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Expanding Our Possibilities

Today we’re committed to the same values and objectives solidified by the founding GWA Board of Trustees in 1969: a quality education in a college preparatory environment. From our humble beginnings in Good Hope, George Walton Academy has grown from a few modest buildings on leased property to a beautiful, wooded campus on 60 acres in the heart of Monroe. GWA opened with 132 initial students; we now welcome almost 800 students from seven different counties.

But it’s not just about the numbers. As we respond to the changing physical needs of our programs, curriculum and student population, GWA remains dedicated to expanding the scope and reach of its mission.

Our Commitment

We’re committed to developing each child’s passions and strengths through academics, athletics and the arts. However, we understand that an excellent education today is more nuanced than a list of subjects or extracurricular offerings; it’s also about providing global perspectives in the classroom and an integrated experience for every student that extends beyond the normal school day.

With an emphasis on Judeo-Christian values, our students, guided by an exceptional faculty and staff, develop into young men and women who are foundationally equipped to engage as servant leaders. Upon graduating, GWA students are not only prepared to excel in higher education; they’re also ready to make meaningful and lasting contributions to their local, national and global communities.


George Walton Academy is a college preparatory school that prepares students to become contributing citizens and leaders in a global society by promoting intellectual, physical, artistic and ethical excellence.

We Believe…

  • In Judeo-Christian values while respecting the heritage and beliefs of others.

  • All students have the right to receive an education in a safe, supportive and nurturing environment.

  • Each student is a valued individual with unique physical, social, emotional and intellectual abilities.

  • In fostering students’ critical thinking skills, academic talents and creativity.

  • That promoting positive relationships and mutual respect is a responsibility of all students, staff and parents.

  • Students should learn the value of taking personal responsibility for their work, actions and educational development.

  • Students should demonstrate their understanding of essential knowledge and skills.

  • Instruction should reflect innovative teaching methods.

  • Learning is a lifelong process.