The Walker School

  • The Walker School is metro Atlanta's 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.

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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 AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia
Year Founded1957

Student Body

Total Students987 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
27%
State avg.: 21%
Students by Grade The Walker School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers127 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
70%
Average Class Size14 students
Number of AP Courses27 courses
Advanced CoursesBiology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Comparative Government and Politics, Computer Science, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, European History, French Language, German Language, La, U.S. Government and Politics
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 17
Tuition NotesTuition ranges $12,920 - $23,680
% on Financial Aid
12%
Acceptance Rate
65%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorKatherine Harirson
Admissions AssociateRebecca Condon

Sports

Total Sports Offered17 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Diving, Equestrian, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
DivingEquestrian,
FootballGolf,
LacrosseSailing,
SoccerSoftball,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Wrestling

School Notes

  • Wonder guides the educational experience of students in preschool through 12th grade at Walker. It is in our DNA. We kindle students' innate curiosity and channel it into challenging curricula, engaging interpersonal relationships, demanding athletics, and stimulating extracurricular activities. Our goal is to help each child chart a path of self-realization, to discover who they are, and to become their best possible self. Equipped with a clarity of purpose, strong sense of self, and the confidence and skills to navigate a 21st century world, Walker students make their own path, leading in all manner of endeavor and following only where wonder leads. 
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Kennesaw
    Grades: PK-12 | 1088 students
    4.5 miles
    1275 Stanley Road
    Kennesaw, GA 30152
    (770)578-0182
    4.5 PK-12
    1088
  • Kennesaw
    Grades: NS-12 | 895 students
    5.9 miles
    4500 Eagle Drive
    Kennesaw, GA 30144
    (770)975-0252
    5.9 NS-12
    895
  • Marietta
    Grades: PK-12 | 643 students
    6.4 miles
    4385 Lower Roswell Road
    Marietta, GA 30068
    (770)971-0245
    6.4 PK-12
    643
  • Marietta
    Grades: K-8 | 442 students
    1 miles
    81 Lacy St Nw
    Marietta, GA 30060
    (770)428-3328
    1 K-8
    442
  • Smyrna
    Whitefield Academy
    Whitefield Academy Photo - Morris Hall, Upper School
    (Christian)
    Grades: PK-12 | 851 students
    10.2 miles
    1 Whitefield Drive SE
    Smyrna, GA 30126
    (678)305-3000
    10.2 PK-12
    851

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (7 reviews)
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We have been a Walker family for four years. Our daughter joined the Walker family in 6th grade and is now in 9th welcoming her 6th grade brother. We have marveled at not only watching our daughter navigate her middle school experience but her find her voice in confidence as a young adult. I couldn`t agree more with a previous sharing how down-to-earth and diverse the Walker community is. We have had our typical middle school mishaps and stumbles, but we are so thankful for a small environment to use the mishaps as teachable moments to allow for growth and character development. We loved our neighborhood public schools, but both my children as they were closer to approaching middle school felt they weren`t being "heard" and were losing their love of learning. A neighbor had been telling us for years to check Walker out. When my daughter did her shadow day she was sold! The lunch offerings didn`t hurt either! Walker not only offers a top tier academic environment for children to thrive across all divisions, but they are the embodiment of a true family atmosphere. The administrators and staff work closely to ensure that each child`s unique offerings have a place at Walker.
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Walker school provides a great combination of a nurturing and challenging environment for children. There is a lot of focus on overall development of your child in addition to the academics. Children are well prepared to excel in the next step in their life. Both my boys have enjoyed coming to school everyday. Worth every penny spent!!!!
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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!
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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!
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