George Walton Academy

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George Walton Academy Photo #1 - At George Walton Academy, our promise to you is that every child will be exposed to world-class educational opportunities within a safe, welcoming and supportive community. From Pre-K3 to senior year, we create an environment that encourages students not only to discover their passions but to thrive in the pursuit of them.
George Walton Academy Photo #2 - We`re constantly evaluating our methods, technology and programs in order to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing environment. Our objective is not to prepare students to face the world of today, but to thrive in the unknowns of the future. Flexibility, adaptability and self-evaluation are key in this endeavor.
George Walton Academy Photo #3 - Whether on the stage, in the studio, or during the halftime show, George Walton Academy values, cultivates and encourages each student`s unique creative abilities and interests.
George Walton Academy Photo #4 - A challenging academic program lies at the heart of what we do. We challenge you to find a school in the surrounding area that can match our students` academic outcomes, level of college preparedness, and the confidence and poise that comes with intensive scholastic study in a variety of content areas.
George Walton Academy Photo #5 - The new dance program at GWA is in full swing! Dancers are exploring the elements of ballet, jazz, musical theatre, contemporary and hip-hop techniques as well as learning choreography.
George Walton Academy Photo #6 - GWA is a member of the Georgia High School Association and offers a wide array of opportunities for students to participate in youth, middle and high school sports programs.
George Walton Academy Photo #7 - The athletics program is a key component of the school`s mission. With an emphasis on fostering positive relationships and mutual respect, encouraging personal responsibility and self-discipline, and cultivating good sportsmanship, our athletic teams provide much more than a physical outlet for students.
George Walton Academy Photo #8 - GWA's theatrical productions showcase the talent, creativity and imagination of students of all ages. The program provides opportunities to explore a full-range of theater arts - character development, acting, set design, theatrical makeup, stagecraft, and more. Through participation in theater arts, students develop communication skills, discover the value of collaboration, and grow in confidence.
  • George Walton Academy was founded on Judeo-Christian values, while respecting the heritage and beliefs of others.
  • GWA fosters a welcoming and inclusive community where students feel safe to discover and explore their interests and talents.
  • Each student is respected as an individual with unique physical, social, emotional, and intellectual gifts and abilities.
  • GWA teachers believe education should be relevant, engaging, and designed to equip each student to excel in college and beyond.
  • Curriculum and programs foster critical thinking and problem-solving skills, imagination, and creativity.
  • The school promotes positive relationships and believes mutual respect is a responsibility of every individual.
  • GWA also believes students should be accountable, learn to self-advocate, and take personal responsibility for their work, actions, and educational development.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Atlanta Association of Independent Schools (AAAIS)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Southern Association of Independent Schools
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1969

Student Body

Total Students772 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
2%
State avg.: 21%
Students by Grade George Walton Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers99 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
40%
Average Class Size17 students
Number of AP Courses13 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesArt, Calculus (AB), Calculus (BC), Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, English - Language, English - Literature, European History, Music Theory, Statistics, U.S. Government and Politics, U.S. History
Average SAT score1160
Average ACT score23
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesPre-K3 and Pre-K4 $4,640 (includes snacks) K5 - 5th Grades- $10,650 6th- 8th Grades - $12,650 9th - 12th Grades - $13,350
Admissions DirectorCari Bailey

Sports

Total Sports Offered18 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Drill Team, Equestrian, Fencing, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
DanceDrill Team,
EquestrianFencing,
FootballGolf,
LacrosseSoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWrestling,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.18 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
4-H Club, Anchor Club, Beta Club, Chess Club, Debate Team, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Gavel Club, History Bowl, Interact Club, Key Club, Latin Club, Literary Team, Majorettes, National Honor Society, Science Bowl Team, Student Council

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Equestrian Team, Youth Football and Cheerleading

School Notes

George Walton Academy provides challenging instruction, engaging experiences, and global perspectives designed to inspire lives of intellectual curiosity, integrity, and purpose.
  • We belive in Judeo-Christian values while respecting the heritage and beliefs of others.
  • We believe all students have the right to receive an education in a safe, supportive and nurturing environment.
  • We believe that each student is a valued individual with unique physical, social, emotional and intellectual abilities.
  • We believe in fostering students' critical thinking skills, academic talents and creativity.
  • We believe that promoting positive relationships and mutual respect is a responsibility of all students, staff and parents.
  • We believe that students should learn the valiue of taking persnal responsibility for their work, actions and educational development.
  • We believe students should demonstrate their understanding of essential knowledge and skills.
  • We believe that instruction should reflect innovative teaching methods and technology.
  • We believe learning is a lifelong process.
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