglethorpe, the founder of the state of Georgia.

Georgia Tech – “(I’m a) Ramblin’ Wreck from Georgia Tech” is one of the most famous college fight songs of all time, and actually dates back to an old Scottish drinking song. There are more than 20,000 enrolled at Tech, and the Yellow Jackets now continue their proud athletic tradition as a member of the prestigious Atlantic Coast Conference.

5 Top High Schools – Find Sitters

Booker T. Washington – Historically significant, Booker T. Washington was the first public high school built for African Americans in the state of Georgia. That was in 1924; today there are more than 1600 Bulldogs who proudly count Martin Luther King Jr. among their alumni.

Druid Hills – Don’t let the names fool you, because the Red Devils, all 1400 of them, are really a good bunch. Singer Ray Stevens graduated in 1957.

North Atlanta – NAHS students are high achievers. 1200 Warriors combined for an average SAT score of 1442! Consolidated from other schools, North Atlanta was formed in 1991 and serves Atlanta’s affluent Peachtree Corridor.

Chamblee Charter – A top academic school with 1600 Bulldogs roaming the halls, Chamblee’s history goes all the way back to 1917. Former Space Shuttle astronaut John Casper graduated in 1961.

St. Pius X – SPX is a Roman Catholic school with 1,000 students. Superior academic performance is a hallmark of the Golden Lions, who were founded in 1958.