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Pinecrest Academy Recognized Among 2023 Best Schools

Pinecrest Academy in Cumming, Georgia, a Regnum Christi pre K-12 school, has been recognized as a 2023 Best School by, the market leader in connecting schools with students and families. This year, Pinecrest, a private PreK3-12 Catholic school in North Atlanta, Georgia, achieved the following rankings:

#1 Catholic High School in Atlanta

#1 Catholic High School in Georgia

#1 Private K-12 School in Forsyth County

#1 College Prep Private High School in Forsyth County

#10 Private K-12 School in Georgia

#46 Catholic High School in America

Pinecrest earned these rankings by scoring highly in many factors that aim to capture what it’s really like to attend the school.

Jake Rodgers, Head of School

“We are honored by this recognition, as we believe the pursuit of excellence lies at the core of our mission as a Catholic school,” commented Jake Rodgers, Pinecrest Academy Head of School. “Forming the next generation of Christian leaders takes a team, and our talented, dynamic faculty is dedicated to seeing the very best in each of our students. Achievements like this reflect the sum total of their efforts and speak to the amazing culture and community of our school.”

Niche has nearly 2.5 million school reviews from students, parents, and teachers. This provides an unparalleled, honest view into what people really think about a school. Niche is dedicated to constantly reevaluating data to ensure that statistics are current, accurate, and complete. Niche uses the most up-to-date data available from dozens of public data sources, including the Department of Education, U.S. Census, and FBI. Rankings are a blend of student and parent reviews, alongside dependable data.

Pinecrest Academy provides an atmosphere of academic rigor and critical thinking in a Christ-centered environment, implementing the educational philosophy of Integral Formation. Rooted in Catholic tradition and inspired by the goodness, beauty, and truth of the Christian worldview, the school’s whole-person educational method helps children discover their God-given gifts so they can fulfill their potential in academics and all areas of life.

Pinecrest has been a Cardinal Newman Society Catholic School of Excellence since 2007 and was ranked #1 Catholic High School in Georgia for the third consecutive year by The high school maintains a one hundred percent high school graduation rate, with graduates gaining acceptance into top colleges across the globe. The average class size is 15 students, allowing for more teacher-child interaction. Middle and High School students give of their time every year in service projects, as part of Pinecrest’s mission to form Christian leaders who will transform society. To learn more, visit .  View Pinecrest Academy’s profile at for the full list of rankings, methodologies, and data sources at

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Alex Kucera


Alex Kucera has lived in Atlanta, GA, for the last 46 years. He is one of 9 children, married to his wife Karmen, and has 3 girls, one grandson, and a granddaughter on the way. Alex joined Regnum Christi in 2007. Out of the gate, he joined the Helping Hands Medical Missions apostolate and is still participating today with the Ghana Friendship Mission.

In 2009, Alex was asked to be the Atlanta RC Renewal Coordinator for the Atlanta Locality to help the RC members with the RC renewal process. Alex became a Group Leader in 2012 for four of the Atlanta Men’s Section Teams and continues today. Running in parallel, in 2013, Alex became a Team Leader and shepherded a large team of good men.

Alex was honored to be the Atlanta Mission Coordinator between 2010 to 2022 (12 years), coordinating 5-8 Holy Week Mission teams across Georgia. He also created and coordinated missions at a parish in Athens, GA, for 9 years. Alex continues to coordinate Holy Week Missions, Advent Missions, and Monthly missions at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Cumming, GA.

From 2016 to 2022, Alex also served as the Men’s Section Assistant in Atlanta. He loved working with the Men’s Section Director, the Legionaries, Consecrated, and Women’s Section leadership teams.

Alex is exceptionally grateful to the Legionaries, Consecrated, and many RC members who he’s journeyed shoulder to shoulder, growing his relationship with Christ and others along the way. He knows that there is only one way, that’s Christ’s Way, with others!