​​Crisp Academy

Our History

The Crisp Academy Seal was designed and created in 1969.  The words inscribed on the seal, "NESCIT CEDERE CRISP ACADEMY" are Latin, meaning "Crisp Academy - She Shall Not Fail".  Also inscribed on the seal are the Roman numerals MCMLXVII.  This represents the year Crisp Academy was founded - 1967.  In the center of the seal is the Latin word "DOMINE" which means "God".


The symbols on the seal have specific meaning also.  The chain links represent the sixty-three students who were enrolled the first year.  The seven small acorns in the links signify the seven grade levels the school offered the first year.  The horn-of-plenty and the two oak leaves indicate the never-ending supply of knowledge.


This seal serves as a symbolic reminder of the good faith and dedication in which Crisp Academy was founded. 

Alma Mater

Crisp Academy is a coeducational, independent, non-profit, college-preparatory day school located in Cordele, Georgia.  Crisp Academy was founded in 1967 under the charter of Cordele-Crisp Parents, Inc. Its first year of operation consisted of grades 1 through 7 with 63 total students.  In 1969 Crisp Academy became a charter member of the Southeastern Association of Independent Schools.  The first commencement was held in the spring of 1972.  In the fall of 1975 the school suffered a devastating loss when the main educational building was destroyed by fire.  However, because of the dedication of students and parents alike, the school year was completed without a single day missed.  In 1986 Crisp Academy joined the Georgia Independent School Association.  Since its founding, the Academy has expanded its educational program to include a 3, 4, and 5-year-old kindergarten and grades 1 through 12. The school has approximately 250 students in grades 3K through 12, serving students from Crisp, Worth, Wilcox, Dooly, Turner, and Sumter counties.  The Academy is governed by a self-perpetuating Board of Trustees and is a member of the Georgia Independent School Association.  The school received its initial accreditation from the Georgia Accrediting Commission in 1971.

Way Down South in

Dear Old Georgia

Where the Skies are Blue

Proudly Stands Our

Alma Mater

Hail, Oh Hail to You.

Alma Mater Thee We'll Honor

True and Loyal Be,

We'll Uphold that

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Crisp Academy!