So I’m driving home on 10th street and pull up the the nefarious 10th & Piedmont intersection (seriously, why do deliveries to that convenience store happen after 5 pm?). I spotted an interesting bumper sticker on the car in front of me, which was basically a red-circle crossed out on the name of the Children’s School. Underneath it had the web site address of tenth-ninth.org.

Now I know the Children’s School well. It’s right on 10th across from Piedmont Park, and it looks like its campus is made of of several converted homes. But when I went to the site advertised, it merely mentioned the school does “not belong” in that area of Midtown.

Um, okaaaaaay… I pretty much drive down 10th on the way home everyday and notice that one lane is often closed so that parents can pick up their kids, but it’s never really that hard on traffic. Of course, the web site merely consists of some text and an ugly “under construction” .gif.

Can someone clue me in?

3 Comments so far

  1. Just A Guess (unregistered) on February 23rd, 2007 @ 9:33 pm

    I would guess that some of the non-breeders around there are bothered by the traffic. It’s a stupid argument since Grady is just down the street. Neighborhoods are the place for schools.

    Other private schools have run out of room to expand and have had to buy parcels across town for their athletic facilities (Pace Academy on W. Paces Ferry and Galloway School next to Chastain Park).

  2. Brian (unregistered) on February 25th, 2007 @ 10:51 am

    I’m not impressed by that site: “The Atlanta Neighborhood south of Piedmont Park along Tenth and Ninth Street contains some of the most valuable residential land in Atlanta. The single most important obstacle to the future of this area is “The Children’s School”.”

    Obstacle to what? People making a killing on real estate? Leveling these houses and putting up new condos? 10th St is a busy road, the school doesn’t really add much traffic as far as I can tell. I’ve never heard anyone complain about the school. Where are schools supposed to go? Non-residential commercial areas that no one can walk to? Sounds like a load of horseshit to me.

  3. Jason (unregistered) on February 25th, 2007 @ 11:27 pm

    I believe there was a controversy last year when the school got permission to renovate one of their buildings, which they did by tearing it down to the ground and rebuilding it. This did not meet with the neighborhood’s idea of what the word “renovate” means. Perhaps there had been a grudge held by some in the neighborhood ever since.

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