George Walton Academy

Tel: (770)267-7578
Our small classes offer increased individualized attention from our dedicated teacher base.
Our small classes offer increased individualized attention from our dedicated teacher base.
  • George Walton Academy was founded in 1969 by parents and community leaders looking for a strong, college preparatory, private school with Judeo-Christian values.
  • The Academy is interested in the development and well being of the total child as a person, scholar, citizen and athlete.
  • We believe that each child is different, but we have high expectations for all our students and expect that they will put forth their best efforts at all times.
  • The Academy emphasizes the importance of good manners, concerns for the rights of others and proper conduct.
  • We believe that a school setting with small classes, competent and caring teachers, and a strong college preparatory curriculum which stresses excellence, intellectual challenge, student responsibility, and hard work creates a confident young person ready for the adult world.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.State or regional independent school association
Georgia Accrediting Commission
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded1969

Student Body

Total Students839 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 25%
Students by GradeGeorge Walton Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers99 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size17 students
Number of AP Courses13 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 score1260

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$10,000
Tuition NotesK4 - $4,500 (includes snacks) K5 - 3rd Grades- $9700 4th Grade- $9825 5th - 6th Grades - $10140 7th - 8th Grades - $ 10420 9th - 10th Grades - $10630 11th Grade - $10785 12th Grade - $11095
Admissions DirectorCari Bailey
Admissions AssociatePam Lampe


Total Sports Offered14 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Drill Team, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
Drill TeamFootball,
TennisTrack and Field,


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

The mission of George Walton Academy, a college preparatory school, is to prepare students to become contributing citizens in a global society by promoting intellectual, physical, artistic and ethical excellence.
  • 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.

Profile last updated: 01/29/2016

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