"Students at Galloway develop an abiding love for learning."
Students enrolled 747
Hours 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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215 W Wieuca Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30342

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August 18, 2014
What a great first week back at Galloway! We've been at the school for 2 years now and all my kids were excited to go back to class. One week in, they all adore their teachers. The school is SO welcoming and friendly. So glad we chose it for our kids!

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2014
The first week of school was great! My child's transition was easy and he is happy! So glad we chose Galloway!

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April 20, 2014
We are finishing up our first year here in early learning. What a truly amazing place this is. My son has blossomed in this environment. The teachers have been very in touch with his specific needs and learning style, and have given him all of the tools he needs to keep moving positively on his journey of learning. I really like tehe collaborative style, as well. The teachers have made me and my husband very much a part of the team. I have also been impressed with the way the school is managed. There is an innovative spirit that pervades everything that is going on. While it is not my place to question the negative reviewers here, my sense is that they have had very unfortunate, but isolated negative experiences. Everyone I know has a very positive opinion of Galloway.

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2014
As we conclude our 5th year at Galloway I am only energized by all of the positive changes and dynamic programming that goes on at Galloway. My kids NEVER seem to amaze me with the things they learn at school. People make "issue" over the change in administration, but I believe it has been only for the better and the Galloway Community has AMAZING things to look forward to. We couldn't be ANY happier! This is truly the perfect school for my 2 VERY different children! (And for me too!!) What a loving community!

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2014
Our family has been at Galloway for 15 years and the school and community have been true gifts to us. Galloway teachers understand education - that it's more than just imparting information. With small classrooms and lessons that engage students across the curriculum, Galloway teachers have inspired a love of learning in my children. Additionally, we are fortunate that Galloway's value set mirrors our family's value set. Galloway is a school with a moral compass - students are taught to respect themselves and others, to be responsible members of a school community, and to understand that actions have consequences. I am grateful that my children have received a terrific education and are becoming people of character in this special school community.

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2014
We are finishing our third year at Galloway and I can't say enough positive things about the school, the staff, the families, and my child's experience. She is learning things so much earlier than I did and more than just learning facts, she is learning how to apply these facts. As a mom who does work outside of the home some, I also especially appreciate the community feel of the school. The parents seem grounded and truly vested in their kids' education. We are so happy to be a part of this community.

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2014
We have been at Galloway for 7yrs. I feel very fortunate to be a part of this wonderful community. As there are no perfect people, there are no perfect schools. What I can sincerely say is that every year has been amazing for my son. His teachers set high expectations for him. They have nurtured and stretched him to be his best academically and as a good citizen. His ERB scores have him in the top percentile, so they must be doing something right! The administration is always willing to listen and respond to the needs of the students and community. My family is very happy here.

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2014
We chose this school 12 years ago for our then 3 year old son. It was then, and continues to be, one of the best decisions we have ever made for our family!

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2014
We couldn't be happier with The Galloway School. We are in our third year at Galloway and our daughter was just accepted into the Pre-K program. My son has been challenged, supported and excited by his education so far. The teachers and staff are experts at their craft. I feel fortunate that such a place exists for my children to attend. I wish I could have gone to a school like Galloway. The support of the community at Galloway has been wonderful and I feel lucky to be a part of it.

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2014
The Galloway School was our first choice of schools over several highly regarded private schools in the metropolitan Atlanta area. We chose Galloway for our child because of the school's emphasis on critical thinking. After being a part of Galloway for two years now, we can already see our child's use of Galloway's critical thinking methods as well as the development of a true love of learning. We have also discovered and become a part a diverse community that embraces challenges, change and achievement. We feel very fortunate to be a part of the Galloway community.

