During the late 1990’s, the Catholic population of North Georgia tripled. In response to the overwhelming need for Catholic education, the Archdiocese of Atlanta built three new elementary schools in Alpharetta, Roswell, and Tyrone. Queen of Angels Catholic School became part of the Catholic Education of North Georgia, Inc. (CENGI), established to oversee the financial needs of the construction of the new Archdiocesan schools. CENGI continues to own and operate six schools in the Archdiocese inclusive of Queen of Angels Catholic School.
As a regional Catholic school, Queen of Angels differs from the traditional parochial school model in that the school is not affiliated with one parish or church. Instead, Queen of Angels serves students from eighteen Catholic parishes and faith communities in the North Fulton metro Atlanta area. The principal reports directly to the superintendent of Catholic schools of the Archdiocese of Atlanta.
The school opened its doors in September of 1999 and was dedicated to our Blessed Mother by Archbishop John Francis Donoghue who named the school Queen of Angels Catholic School, with the accompanying motto: Ave Regina, Caeli et Terra. Translated from Latin, “Hail Queen of Heaven and Earth,” the motto is taken from ancient hymns to the Blessed Virgin. The Queen of Angels Catholic School logo consists of twelve stars representing the twelve apostles. There is an “M” with an “R” in the second loop for “Regina.” The crown is symbolic of the Coronation of the Blessed Virgin and thus, her Queenship.