An American church, the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta church will in September open a private school in Atlanta, Georgia in the United States.
The school is aimed at attracting lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender youths and teachers. According to a report by the Associated Press, the institution is being established in Atlanta for students who feel bullied or not accepted in traditional schools.
The school, Pride School Atlanta is also open to any student who believes they’re not getting the support they need for “being different,” says Pride School founder Christian Zsilavetz. Pride School will initially operate out of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta Church and is expected to open by September 2016.
Tuition will be around $13,000, though Zsilavetz says financial assistance is available for students who need it. Zsilavetz, a teacher and administrator with 25 years of experience who is also transgender, told the AJC that students would “have full permission to be themselves – as well as educators. Where there’s no wondering, ‘Is this teacher going to be a person for me to be myself with?””