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2014
My senior was just accepted to her dream college from Galloway, and has other choices as well (thank you Galloway college counselors!). As hard as it is to think about her graduation, we are forever grateful that she had the opportunity to be at this warm, nurturing yet challenging school. She learned to love learning, to express herself, to respect herself and others, and to be independent. From her first days in EL where she was encouraged to be curious, to ML where her unique talents were appreciated and she learned collaboration, to UL where she learned to really challenge herself academically, to write and present well, and to get involved in her community, she has loved this school. The teachers here are top-notch and love what they do. The administration is forward-thinking and interested in what is developmentally appropriate and the best for each child. No place could have prepared her better for the challenges of college, but she also had opportunities to learn to be an engaged citizen. We are so grateful she has had a chance to be at this very special school!

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2014
Galloway is the perfect fit for my two children. It saddens me to read the few negative comments, and I think it just supports the fact that no school is the right fit for every family and every child. Galloway is the school for children who love to learn and can thrive in an environment that emphasizes learning by doing. Galloway does not put a strong emphasis on standardized test scores, but instead on critical thinking, collaboration, writing, analyzing, and creating. The teachers want students to be dynamic thinkers and teachers strive to make learning relevant. The leadership (teachers and administration) work to build a strong supportive community and work with parents to help each child reach their potential, build upon their strengths, and develop their weaknesses. It is a wonderful community, and my family is very proud to be a part.

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2014
Galloway is a joyful community. My children hate to miss even a single day of school. The Head of School is a remarkable leader who models lifelong learning, responsible citizenship, and genuine compassion every day. The faculty and staff are innovative, and encourage the children to reach for excellence in everything they do. Most of all, Galloway is a place where every day is not only a stepping stone to college and life beyond school, but it is also a moment in time valued for itself. At Galloway, the process of learning is in itself fun, exciting, and worthwhile. When my children bolt out of the car every morning and run into school, I wish I could go with them.

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2014
I only wish that I had a school like Galloway when I was a student. My children have been challenged academically, nurtured and respected by their teachers, been on competitive sports teams and learned teamwork and collaboration. They have learned to write well and express themselves. Because they felt respected by their teachers and peers, they have been confident taking academic risks and challenges. They have a great love of learning and remain curious about the world around them. As they progressed from Early to Middle to Upper Learning, the transitions were seamless and the workload appropriate. The teachers truly care about the students and go the extra mile to ensure their success not only for their particular class, but for the rest of the students' lives.

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2014
Our family is about to complete our ninth year at Galloway. Our children have grown up there. It is our home away from home. Here are the Top Ten Reasons Why We Love The Galloway School (in no particular order)! 1. the partnership between teachers and parents, 2. our children are THINKERS and problem-solvers, 3. a collaborative and comfortable classroom environment, 4. academic mastery, 5. our children can be themselves, 6. a true sense of community that reaches beyond the classroom, 7. character building and respect toward each other, 8. the approachable and caring administration, 9. learning is fun, and 10. a diverse and INTERESTING group of students, parents, teachers and staff who seek to grow and progress every day.

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2014
Worst school ever! Public school is a much better option. Don't waste your money here. Head of school, principals, chief financial officer are all terrible and have no business being responsible for the education of our children. There is no curriculum or accountability by teachers or expected of students. They do a good job of "selling" the school during admissions, but apparently, admissions does not know what is going on in the classroom. I had to learn the hard way but the happiest day of my life when my child was accepted into another private school.

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2014
Galloway has been a life-changing experience for our son. I can truly say we have LOVED the middle school years because of Galloway's teaching staff, the other students and the administration. They are in tune with the needs of the kids and their families. The administration works diligently to keep up with education trends while keeping in mind the mission of Elliott Galloway to bring students joyfully into learning!

- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2014
This school has honestly turned even more into a joke with the new headmaster and everything she's implemented. Just look at the website and see for yourself. I'm pulling my kids as soon as they're done with the early learning program. At least at the early learning level, the teachers seem good, but there just seems to be a big agenda behind the whole school.

- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2014
At the lower levels, the school is managed quite well. Perhaps because the Head of School has small children attending. In fact, as her older one gets closer to Middle School at Galloway, it's clear that is where the money and innovation is heading. At the Upper Level, they are trying to compete with traditional prep schools--which is so NOT what Elliott Galloway intended when he founded the school. Parents pay a lot of money and kids work hard. Let's embrace change, but stand by the mission of Galloway which doesn't include being like "everyone else" in Atlanta. Personally, I can't wait until our child is out of this school. Graduation day will be the happiest day of my life.

- submitted by a parent
November 16, 2013
I am a senior at Galloway, and my favorite part about Galloway is the teachers. Because of their enthusiasm for their subjects, I have developed a love of learning. The reason I work hard in school is not to get perfect grades; I work hard because my teachers have helped sparked my desire to push myself to my full potential. I have never been a math person, but after two years with a particular math teacher, I genuinely enjoy going to math class. My teacher is always eager to answer questions or spend an extra day on a topic just to make sure we all have a solid grasp of the subject. I could write pages about my teachers, but simply put, the teachers at Galloway are accessible, encouraging, and overall fun, good people. There's a place for everyone socially and academically at Galloway so long as students enter with a positive attitude and a desire to improve. I'm about to go to college next year, and even though it's nerve racking, Galloway has successfully prepared me for the next step in my life. I would be lying, however, if I said I won't miss it. There's no place like home? More like there's no place like Galloway because honestly, Galloway is, and always will be, my home.

- submitted by a community member
October 24, 2013
Let's just stick to the facts! This school is internally a mess with massive leadership changes every year. In the last 10 years they have had: 6 Headmasters, 3 Admission Directors, 3 EL Principals, 7 ML Principals, 6 ML Asst Principals. Need I say more! Also they started a new Annual Giving Campaign last year where you are required to donate. They are so desperate to achieve 100% parent support (even if its fake support) that if you don't give you get called into the office with a "talk" on how you won't be invited back if you don't donate money. People are giving only because they have to. Yes of course, not all students/teachers are below average but overall its just a very low budget school. Not all administration is poor either, there are definitely ones there who want to do the right thing. Its just that everyone is new and no one is running the school. They are just trying to hold the school together. Internally it's not a well-oiled machine. Most kids need tutors from the poor teaching in Math/English. The internal tutors stay very busy/well paid. Kids love it because its a big party everyday. Their parents think the kids love it so it must be good.

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2013
I graduated from Galloway in 2009 and went there for almost my entire life. There was never a point in my school career where I wished I went to a different school. Upper Learning helped prepare me for college, especially when it came to writing. I found that I was one of the few students in my freshman English class who knew how to write a successful essay, thanks to Galloway. The teachers are so kind and understanding, and your peers are actually the best people on this earth. I am still best friends with the girls I went to school with in Early, Middle and Upper Learning. I truly felt like the Galloway community wanted me to succeed and always challenged me to do my best.

- submitted by a community member
August 01, 2013
The Galloway School has been a challenging and supportive environment for my son. We came to Galloway from a traditional Buckhead private school and have been thrilled with the depth of the academic offerings and the unpretentious atmosphere. A great school!

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2013
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!

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2013
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!

- submitted by a parent
June 05, 2013
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!

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2013
I find it suspicious that the day Galloway holds its award ceremony is the day the post below is all about awards. Sour grapes?

- submitted by a community member
May 03, 2013
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.

- submitted by a community member
April 04, 2013
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.

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2013
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.

- submitted by a parent
December 27, 2012
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.

- submitted by a parent
November 18, 2012
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!

- submitted by a parent
November 15, 2012
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.

- submitted by a parent
November 13, 2012
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.

- submitted by a parent
November 13, 2012
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?

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2012
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.

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2012
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.

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2012
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!

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2012
Galloway is what you make of it. I began here as a sophomore in high school after attending another well-known private school. At first, I was fooled by the lenience and lack of rules. I didn't do homework and didn't take all of my classes seriously, but in second semester of that year, the ideals of the school finally sunk in. I was allowed to wear what I wanted, go where I wanted, and do what I wanted so that I could learn responsibility for myself instead of being babied through high school. I began getting E's (A's) in all of my classes and ambitiously began taking dance classes even though Galloway's freedom allowed me to find myself before being on my own in college. There are still students who slack off, don't finish their work, and don't care about their learning but the majority genuinely love coming to school ever day and consider themselves all life-long learners as Elliott Galloway had intended all of us to be. He once said, "When you love yourself, you have the inspiration for your own excellence." I am so thankful that I decided to come to a school that encourages growth in all aspects of the students' lives. My life will never be the same.

