The Walker School

700 Cobb Parkway N,
Marietta, GA, 30062-0300
     Tel: (770)427-2689
Grades: PK - 12 | 962 students
The Walker School is the college-preparatory independent school for families seeking an engaging educational experience within an intimately scaled, caring and diverse community where opportunities abound and meaningful relationships inspire transformative learning.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Atlanta Association of Independent Schools (AAAIS)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
National Association of College Admissions Counselors
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12
Year Founded 1957

Student Body

Total Students 962 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 21%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade The Walker School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 127 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 70%
Average Class Size 18 students
Number of AP Courses 23 courses
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 17
Yearly Tuition Cost $11,000
Tuition Notes The tuition range for 2014-2015 is $11,000 - $20,100.
% on Financial Aid 12%
Acceptance Rate 65%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Brad Brown
Admissions Associate Katherine Harrison

School Notes:

Walker’s dedicated teachers exude contagious intellectual energy, demonstrate authentic interest in the life of the mind that extends beyond their core subject areas, and model genuine respect for students and one another.

Through their actions and interactions, Walker teachers cultivate students’ spirit of wanting to know in every setting—the classroom and the hallway, the laboratory and the library, the art studio and the stage, the court and the playing field.

Walker students, feeling known and encouraged by their teachers and classmates, come to value the experience over the applause, developing along the way the confidence to explore new avenues of thinking, the wisdom to articulate meaningful insights, and the fortitude to act with integrity and honor.

At the culmination of this carefully guided, increasingly independent journey from pre-K through grade 12, Walker graduates have evolved from curious young learners into critically thinking, individually expressive, confidently collaborative, and admirably honest young adults thoroughly prepared for the intellectual and relational challenges of college and life.

Profile last updated: 02/21/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Collins Academy (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Joseph Catholic School (1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Atlanta Classical Christian Academy (1.8 miles away)
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  • MariettaHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award St. Joseph Catholic School
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    MariettaGA30060
    (770)428-3328
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      (Baptist)
    729 Lawrence St Ne
    MariettaGA30060
    (770)514-8255
      (Baptist)
    1.1 mi | 9 students | Gr. 7-12                      
  • MariettaAtlanta Classical Christian Academy
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    505 Atlanta Street SE
    MariettaGA30060
    (770)874-8885
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    1.8 mi | 76 students | Gr. PK-8                      
  • MariettaCarman Adventist School
      (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    1330 Cobb Parkway N
    MariettaGA30062
    (770)424-0606
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    1.9 mi | 80 students | Gr. K-8                      
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School Reviews

Recommended
1 year ago
Both of my boys started Walker in Pre K. They are now in upper school at Walker. The organizational skills, study habits, and foundation they are receiving at Walker will prepare them for college and beyond!
- Posted by Parent
Recommended
1 year ago
The Walker Preschool is fantastic. A great combination of nurturing environment and challenging opportunities. Supportive faculty work hard to help every student become confident and capable. Special classes include music, Spanish, art, science lab, computer classes. The school uses the latest technology to enhance developmentally appropriate lessons. A vibrant library serves just pre-K and Kindergarten and is open in the summer. The building and playground are secure and safe. Before school and after school care programs are available.
- Posted by Parent
Recommended
1 year ago
My children have graduated, but thrived in a nurturing atmosphere that challenged them academically. Walker provided a well rounded program with sports opportunities, art, music, technology, and individual personal attention from the faculty. Both my children were well prepared for college and had actually read some of the same materials they encountered at college while they were at Walker. Best money I ever spent!
- Posted by Parent
Recommended
1 year ago
It is great hearing my children recount their days at school...''Mom, I bet you didn''t know'', ''I wonder if...'', and ''You''ll never guess what we did today!'' The intellectual energy on the entire campus is amazing. I love what my children are learning, but more importantly how they are learning to think! In addition, there is a real family feel...children are known and celebrated!
- Posted by Parent
Recommended
1 year ago
Awesome school with a great academic program. Learning experience is one of a kind. Great lunches and athletic program. There are also many clubs and extracurricular activities that nourish the brain well. Students can also participate in sports and student council as they wish. I doesn''t get much better than this.
- Posted by Student/Alumni

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The average private school tuition in Marietta, GA is $9,279 for elementary schools and $6,568 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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