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About This School

The Galloway School is a private high school in Atlanta. 747 students go to The Galloway School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian. Pace Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • Latin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Bicycling
    • Cross country
    • Fencing
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Volleyball
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School
White, non-Hispanic 85%
Black, non-Hispanic 8%
Asian 4%
Hispanic 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0%
Multiracial 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    Great teachers and engaging hands-on learning are what make this school special for our family. Our children are encouraged to do their best and also to be curious and creative. It's a wonderful environment for learning; which is evident when you see the energy and interest level in the classrooms. There is a strong community with many ways to get involved. The college counseling program is also great.

  • (10 months ago)

    Galloway is a fabulous school and allows our children to learn in a fun environment thus allowing them to retain the information that is taught to them. I would not classify it as a school for "different" kids however a school for kids who are accepted for who they are. They are not expected to fit into a box. The leadership is exemplary and the kids are well adjusted. I would highly recommend this school for a family who is looking for their child to be well educated confident kind and happy!

  • (10 months ago)

    I feel so blessed to have found The Galloway School 7 years ago... and it just keeps getting better. The new Head of School has taken something great and begun an improvement program which has already made significant impact. The strong culture has been re-energized and the future looks bright! The staff and teaching changes are just what the school needed and the internal and external communication has improved ten-fold. The leadership is aligning and I am excited to enter this next chapter in the amazing history of this unique cutting-edge school. While I wouldn't say that the school was broken... it definitely had hit a plateau. It is fun to begin the climb again and the students faculty and staff are rising to the challenge. Whether it be academics sports arts or any other area -- Galloway continues to focus on Mastery while building a Community I am honored to be a part of. That's so Galloway... Go Scots!

  • (10 months ago)

    The Galloway School is a fabulous place. It's a true community of learners - parents teachers and students work together in the pursuit of excellence. If you're interested you'd better apply NOW because there are wait lists at every grade level.

  • (10 months ago)

    If only I could board my kids at Galloway I would!! We've been there through all of the new administration changes and all I can say is that Galloway is the place to be!! New Head of school is one of the most forward-thinking approachable and action-oriented person. I have 2 happy kids that have increased their thinking skills academic ability and sense if responsibility ten-fold since enrolling in Galloway!! Only wish I had gone there as a child!!

  • (10 months ago)

    Galloway just keeps getting better! We are thrilled with the fabulous forward-thinking and dynamic leadership - expert teachers who love and challenge our children - and a warm inclusive caring community! Our children love going to school and remain happy confident and engaged in this challenging engaging project based collaborative academic environment. Read any article about what school should be in today's world and you'll see the characteristics values and practices of the Galloway School!! Come visit us and see for yourself!

  • (10 months ago)

    FACT-massive leadership turnover at all levels every year. This cannot be denied by anyone. In the last ten years 6 Head Masters (new one this year) 3 Early Learning Principals (new one next year) 5 Middle Learning Principals (new one next year) 4 Middle Learning Asst. Principals (new one next year) 2 Middle Learning Counselors 3 Admission Directors (new one next year) Galloway is run by inexperienced moms/parents who are getting on- the-job-experience. You don't notice this unless you have a problem and then you see who is handling issues. This place is for kids who can't get into a normal school. Yes there are some good kids but they are all secretly trying to leave without telling anyone. They are all seen at the same SSAT test sites. When you ask if they are applying out they say "no just taking the test for fun". Sure Right!

  • (11 months ago)

    Graduating from this place was the happiest day of my life not because I was actually graduating but because I never had to go back to this place ever again. This school epitomizes the "participation trophy generation." For instance this school has an award ceremony and students who were literally failing school get awards. Meanwhile top students are heavily discouraged from taking challenging schedules. Mediocrity is often accepted. There is also just not a focus on academics enough at this school. Many teachers think that they can get away with not teaching material relevant to SAT subject tests AP's etc. just because they are a private school. When I arrived at college I was struggling during the first year to catch up with students who received proper college prep educations. Galloway can count on me not to donate a single penny in the future.

  • (11 months ago)

    I find it suspicious that the day Galloway holds its award ceremony is the day the post below is all about awards. Sour grapes?

  • (1 year ago)

    Our family loves the Galloway School! How often in life can you say that the promises in the sales pitch were not only met but exceeded? The school promises learning in a socially and emotionally safe environment where the whole community is enthusiastic and supporting of each individual child's interests and creativity. My daughter absolutely loves school. I love that. I also want to comment on the diversity graph on this web page. Although my daughter is one of the children of color that would be counted in this designation it is important to me to know that our community is supportive of differences no matter what they are. We have a deep and truly diverse community that is welcoming cohesive curious thoughtful and respectful. This school and community is growing children with more than just factual knowledge we are building human beings that have depth-of-character. That is what I REALLY want for my family.