- submitted by a community member
October 18, 2011
Galloway is an incredible school that has provided both a challenging and nurturing enviroment for my children. Among many other things, my children have learned that it is important to have a voice and are comfortable being heard by both peers and adults. We feel so fortunate to have been a part of this caring wonderful community that allows my children to excel.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2011
We have had an amazing experience so far at Galloway. Our children are currently enrolled in the Early Learning program, and we feel so fortunate to be a part of the amazing community of teachers, students and families. Galloway definitely caters to the individual needs of each child. We have a child who, at a very early age, has shown some amazing academic gifts far exceeding his peers. Galloway is working diligently to accommodate his academic needs while also allowing him the important opportunity to socialize and play with children his own age. In addition, we love the warm and nurturing environment found at Galloway, the interaction among the children across all grades, and the focus that Galloway places on the development of the whole child. We cannot say enough great things!

- submitted by a parent
June 13, 2011
For the most part, Galloway simply caters to just the middle of the pack and the lower tier students. I can tell you this from firsthand experience. There are also frivolous restrictions on the amount of AP classes students can take. Teachers overall are hit or miss. Some are outstanding, while others teach poorly and give hard tests on material not covered in class or in textbooks. I think all of this stems from the school's philosophy of anti-academic competitiveness. If you have a run-of-the-mill student, Galloway is probably a great school. However, if you are seriously dreaming of attending Ivies/Stanford/MIT, DO NOT come to Galloway. You will be VERY disappointed when your college decisions come in.

- submitted by a community member
February 23, 2011
It doesn't get any better than The Galloway School. I have 2 children that have/are attending. One just graduated high school from Galloway after beginning there when he was 3 years old. He is very well prepared for college as a freshman. He knows what he wants to do and is prepared to get there thanks to Galloway. My other child is happily enjoying Early Learning and is receiving a highly challenging education in a non-stressful environment that nurtures him while challenging him to be the best that he can be. Galloway is an exceptional school from age 3 to graduation.

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2011
This is a "great" school. It is a small, thoughtful learning environment with lots of passionate teachers, students and parents.

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2011
Our son has been at Galloway since kindergarten, and will start in Upper Learning there this Fall. He has received a top-notch education that continues to challenge him in every area. More importantly, he has received that education in an environment that inculcates values of community, respect, individuality, and creativity. We could not be more pleased with the school, the calibre of our son's friends, or the quality of our son's work at Galloway. If you are looking for a rigorous, student-centered learning environment that nurtures inquisitiveness and keeps learning - at all levels - fun and exciting, I highly recommend Galloway.

- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2011
THe Galloway school is an excelent establishment that has allowed me to flourish not only as a student, but as an athlete as well. For one to properly judge Galloway, he/she must be integrated with the school. As a current student I can confidently make the statement: those who fail to succeed at Galloway simply cannot manage the rigors presented by this school.

- submitted by a community member
January 13, 2011
Galloway is a great size of school for me. The teaching staff is supportive and they will help you in all your endeavors. The academics are challenging, but if you try hard and use all the available resources, you can be successful. More students should check this school out. Its approach to learning is phenomenal.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 09, 2010
it encourages freedom and responsibility in all of its students.

- submitted by a community member
October 04, 2010
I am still disappointed and resentful when I think of tuition dollars spent at Galloway, especially middle school, only to have to hire tutors when my child reached high school. She was lagging her public school counterparts in math and English. The tutors were not necessary because of learning issues, but because content had not been taught. He did not learn the meaning of the phrase "do your best" because when it was said, it had no teeth and no one expected anything. Bright/gifted students suffer the most, because the school's claim to help each child reach their potential does not generally apply to kids who need additional challenge. Classes are geared to the middle of the pack, and the claim of meeting each child where they are, and pushing them from there, rings hollow. There are better schools, public and private.

