Working collaboratively as part of student support services, we address the whole child—ensuring the child’s academic, social, emotional and personal needs are met.

We encourage students to utilize our services, which vary based on the needs of the children served.

Primary School

During the Primary School years, counselors provide opportunities for students, through individual and group counseling as well as classroom support lessons, to form solid foundations for social, emotional and academic well-being. The Personal/Social Education (PSE) component of the IB Primary Years Program curriculum provides the models, processes, and vocabulary for handling social and emotional issues, as well as for ensuring health and well-being for every student. Positive attitudes, critical thinking skills, and healthy behaviors help the balanced learner go forward with confidence and resilience at the conclusion of the Primary Years Program.

Middle School

During the Middle School years, the counseling program provides opportunities, education and support for positive self-discovery. Through a comprehensive developmental counseling program, the counselor addresses the social, emotional and academic needs for the students.

The counselor is an advocate for the student, believing that students will grow to be the most they can be. The counselor works collaboratively with parents, teachers, administrators and outside resources to provide each middle school student with the necessary tools for successful growth and development through open communication, patience, understanding and, above all, caring.

Upper School

The Upper School counselor works with students in grades 9 through 12, advocating for the student and working with each student on their academic, social and emotional needs. Counselors emphasize developing a relationship with each student and enabling open communication between students, teachers, parents.


List of 7 members.

  • Photo of Lanie Cox

    Lanie Cox 

    Head of School Counseling; Upper School Counselor
  • Photo of Claire Staples

    Claire Staples 

    Upper School Counselor
    404-841-3864 ext 323
  • Photo of Lisa Archibald

    Lisa Archibald 

    Middle School Counselor
  • Photo of Wes Wooten

    Wes Wooten 

    Middle School Counselor
  • Photo of Nina Deshpande

    Nina Deshpande 

    Upper Primary School Counselor
    404-841-3840 ext 359
  • Photo of Sara Tat

    Sara Tat 

    Lower Primary School Counselor
  • Photo of Kat Cagle

    Kat Cagle 

    ELC School Counselor
    404-841-3840 x 117

Atlanta International School

A private, non-profit, international, IB World School for grades 3K-12, featuring full and dual-immersion language programs.

2890 North Fulton Drive

Atlanta, Georgia 30305, USA