Skip Navigation

Discover GWA


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.

We are excited to offer a Pre-K3 class for the 2019-2020 school year. This half-day program will prepare our youngest Bulldogs for the K4 admission screening while introducing them to all that GWA has to offer. Space is very limited, please contact Cari Bailey for details and availability.

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!

Learn More

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

Thursday, Dec. 5 at 10 a.m. – Preview Day

Sunday, Jan. 26 at 2 p.m. – Open House

Wednesday, March 11, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Walk in Wednesday

Sunday, April 19 at 2 p.m. – Open House

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 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.


Personal Preview

Meet with our Director of Admission, Cari Bailey, for a personal preview of George Walton Academy. We'd love to introduce you to GWA, answer any questions you might have, get to know your family and take you on a tour of our campus. Contact Cari Bailey at or call 678-635-3810.