- submitted by a community member
September 11, 2010
I work at the Galloway School and am continually impressed at the level of self-confidence, independence, and self-respect of the students at the school. I have worked in several other education-related schools and organizations where there are young children as well as young adults, and it is clear to me what is special at Galloway. If you are a parent considering private education in Atlanta, I highly recommend considering Galloway. You will be impressed too.

- submitted by a teacher
August 28, 2010
I attended Galloway for preschool, elementary and part of middle school. I am thankful I attended a different high school. The early years were fine, but even then I did not feel that Galloway was really helping me reach my potential, or even find my potential. Middle school did even less for me as a person during those tough adolescent years. I never saw any of that special "personal attention", I was better prepared for college because I attended a different and better high school. Even though it was much larger, I derived many more benefits than from Galloway.

- submitted by a community member
August 14, 2010
I did my junior and start of senior year at galloway. it was the most awful place i have ever been, and i went to a military school before. Leaving that place was the best decision I ever made. I had never been depressed in my life, other then when in those walls. All of the other kids are depressed too and suicide has even happened there. SAD SAD Place, if you want to keep your kids normal, avoid Galloway.

- submitted by a community member
May 26, 2010
Galloway is a great school. The teachers plan interactive lessons which push students to extend what they are learning, not just regurgitate facts. Many people don't understand this, but it makes the learning real. I love it best because it is an accepting place which does not have just one kind of person. This place lets a person try out all sorts of things instead of slotting a student in a particular area. The students love it.

- submitted by a community member
May 19, 2010
The middle school was a joke. They do not know what they want to be so therefore they have no concrete curriculum. The actually put my child behind in math and they refused to give hs credit for Algebra... even though all other schools do. Don't waste your money here.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2010
The Galloway unlike other schools has given me the opportunity to be myself. The students and faculty embrace who you are! I started new in 7th grade and everyone knows Middle School can be the worst years. But, it wasn't! I am a senior and my favorite teacher was actually my 7th grade Language arts teacher!

- submitted by a student
no rating March 28, 2010
Galloway can be a very 'endearing' place. The community is close in many ways, but in some ways that becomes a negative - parents are overly involved with some aspects of the school. Great strengths in some areas are brought down by weaknesses in others....academically as well as extracurricular offerings, etc. The very small size makes it difficult to offer a real variety of extracurriculars and quality concerts, plays, etc. Our daughter now attends a very good public school and we see some of the areas in which she missed opportunities and was not as well prepared. A student must be highly self-motivated, because there are very few opportunities to be 'pushed' or encouraged, or even asked to work a little harder.

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2010
Those who say that The Galloway School is not challenging are missing the interest required to learn. I am currently a Sophomore (grade 10) at Galloway, and have found the high school to be both challenging and fun. I like school. I like attending school, being at school, and even staying after to get extra help with concepts that I'm having trouble with on occasion. My teachers are all very experienced (10 years or more of teaching at the least); some have up to 30 years of experience. The courses I take, from electives to AP classes, each demand that I do my best, and are not by any means 'unchallenging' to me. I am not only challenged at the school to do my best work, but I am expected from. I am expected to want to learn and discovers a different thing each and every day.

- submitted by a student
November 17, 2009
My son started 5th grade this year and the experience has been very positive. I am impressed that many of the teachers create curriculums that make the children think about subjects and not just regurgitate information. He loves the art teacher, even though he never was engaged in art in the past. The kids have been welcoming and inclusive and my son said that his friends at Galloway like school!

