Drew’s low-income students outperform their higher income peers across the city and state. Learn more here.

Drew’s low-income students outperform their higher income peers across the city and state. Learn more here.

Drew’s low-income students outperform their higher income peers across the city and state. Learn more here.

Drew’s low-income students outperform their higher income peers across the city and state. Learn more here.

Drew’s low-income students outperform their higher income peers across the city and state. Learn more here.

Drew’s low-income students outperform their higher income peers across the city and state. Learn more here.

We partner with communities to support high-performing neighborhood schools based on Drew Charter School

About purpose built schools


Purpose Built Schools is a locally-based non-profit committed to breaking the cycle of poverty through high-performing schools. We partner with communities around the country to support high-performing neighborhood schools based on Drew Charter School's academic model. We are a philanthropically funded organization that grew out of the holistic neighborhood transformation efforts of the East Lake Foundation, Purpose Built Communities and Charles R. Drew Charter School. Our staff is comprised of professional educators and community developers with decades of experience achieving extraordinary results in neighborhood public schools in low income communities.

Over the next few years, we will be expanding our operations to include the management of four schools within the Carver Cluster.  These four schools will include Thomasville Heights Elementary School, Slater Elementary School, Price Middle School, and select schools at Carver High School and will form a Pre-K to 12th grade feeder pattern. Through PBSA, a non-profit formed to replicate Drew Charter School around Atlanta, these four schools will be implementing an instructional approach based on a proven model that has positioned Drew as one of the highest ranked schools in APS.

While you will be able to watch videos on this website and learn more about our philosophy, we feel the best way to get to know us is to visit us at Drew Charter School. Please reach out to us at schools@purposebuiltcommunities.org to arrange a time that works for you.

A day in the life: THE 3RD GRADE PROJECT ON ATLANTA'S "SNOWPOCALYPSE"

3rd graders along with Drew teachers share how they studied thermal energy and persuasive writing through the lens of Atlanta’s recent “Snowpocalypse.” This video also describes Purpose Built Schools' STEAM approach to education.

Watch more videos here.

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NOW HIRING

Do you love nurturing inquisitive students? 

Believe that all kids deserve an education that goes “beyond the test”?

Want to join a network with diverse teachers who come in to our schools with an average of over 8 years of teaching? 


Current Opportunities

current Open

Dean of Academics, Thomasville Heights Elementary School

We are currently looking to fill the role of Dean of Academics. The Dean of Academics is a member of the school leadership
team.  This role supports the Principal in providing the instructional and organizational leadership of the K-12 schools.  The Dean of Academics also works with others to execute both the school improvement and Title I plans and allocates resources to continually improve student achievement.

Please apply through our jobs portal by 5pm on December 9, 2016. Please reach out to jobs@purposebuiltschools.org if you have any questions.


Classroom Teacher, Thomasville Heights Elementary School

We are currently accepting resumes and cover letters for classroom teachers. We will review submissions as positions become available.

Teachers are responsible for providing research-based instruction aligned with the Georgia Performance Standards and Georgia Standards of Excellence. The teacher will integrate a variety of research-based resources and strategies to support instruction. Per the vision of the school,teachers will focus on literacy and math as critical foundations, and create interdisciplinary learning opportunities (e.g., integration of content from
STEAM disciplines) while fostering 21st century skills in students.

The teacher works as a team member both within the classroom, across the grade level team, and vertically with other grade levels. Teams of teachers will have the opportunity to plan together, attend professional development together, and perfect their craft as educators.

Please apply through our jobs portal. Please reach out to jobs@purposebuiltschools.org if you have any questions.


Purpose Built Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status (as defined under the Immigration Reform and Control Act), disability, or veterans status. The American Disability Act requires the school to provide reasonable     accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.