Atlanta’s Suzuki School was set to open its second Buckhead campus Sept. 2 at Ahavath Achim Synagogue at the corner of Peachtree Battle Avenue and Northside Drive.
The 12,500-square-foot space serves 185 children in addition to the 290 at the primary Buckhead location.
Suzuki consolidated its Buckhead operations last year with a new campus at 443 E. Paces Ferry Road. But the new Ahavath Achim location and the East Paces Ferry Road campus are nearing capacity. The growth of the private preparatory school for children through kindergarten has necessitated the hiring of 30 additional full-time staff.
“No one is immune from the impact of a bad economy,” said Debra Markham, the head of schools. “During the 32 years since The Suzuki School was founded, there have been a number of economic downturns. We have observed that parents will cut back in areas they don’t consider necessary, but quality education has never been one of them.”