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2009
I guess Galloway can be better than average, because it's a very nice school with other activities other than classes. Lots of after-school stuff, and what I really love is that there is a no-cut policy. The sad thing about that, however, is that most of the children that are not athletic don't get to even play in the games, just because they aren't as good. What kind of opportunity is that? My brother did not play in any soccer games when he was in the 7th grade because they never tested him, they never gave him a chance. Then he got in the 8th grade, they found out how fast he could run and how good he was, and then they played him in every game unless he was sick! All in all, it's a pretty good school. But it makes you wonder sometimes...

- submitted by a student
no rating October 28, 2009
My daughter is a first timer at the galloway school...She entered the ninth grade this very school year. I've found the school to be an excellent fit for her - coming from a public middle school...She is an overacheiver who doesn't require being pushed to excel, however she still needs to be challenged, and i've finally found the winning combination within the galloway community.. Although she is still very much a 'loner' .. She is thriving with the initimate,fellowship style of learning that the entire community of galloway all seem to posess.. I am honored and very grateful that she's been given the opportunity to be a part of such a great establishment... .

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2009
Galloway is a terrific school where my children have thrived and have been challenged. The curriculum allows children to practice the art of problem solving and taking personal ownership for themselves, two qualities sorely missing in most academic programs, but much needed in the real world. I have found the favulty and administration to be highly competent. If you are interested in really preparing your child for future learning, Galloway is the place.

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2009
I love this school. I go there currently and it is amazing to know that I go to a school where I am comfortable hugging everyone in my class and teachers.

- submitted by a student
no rating August 20, 2009
On balance, Galloway has more negatives than positives -- too small in high school, not enough rich extracurriculars, inconsistency in teacher quality and attitude, leadership that has not yet defined what Galloway should become in today's educational environment. Bright, highly motivated students will be under-rewarded for their efforts, due to the 'fear' of 'competition'. Mediocrity is often acceptable. There are some fabulous teachers, but no consistent curriculum 'program' that ensures what your student will get from year to year. Education is adequate in most cases, but not stellar.

- submitted by a parent
July 30, 2009
I am a former student of Galloway, now in high school at another private school. After 7 years at Galloway, I left because of the unsatisfactory quality of the education, educators, and environment. The curriculum is no where close to challenging for an average student. The extreme lack of discipline is evident in the interactions between students and teachers. I would not recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a community member
no rating June 04, 2009
The Galloway School is in the midst of a huge transition which I hope will have positive implications.. Overall, I think this is a nice little school. The positives: a fantastic preschool program, nice looking facilities and a solid educational philosophy. There is a lot of ethnic diversity. The curriculum is advanced in the EL program. The children are happy and enjoy school and many of the educators are exceptional. The community is made up of involved, like-minded parents who value the whole child, are educationally minded, and value substance over form. The art program and the theater program are wonderful. The negatives are more troubling: the curriculum is wildly inconsistent from teacher to teacher and grade to grade. The ML and UL curriculum and sports programs are limited. MANY of the teachers are incredibly negative towards kids and parents. The overall experience is VERY INCONSISTENT.

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2009
As I think back to my years at Galloway, I graduated with a well rounded education that allowed me to excel academically in college. I really appreciated the discussion based classrooms and learning how to apply a theory, not just the wrote memorization of the concept. The faculty is great at what they do, and I feel they really want to be a part of the Galloway community.

- submitted by a community member
May 22, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
May 22, 2009
I attended The Galloway School for many years and absolutely loved my experience. It is an incredible learning environment that stresses high academic performance while providing immeasurable support. I felt extraordinarily confident entering college and continued my Galloway learned pursuit of excellence throughout my educational and professional life. It taught me to be more than just a student of books, but to be a student of lifelong learning. Many don't understand this amazingly unique institution. Its an organic and evolving educational movement driven by the members of its great community. If parents and students fear and/or judge this nature, they fail to realize the control and influence they hold. The Galloway School is a gift and a rare gem to academics and cognitive development.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 18, 2009
My son entered public school after several years at Galloway. He was behind in English (especially 'mechanics') and math proficiency. More importantly, too many Galloway teachers have gotten 'inertia' and are more complacent than they should be, especially given the kind of learning that Galloway purports to provide. Students are too often allowed to settle for less than doing their best -- or finding out how to do their best. It's fine to have kids be 'comfortable' at school, but they also need to learn about non-negotiable boundaries and fair competition. My son has benefitted from some fair competition in academics and extracurriculars; it's not always detrimental. In too many cases the school is not 'rigorous' enough.

