Arlington Christian School was founded in 1958; they bought 22 acres (89,000 m2) of land and a building by 1959. On September 14, 1959, the school opened with 140 students in grades one through nine and a staff of twelve. Athletics at the time included soccer, basketball, and cheerleading. Since then the athletics department has grown to include: softball, tennis, baseball, track and field, cross country, volleyball, and recently football. In addition to athletics we have added: music, drama, art, and foreign language. With the school's rapid expansion, the need for more space became a problem, which was accommodated by a donation of land in south Fulton County. The present facilities were built; and in September 1976, the doors were opened at the new location. Two years later, a gymnasium was completed. In 1986, the school merged with Greater Atlanta Christian Schools. After seven years, families wanted a board and more local control of the school's operations. On July 1, 1994, the school was officially chartered as an independent entity. Since then the school has been blessed with its highest enrollment since 1974, while maintaining high academic standards and Christian principles. In August 2000, a high school hall was added, containing eight new classrooms, a computer and science lab, and a high school office.
Arlington Christian School is a college preparatory school that offers a variety of courses. Arlington currently offers four AP classes including AP Calculus, AP Chemistry, AP History, and AP English. More AP classes like AP Biology and AP Government will be offered for the 2009 - 2010 school year.
In the year 2008, Arlington celebrated its 50th anniversary.
2008-2009 Men's Basketball Class AA State Champions
2008-2009 Women's Basketball Class AA State Champions
2009-2010 Softball Class AA State Champions
2009-2010 Women's Basketball Class AA State Champions 2010-2011 Women's Basketball Class AAA State Champions
Arlington offers several different choices for Fine Arts, including: drama, band, chorus, art, and yearbook. The drama department competes in the One Act Play competition every fall; in ’06 their performance of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream took third place. The yearbook has been called one of the best yearbooks for a Georgia high school.