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George Walton Academy is a coeducational, independent, non-profit, college-preparatory day school founded in 1969. The school has nearly 1000 students in K4-12th grades. The academy serves students from Walton, Newton, Rockdale, Oconee, Morgan, Gwinnett, Clark, DeKalb and Barrow counties. The Academy is governed by a self-perpetuating Board of Trustees and is a member of the Southern Association of Independent Schools and the Georgia Independent School Association.

The school has 130 faculty and staff members with a ratio of one professional staff member to each twenty students. School counselors coordinate guidance, and individual faculty members assist as advisors to the students. The upper school counselor provides college and academic counseling.

George Walton Academy is accredited by the Georgia Accrediting Commission, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Southern Association of Independent Schools.

School Year
George Walton Academy's school year consist of 180 days divided into two semesters. Each semester is divided into two nine-week marking periods with upper school students attending six classes daily.

George Walton Academy does not report class rank.  Because of the Academy's selective admissions policy and demanding college preparatory curriculum, the specific ranking of students requires making distinctions based on too fine a margin. The academy does not weight AP or honor courses on transcripts. Grades from previous schools figured as transferred. Twenty-two units of credit are required for graduation.

100% of George Walton Academy graduates have been accepted into a college or university. A large majority of our graduates are eligible for scholarships.

For more information about specific grade levels, please follow the links below:


Lower School

Middle School

High School


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