Get to Know George Walton Academy
George Walton Academy seeks students of exemplary character who will benefit from the challenge of a college-preparatory experience, who show potential for engagement in leadership and service opportunities, and whose parents' goals align with those of the school.
The admission committee evaluates each applicant on a variety of factors including academic records from current schools, recommendations from current teachers, individual interviews and performance on standardized assessments. Children applying to K4, K5 and first grade participate in a developmental screening and playgroup.
At every grade level, the admission process is rooted in finding the best match between prospective families and George Walton Academy. We look forward to getting to know your family better throughout the admissions process!
We’re always happy to mail you our admissions material. Simply submit your contact information and a packet will be on its way soon.
The best way to learn more about George Walton Academy is to come for a campus visit!
We host a variety of prospective family events throughout the year, or you may request an individual tour. To register to attend one of the events listed below or to request a tour, please click here.
Shadow days are available for prospective students applying to fifth through 11th grade. The half-day visit provides an opportunity to sit in on classes, meet students, and interact with teachers and staff. Shadow days begin at 8:15 a.m. and end following lunch (time varies depending on grade). Let us know if you’d like to schedule a shadow visit.
Our student ambassadors are selected annually to assist the admissions office in sharing the GWA experience with prospective families and students. Whether leading a campus tour, hosting a shadow student or assisting with a variety of school events, these students are eager to share their GWA story with your family. Please contact Cari Bailey if you’re interested in speaking with one our student ambassadors.
2018-2019 Admissions Events
Lunch & Learn About GWA
Join us in the Alumni Commons for an informal lunch with current parents, students and teachers to learn a little more about GWA. Lunch will be followed by a short campus tour. Space is limited; reservations are required. Please click here to resgister.
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
During an Open House event, prospective families will get an in-depth look at GWA’s approach to academics as well as the full student experience – and more. A presentation by our administration will be followed by a campus tour and a Q&A session with a panel of current parents. Please click here to register.
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Sunday, January 21, 2018
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Sunday, February 4, 2018
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
For more information about GWA admissions or any of the events listed above, please contact Director of Admissions Cari Bailey.