About ATG Learning Academy

ATG Learning Academy is a K-12 private school in the heart of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, serving students of all backgrounds and abilities since 2005.

We believe all students have the potential to become successful, confident learners when educators apply the right methods. At ATG, students who once struggled in a traditional school setting receive personal attention and individualized education plans that fit their unique learning needs.

Our Mission

We strive to clear a path for students of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities to pursue academic success, gain independence, and contribute their unique gifts to our community and the world.


In 2005, educators from a tutoring center in Bucks County saw a need to improve educational opportunities for students with learning differences. ATG Learning Academy received its license in October of that year.

Over the next decade, the school’s academic offerings grew, and so did its student population. In early 2019, ATG moved to a historic schoolhouse in Chalfont, PA.

In today’s changing world, ATG has realigned its mission to work with individuals of all ages. For early learners we offer a prekindergarten program that set students up for kindergarten success. For school aged children we offer academic and cognitive therapy classes. For adults we offer Arrowsmith, our cognitive therapy program.

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ATG Learning Academy is staffed with caring, qualified, experienced education professionals. Our teachers are certified in our core curriculum, as well as our specialty program offerings such as the Arrowsmith Program.

Kathleen Smookler
Michelle Disipio Checchia
Director of Education

Michelle has recently become our Director of Education. She has also been a multifaceted teacher at ATG Learning Academy.

David Howell
David Howell
Teacher +

David is a long standing teacher at ATG Learning Academy. His favorite subjects include Science and History.

Shelley Brownstein
Speech and Language Pathologist

Shelley is a Speech Language Pathologist. She specializes in treating the areas of auditory processing and language learning deficits. Shelley believes strongly in the team process here at ATG Learning Academy and has been with us since 2007.

Joe Oakley

Joe graduated from ATG Learning Academy and now has set aside time during the week to give back to his school which helped him Achieve His Goals.

Mary Matthews

Mary Matthews has joined our team as Art teacher.  Stop by ATG to see the Art Display Hallway.

Annissa Gaillard
Teacher +

Annissa graduated from Temple University with a degree in Early Childhood-Elementary Education Pre-K through Grade 4.

Julie Druzak

Julie is a graduate of Temple University and teaches Gym and Health for ATG Learning Academy.

Robert Frantz
Teacher Volunteer

Bob graduated from Tiehl College with a Bachelor of Science and received his teaching degree from Immaculata College.

Show Your Support

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, ATG relies on the generous support of community members and organizations to serve more students in need of innovative educational programs and services.


It is the policy of ATG Learning Academy to provide employment and services without discrimination. We employ and provide our educational services without regard to race, color, religious creed, disability, ancestry, national origin (including limited English proficiency), age, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or any other factor protected by law.