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About Us

Zion Baptist Academy utilizes a faith-based early childhood curriculum that lays a foundation for Biblical-based living in today’s society. Our curriculum is spiritually dynamic and academically challenging. It is a research-based developmentally appropriate curriculum for infants, preschool, and school age children. Using this framework, our teachers are able to teach in the ways that best match the way in which we know young children develop and learn.

Children learn best through exploration which is why our curriculum’s approach to learning encourages our students to engage in problem solving and experiential learning. There is a balance between teacher directed and child-initiated activities. Our classrooms are set up in a learning center configuration, which allows each child to choose his/her activities in the different classroom areas. The activities in each learning center are planned by the teachers to facilitate discovery and learning. Our daily schedule includes large group, small group, and individual activities as well as learning center times. The children are guided and encouraged to learn new self-help skills, think for themselves, make choices, experiment, explore, make mistakes, and have a lot of fun in the process.

“Train-up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” - Proverbs 22:6.

Our outstanding faculty and staff are selected for their personal faith, Christian character, academic background, and commitment to impacting the lives of students. Zion Baptist Academy teachers lovingly encourage students to discover the joy of knowing Jesus Christ personally, nurturing the seeds of faith as they disciple young hearts. God’s Word is woven throughout the fabric of the student’s day. Students discover that Scripture relates to every area of their lives – their personal relationships, their character, how they work and play, how they think and speak, even the subjects they study.



Welcome to Zion Baptist Academy (ZBA) where we offer a spiritually dynamic, academically challenging, and developmentally appropriate program for infants, preschoolers, pre-k and school-age children. We are blessed that you have trusted us with the care and education of your child during these precious early growth and development years. ZBA is committed to nurturing the whole child- socially, spiritually, cognitively, emotionally, and physically; taught from a biblical worldview.

Founded in 2007, ZBA serves families from the greater Cobb County/Atlanta area, seeking to develop
children in “wisdom and stature, in favor with God and man.

” The ZBA faculty are the heart of all we do. They are committed practitioners who love students and Godand are committed to the success of every student. Our leadership team and staff are excited about the challenges and rewards of being a critical part of your child’s future.


We look forward to working with all parents/guardians and establishing positive relationships based on trust, communication, and understanding. Great and exciting things are happening at ZBA, as you will see throughout the pages of this site.

We look forward to serving you and toward the possibility

of you joining the ZBA family. Come soar with us!

Vanessa Truesdale

Executive Director



Zion Baptist Academy exists to provide a high-quality curriculum, founded on academic excellence in a Christ-centered learning environment. Our educational program, based on Jesus’ model in Luke 2:52, seeks to develop the child’s growth in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man. The application of this program lays a foundation for Biblically based living in today’s society


At Zion Baptist Academy children are given the opportunity to initiate choices of activities, as well as having teacher-initiated instruction times. Our goals include increasing each child’s capacity to reason and to encourage a spirit of inquiry in a creative learning environment. Most of all, Zion Baptist Academy wants each child to know that they are worthy, acceptable and lovable just as God made them. Having a good self-concept and the opportunity to learn in a developmentally appropriate environment are gifts that last a lifetime.


Our well-rounded program provides for developmentally appropriate growth emotionally, cognitively, socially, and physically, while strengthening Christian values. We expect and encourage all faculty, staff, and students to lead lives of honor, integrity, and high moral character at all times.


Our Vision and Values

The Academy founded under the leadership and vision of the late Pastor Emeritus, Rev. Dr. Harris T. Travis of Zion Baptist Church. Our core values consist of Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Compassion and Courage.​

Faculty & Staff

Our outstanding qualified and passionate teachers and staff are selected for their personal faith, Christian character, academic background, and commitment to impacting the lives of students.

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