  • (1 year ago)

    Galloway is a fantastic school. My son attended from PreK until 12th grade. He formed many wonderful friendships - with his teachers and classmates was nurtured and valued as an individual had a demanding and interesting curriculum was exposed to a wide variety of extracurriculars excelled in the performing arts wrote across the curriculum (research papers in chemistry original research projects in biology) was challenged in all of his classes and really found out who he was. He is now a college sophomore is passionate about his field of study and was VERY WELL prepared for college. If you want your child to be a robotic test taker/grade grubber this is not the place for you. If you want your child to be passionate authentic committed well read and educated this is the place for you.

  • (1 year ago)

    It is still "Hippies on the Hill". This is where all the different kids/parents go. "Be who you want to be" doesn't matter if you fit into society!

  • (1 year ago)

    We have three students at Galloway and the facts speak for themselves 1. The Galloway School has the right balance - there is focus on academics accountability athletics community and integrity. It really is an environment created for learning; 2. Galloway's genuinely diverse student body is offered an academically challenging curriculum from a strong and committed faculty in an environment that encourages and fosters collaboration and nurtures individuals learning strengths and styles; 3. The school supports a strong athletic program and is committed to making it even better. Galloway fields competitive teams founded on the principal of participation by all interested athletes; 4. Galloway's new headmaster (began summer 2012) has brought a renewed energy and focus to the school based on the schools' four pillars including fearlessness and individuality.

  • (1 year ago)

    There are a lot of great schools with strong academic programs to choose from in Atlanta. What Galloway offers in addition to strong academics exceptional arts and a wide variety of outstanding sports teams (including ultimate Frisbee by the way!) is gentle guidance and instruction in how to be a good person. How to care for yourself your friends and your community. How to care for the world. We feel lucky to be a part of such a wonderful school!

  • (1 year ago)

    What an amazing school in every aspect. Its our 5th year at Galloway and each year just gets better and better. The school's philosophy of child centered learning is so beneficial for both of my children who are very different learners. The teachers and the principal have been so accommodating to my oldest child who we found out has some mild learning difficulties. He has overcome those issues thanks to his amazing teachers who just truly are the best. The Galloway community is very warm and friendly - I tell my children all the time how lucky they are that they go to such an awesome school.

  • (1 year ago)

    I have two kids in Middle Learning. I have found Galloway to be an excellent match for our family. The community at Galloway is stronger than any of the other area public schools that I have experienced. This was evident from my first tour of the school - the smiles on the faces of the kids in the hallways and in the classrooms said it all. Academics in middle learning are also very strong with a large number of "rock star" teachers. It is true that there has been some leadership instability in recent years. That has hopefully been resolved with recent hires in Middle Learning and a new Head of School. I think the current leadership is excellent - experienced administrators with philosophies in line with Galloway's vision and culture. My children have had a great experience at Galloway. They haven't experienced any of the bullying others have referenced. What cases I know of from other parents have been dealt with responsibly by the school. Both of my children have had good experiences with extra-curriculars and have been challenged in classes. This is especially true for my gifted son. I would recommend Galloway to any family.

  • (1 year ago)

    The early learning teachers are phenomenal. There is a real commitment sophistication and interest in child development. They understand how to provide structure for children while allowing them to follow their interests to fuel their excitement to learn. If you walk through the halls you will see lots of happy children and attentive teachers. Everything about the school is centered around respecting your community and the larger world which is really inspiring to see in action. Also the new head of school is hands down one of the most impressive educational leaders in the country (and we have high standards coming from NYC). Our son who is in kindergarten has never been happier to go to school. He loves being involved in the soccer team science and chess clubs. He feels safe loved challenged and inspired at Galloway. What more can you ask for as a parent?

  • (2 years ago)

    Amazing staff wonderful family support creative fun approach to teaching. I can't say enough about how wonderful our experience has been at Galloway! My kids are always happy to go to school...and are disappointed when there is a day off. They feel respected and independent which makes all human beings feel good. There is a lot of flexibility at Galloway and still there are high standards to be your best self...a hard balance to strike. We are so grateful that this school exists. It seems to instill all the values we believe in without unduly stressing our kids out.

  • (2 years ago)

    We have been very pleased with our selection of Galloway for our children. They have had a great experience socially athletically and acadmically and people are always amazed at how mature they are. Galloway has a rigorous AP curriculum and great college matriculations but the journey to getting there does not have the peer pressure cliques and college counseling directives that are present at many of the other private schools. From Galloway you can get into a great college and finish high school with confidence and maturity but also enjoy the path to getting there.

  • (2 years ago)

    Galloway is a wonderful place for kids and families. We are a small school where students faculty and familes are partners in education. Decisions are made based on what is best for the student - this school is flexible and caring in the extreme. The academics are solid participation in extracurricular activities is open to all - even to the point of high schoolers being able to choose multiple activities that would be mutually exclusive) in other schools A student's experience at this school depends on the student - there is no cookie cutter approach at Galloway. While not the place for all (for example if your student needs structure across the board) - a motivated able student will find unparalled freedom and self expression; Each and every student will be supported by caring teachers and staff. If you like the idea of kids being partners in their own education you will love this place! And a nice relaxed atmosphere too!

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