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?
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
This is a "great" school. It is a small, thoughtful learning environment with lots of passionate teachers, students and parents.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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