- What are Galloway students like?
- When can I visit Galloway?
- Should I bring my student on a weekday campus tour?
- Can my child shadow a current student?
- Are there any required campus visits for me and my child?
- What is The Galloway School's relation to the Atlanta Area Association of Independent Schools?
- How do I apply?
- What is the application deadline?
- Is outside testing required?
- What if I don't get my application in by the deadline?
- What is the age requirement for entering kindergarten and preschool? Do you have a policy regarding children with summer birthdays?
- What if an item is not marked on the checklist but I believe it has been completed and sent?
- What is the JATP?
- If my child had the JATP testing last year, do we have to do it again?
- How do I register for the SSAT? What is Galloway's SSAT code? What is the latest acceptable national test date to meet Galloway's deadline?
- Should I request other people write a recommendation letter in addition to the required documents?
- What is an observation session? What if my child is shy?
- What is involved in the parent conversation? Do all parents have conversations? Even current families?
- What is the application fee?
- Can I have my application fee waived?
- Am I automatically considered for financial aid?
- How do I apply for financial aid?
- Can new students entering grades 10-12 play on a Galloway Athletics sports team?
- Are athletic or academic scholarships available?
- Are there openings in all grade levels?
- Do I need to submit a separate application for each child?
- Do siblings of current students get priority in admissions?
- Can my child's current teachers fill out the evaluation forms online?
- Does Galloway offer mid-year admission?
- Do you make admissions exceptions for families relocating from out of town?
- What is your policy for applicants in the A Better Chance program?
- Does Galloway accept international students?
Yes, there are two. All applicants will meet and interact with Galloway teachers in a group setting on a Saturday. Saturday observations are scheduled for February 8 or February 15, 2020. Pre-Kindergarten applicants will attend a Saturday observation one one of three Fridays in January and February. Registration is in Ravenna.
Parents of applicants to Pre-kindergarten through 8th grade attend a weekday conversation with admissions staff. For families looking at 9th through 11th grades, this conversation is optional. Appointments begin in November and conclude in February, Spots fill quickly, so please sign up early.
Galloway is a member of the Atlanta Area Association of Independent Schools (AAAIS), an organization of private schools in the metro Atlanta area committed to following agreed upon principles of good practice, including setting dates for notification of admissions decisions.
The Joint Atlanta Testing Program (JATP) is a consortium of psychologists who perform individual testing for students applying to certain schools in metro Atlanta. The psychologists send the results directly to the schools you choose to receive the information.
Registration for the SSAT is online. Galloway's school code is 3346. The February 8 standard test date is the latest date for timely delivering of scores. Find out more about SSAT at http://www.ssat.org.
All applicants will spend some time in a classroom with other applicants and several teachers. The observation session will closely resemble a mini-class experience, as teachers spend time with each child individually and also engage the children in group activities. All observations are held on two Saturdays in February. Please make sure to register for an observation session in Ravenna after you have completed an application.
Teachers involved in the observations have many years of experience with children and are sensitive to those who need to warm up in a new environment.
We are delighted to work with applicants coming through the A Better Chance program. We require the completion of the online application for general information and a processing fee of $30 (non-refundable). You do not need to send the teacher evaluations or other documents as they will be included in the file that ABC sends to us. We do, however, need the ABC applicant's SSAT scores to come directly from SSAT. Here is a helpful how-to link on sending applicants' scores to school.
We greatly value the diversity international students bring to the community. Students must be fluent in English as we do not have an ESL program. Because we are a day school, students must have a host family with whom to live and meet all the legal requirements for attending school in the United States.