NO LOTTERY NEEDED for Fall 2019 Applicants: Continue reading…

Dear Applicants, TCAAD will be expanding the number of Kindergarten classrooms to accommodate all students currently in the applicant pool. Given the current number of applicants in all grades (K, 1st, 2nd and 3rd), there is no need for hosting a lottery. We anticipate the acceptances of all applications that were submitted prior to April 9th 2019. All other applicants shall be approved on a first come first serve basis. Please go to for all the enrollment steps.

Design-Centered Learning:

Learning with the final design in mind, our students learn all academics but in an architectural and design setting. With studio classes daily in our makerspace, students are excited to create and learn. 

The Community Academy for Architecture and Design

Who We Are

Charter schools open up school choice to innovative students and aspirational learners. TCAAD, born out of Tariq & Tiffany Abdullah's after-school architecture program, begins classes in Fall 2019 to students in the South Dekalb area.

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Our Approach

Learning with the end in mind. Our teaching model prizes student discovery, understanding, and development. A design-minded approach to learning gives a fuller understanding to the nature of each subject.

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Enrollment is now open for the 2019-2020 school year with grades Kindergarten to 3rd.

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