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2009
This is not the same school it was 5 years ago. Changes in the Administration and Faculty are eroding the vision that Elliot Galloway had when he founded this school. Teachers range from good to exceptional, but the Administration is ineffective in dealing with many typical school problems.

- submitted by a parent
March 22, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating March 11, 2009
My child attended middle school at Galloway and now attends a public high school. She is definitely not as well prepared in some ways as students from a good public middle school or other private schools. Grammar and writing skills, along with math, are particularly deficient. Galloway needs to do much more to adequately prepare students for the 'real world'. Galloway can be, and often is, a caring environment -- but there is much more required for a 21st century education and not all of it gets done at Galloway.

- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2009
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- submitted by a student
December 01, 2008
My child came to Galloway from government school for 8th grade and is challenged daily. Homework is managable. My child had not a single issue being accepted by fellow students. The teachers are all great, caring people. It is obvious they love their jobs. There is a lot of freedom at this school which is a great relief coming from the prison of a public middle school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 18, 2008
i go to galloway, and i LOVE it. everyone there is just great, there is tons of freedom, and nobody judges you. at galloway, you can totally be yourself. there are absolutely no limits. if anything, the performing arts program is remarkable. we have so much fun, but still put on a great show

- submitted by a student
November 07, 2008
I am currently a student at The Galloway School and I think that it is a one of a kind school with one of a kind students and teachers.

- submitted by a student
August 03, 2008
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- submitted by a student
June 21, 2008
As a mother of an EL student, I cannot say enough about The Galloway School. The program is creative and makes learning fun. My child was reading before even entering kindergadent and I am amazed by the variety of things he learned: from academic basics to having in depth knowledge about animals, our world etc. My sense is that although their EL program is excellent, there is not enough consistency year to year. However, that aside, the teachers are experienced, kind and inspiring. My child never wants to miss school and has learned more than I expected of him at this point--what else can you ask for? Top notch.

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2008
I have never expericned Upper Learning or Early Learning at Galloway, but let me tell you as a student, the Middle Learning program is terrible and dissapointing. ML is a time in lots of adolecents lives when bullying occurs and you run into a lot of issues with friends, etc. Galloway does not help those problems at all. The ML program, teachers, and administrators make everything worse. The amount of bullying that occurs in ML at Galloway is astonishing. And whats even more astonishing is how naive and unsupportive the faculty are when you need help. They avoid the problem instead of solving it.

- submitted by a student
April 02, 2008
Galloway was an AMAZING school! I recently graduated from it, and once I got to college I realized how much I benefit from going to such a small and caring school. Things like not having a cafeteria, not having cheerleaders, and not having homecoming or prom kings or queens really saved me from a lot of social stress most high schoolers go through. Teachers are always their to help students. Students are aware of what is going on in the world around them and even have fundraisers for things they are compassionate about. This year and last, students organized a concert to raise money for the Save Darfur Coalition at the Roxy theatre. Students are very down to earth and learn how to work with each other. I would HIGHLY recommend Galloway to any parent!!!!

- submitted by a student
November 01, 2007
My wife and I love this private school from interacting of students and learning to outdoor 3 day camping trip,foreign languages,computer music,debates,the staff is wonderful and we only been there 3 yrs. Galloway is at the top of graduation rates,SAT scores.

- submitted by a parent
October 16, 2007
i am a student at the galloway school, and I just have to say that this school gets pretty old. i try to wonder how people like my friends could go here since they were really little. I never really felt challenged, and I want to leave so badly for highschool. the thing is, if you aren't popular, then you are an 'outcast' and nobody likes you. It gets kind of annoying, and if your on finacial aid, watching people drive to schooll in their mercedes and their porches get kind of annoying. i've gotten used to it over the years, but it really puts a damper to my day when I don't fit in... it may be a problem at all schools, but at galloway, popularity competition is the worst.

