We are excited to announce that Galloway has partnered with Horizons Atlanta to become an official host site, beginning in the summer of 2020. Horizons aims to improve the life trajectory of underserved students and their families by instilling in them the joy of learning, the skills for success, and the inspiration to realize their dreams. This tuition-free, summer learning program helps eliminate critical barriers to success that so many children in Atlanta face. By becoming a host site, Galloway joins the ranks of neighboring Horizons partner schools like Woodward Academy, Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School, and Atlanta International School, as well as several nearby colleges and universities.
Beginning in the spring of 2019, a committee consisting of several Galloway faculty members and administrators began investigating the possibility of the school becoming a Horizons site. After meeting with both local and national levels of the organization, as well as partner schools, the committee was overwhelmingly enthusiastic about joining an organization that aligns so closely with Galloway’s mission to foster a love of learning in students that grows throughout adolescence and beyond.
We will begin with two classrooms serving 15 Kindergarten and 15 first grade students total; over the next five years, we will add a grade level each summer, growing the program through eighth grade. Our faculty will also have the chance to work alongside their public school counterparts in the classrooms; eventually, we are planning for Galloway students to take on leadership roles in this program.
Galloway’s site director will be our Associate Director of Admissions Bayless Fleming, who served on the committee. Bayless has more than 11 years of experience as a classroom teacher in Early Learning and six years in admissions sharing the Galloway story with the broader Atlanta community. Her abiding love of children, attention to detail, and her willingness and desire to make a difference will be on full display in this new role.
"The opportunity to be a part of this public-private partnership and to serve our surrounding community alongside an organization that speaks to Galloway’s mission both excites and energizes me," said Head of School Dr. James Calleroz White. "I am excited for the chance for Galloway to help students of all backgrounds discover the joy of learning."