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.
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.
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.
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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!
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