- submitted by a student
September 25, 2007
The Galloway School is an exceptional school. I recommend it to all! Come visit and see for yourself! This school is unbelievable with a great Fine Arts Center!

- submitted by a student
August 07, 2007
I attended The Westminster Schools for 10 years before attending Galloway. The enviroment is much more laid back, and the students are generally much more diversified than the other Atlanta private schools. It prepared me well for college, and I highly recommend it as an alternative to the other elitist and pretentious private schools avalible.

- submitted by a student
May 23, 2007
I am a first year teacher at The Galloway School, and I can not give it enough praise. The support from my fellow teachers has been exceptional, and the children are wonderful. The students are allowed more freedom than many other schools. For the most part, that freedom is not abused. The students are enthusiastic about learning, they tend to go above and beyond my suggested guidelines, and I look forward to going to work every morning. I don't know many people who can say that. I grew up going to Catholic school in Louisiana, so I know that the progressive nature of Galloway may veer people away because it would mean change. My suggestion- check it out for yourself. Walk the halls and you will immediatly feel the warmth and wonder of Galloway.

- submitted by a teacher
April 28, 2007
Completely hated it. Was not challenging at all. Much happier and prepared for college at new private school with much better sports and fine arts program.

- submitted by a former student
April 09, 2007
I have sent my two sons to Galloway school. It it a 'Community of Learners'. I am very impressed by the way the school is run. My favorite thing is the Buddy program where older children have a special Buddy from the lower grades assigned to them and they do various activities throughout the year. Galloway is reassuringly small and has no plans to get bigger although it could easily accept more children every year. Sports are important but not huge, everyone gets a game, and we still make a great showing particularly in soccer. Drama and music are very strong. Parent involvement is huge, they run the school store and have two volunteers every day for the lunch program. Each child really is treated as an individual and in my 7 years as a parent I have had a good relationship with the entire faculty. If you get accepted, go.

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2006
i attend the galloway school and this is my first year there. im a sixth grader. and so far i feel like ive been there my whole life. all the students are very nice and kind. the teachers challenge you but htey will go over it without frustration, if you dont understand. it may not be the hugest school and it only has a few students but it still has a great fit. and the classes arent to crowded. you also get alot of freedom. you will learn great vcabulary and you will feel like the subjects are really easy. the teachers are great, they make sure that you understand something before they move on. starting in seventh grade you have many exploritories like drama,chrous,technology,band,string,dance,reading,math,science, and this year we might start fashion class.this school is great. We have many sports soccer,basketball,vollyeball,softball and much more we dont have football, cheerleading. YEAH GALLOWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a student
December 27, 2004
Galloway is a truly unique, well rounded and satisfying academic environment. The school easily covers the basics such as a challenging educational curriculum with ample resources and strong teacher guidance, involvement, encouragement and enthusiasm. Galloway also challenges the students in many positive personal respects. There is an exceptional framework woven into the curriculum for students to learn critical decision making skills that allow Galloway students to be leaders in the areas of personal responsibility, time management, peer cooperation and creative problem solving. The academic environment is very active and participatory, which is ideal for students to develop and explore passionate interests with safe boundries. Another plus is the seemless unity between the lower (including the pre-school), middle and upper learning schools that creates many cross-grade positive mentoring opportunities. A wonderful academic and social environment with a student population in love with learning!

- submitted by a parent
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The Galloway School is the philosophically grounded, learner-focused independent school in Atlanta, Georgia, where students age 3 through grade 12 develop an abiding love for learning. Preparing students to live successfully as enlightened citizens in a changing world, our community embraces diversity, insists upon common decency, and fosters human dignity.

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The Galloway School
215 W Wieuca Rd NW, Atlanta, GA  30342
(404) 252-8389
Last modified The Galloway School is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
The Galloway School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 90 reviews.