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Beyond the Bell - Fall 2018

To register for any of these classes or camps, please download this application and turn it in at the school office or email it to Stacy May at


Tae Kwon Do

Tae Kwon Do is a Martial Art that is about defending and keeping oneself from getting hurt. It is also about focus, discipline, balance, respect, and confidence. It also improves flexibility and is an active cardio workout.

When: Begins Tuesday, August 21, once per week throughout the year

First-Fourth grade: 3:30-4:30

Fifth grade and up: 4:30 to 5:30 

Cost: $60 per month, plus the cost of uniform ($30)



The GWA Guitar Club provides the opportunity for students to learn to play guitar from beginner to advanced levels. Classes are grouped for Lower school students from grades three to five and middle/upper school grades six to 12. Some smaller sized instruments are available for use, but it is preferable for students to use their own instruments.  

When: August 15 - December 5, once per week

Third-12th grade lessons available 

Cost: $250 per semester


Perfectly Polished

Encourages, inspires, mentors and teaches your young person the self-confidence needed to become a contributing member of the community.  During this 10 week program, your child will learn the seven ingredients of a great introduction, self-esteem, confidence building, first impressions, meeting and greeting, eye contact, handshakes, confident leadership voice, table manners, setting the table, and line dances (including Fox Trot, Cha Cha, and Shag).

When: Begins in November

Fifth, sixth, and seventh graders invited, 30 students max

Cost: $300 for 10 weeks


Musical Theater Camp

ALL SKILL LEVELS ARE WELCOME!  Participants will learn about the main components for creating a quality theatrical performance.  Students will explore acting, dance, improvisation, monologue work, stage combat, singing and more.  Parents are invited to attend a short performance during our final session.

When: Begins September 10, three-week session 



Using iPads and the popular creative sandbox game Minecraft, students will have a blast working together to build houses, castles, and many other items in a 3D world. Participants will learn and practice concepts and skills such as Teamwork, Architectural History, and Papercraft modeling.

When: August 16 - September 27

1st - 5th grade

Cost: $150 


Ready, Set, Sew

Students will learn the basics of sewing using a sewing machine, serger and hand-stitching techniques. Now is the chance to try your hand at something new.  We will learn basics of sewing, adding trim, finishing seams, basic hand work and inserting zippers as we make an embellished, beaded pillow, plus a zippered cosmetic or marker bag and finally a canvas tote bag with pocket. Class to include use and instruction of all cutting and marking tools. (Scissors, cutting mats, rotary cutter, fabric markers and rulers), all high-quality canvas, glass beads and embellishments, home dec fabrics, threads, zippers and webbing, and all materials for all projects are included. Class is open to boys, girls, men and women! You will not need sewing skills, just a desire to learn and your sense of adventure. If you have access to a sewing machine in good operating order, let's get you using it! For additional information, contact Dale at    

When: August 15 - September 26, meeting every Wednesday from 3:15 until 4:30. 

4th grade and up

Cost: $175


Stop Motion Camp

Let your imagination be your guide as you create stop-motion video stories from start to finish.  You will learn how to create a concept, develop the idea with a storyboard, produce a set, and video record this unique type of storytelling.  Each week brings a new focus and type of video. 

When: September 11-October 16

Third- Fifth grade

Price: $150



The tennis class (session A) coached by Alex Lussi, is designed to introduce the fundamentals of the game as well as spark interest in a lifelong sport! The class will focus on technique, scoring, footwork, and teamwork!

When: Session A begins 9/5 and 9/6, session B begins 10/24 and 10/25. five weeks, once per week 

3:15 Wednesdays third grade and up    

3:15 Thursdays K4-second 

Cost: $125 



Learn and practice the skills to compete on a team and in individual eSport matches.  A fun after-school time of competition, teamwork, and skill-building using the fastest growing sport, video games.

When: October 4 - November 15

First-Fifth grade

Cost: $150



Local quilt professional Dale Shinneman will lead you through basic quilt planning, construction, quilting and finishing of a 52” x 64” quilt! Class to include use and instruction of all cutting and marking tools. (Scissors, cutting mats, rotary cutter, fabric markers and rulers), all quilt shop quality fabrics, threads, batting and binding plus computerized quilting and all general piecing, quilting and binding information. Class is open to boys, girls, men and women!  You will need very basic sewing skills and a good sense of humor.  If you have access to a sewing machine in good operating order, let's get you using it!  For additional information, contact Dale at

When: October 10 - November 28, every Wednesday from 3:15 to 4:30

Sixth grade and up

Cost: $215



Inspirit Dance Company is excited to offer after-school dance classes at George Walton Academy. Taught on campus after school, classes will focus on ballet, jazz and musical theatre technique and performance. Students are given the opportunity to perform in our annual year-end show, as well as other performance opportunities. Please call Genie at 706-338-7969 if you have any questions.

When: Fall semester, once per week

Beginners: Tuesday 3:30 - 4:30

Intermediate: Wednesday 3:30 - 4:30

Cost: $65 per month