First and foremost, Galloway students are unique individuals. They are bright, open-minded, and eager to learn about the world around them. Our students welcome a challenge and are willing to do the work required to meet that challenge, both alone and in collaboration with their classmates.
There are many optional opportunities to visit Galloway. Some are just for parents and some are for students as well. Please check out our schedule of events, including weekday tours, evening events, and our Open House on December 4, 2016. We look forward to meeting you!
Students applying to grade 6 and higher are welcome to attend tours with their parents, but the visit is completely optional.
Students applying to grades 6 and higher are welcome to accompany their parents on a school tour. If an applicant would like to spend more time on campus, there are scheduled applicant visit days starting at the end of January continuing into February.
We require one campus visit for each applicant for an observation session with our teachers. For applicants to grades PS-8th grade, we require a parent conversation with a member of the admissions team.
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.
All applications are made online. You will find the application and instructions on the Application Process
January 13, 2017 - Reduced-fee application deadline ($85 non-refundable)
January 31, 2017 - Application deadline for all applications ($100 non-refundable)
February 17, 2017 - Financial Aid application deadline
February 20, 2017 - Deadline for all supporting documents and test scores
Documentation and test score requirements are specific to the various grades, as follows:
- 3-year-olds & Pre-K: Current Classroom Teacher Evaluation (if available)
- K and Grade 1: Current Classroom Teacher Evaluation, JATP Results
- Grades 2-4: Current Classroom Teacher Evaluation, JATP Results and Transcript
- Grade 5: Current Classroom Teacher Evaluation, JATP Results, Transcript and Principal or Counselor Evaluation Form
- Grades 6-11: Transcript, Principal or Counselor Evaluation Form, SSAT Scores, Language Arts Evaluation Form and Math Evaluation Form
Additionally, if your child has had a psycho educational evaluation or speech and language evaluation, please submit a copy of results.
Late applications are treated on a case-by-case basis. In general, late applications are considered only after all of the timely applications have been reviewed.
Children applying to preschool (3-year-olds and Pre-K) should be three or four years old by September 1.
Children applying to kindergarten should be 5-years-old by September 1.
Children applying to pre-kindergarten should be 4-years-old by September 1.
Children with summer birthdays will be considered for grade-level placement on a case-by-case basis, as we understand that each child develops at his or her individual pace.
After submitting your child's application, you can follow the progress on Ravenna to keep track of your submitted materials.
After submitting your application, by logging back into your application account, you will be able to review your child's checklist and follow the progress of requirement fulfillment through the admission process.
We make every effort to keep checklists up to date, so please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
if you have concerns.
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.
If the testing was within the last 12 months, your child does not need to do it again. Please have the psychologist send the test results directly to Galloway admissions.
Registration for the SSAT is online. Galloway's school code is 3346. The February national test date is the latest date for timely delivering of scores. Find out more about SSAT at http://www.ssat.org.
We are always happy to learn more about you and your child, but recommendation letters (other than required evaluations) are not necessary.
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 the need of many children to warm up in a new environment.
The parent conversation is a 20-25 minute opportunity for you to tell us more about you and your child. We request an interview with at least one parent of each applicant, even those of families with a child already enrolled at Galloway. Parent conversations for 9-11 grade applicants are optional.
The application fee is $100 (non-refundable).
For applications received by January 13, 2017, the fee is discounted to $85 (non-refundable).
Please contact the Director of Admissions
to discuss your request for a fee waiver.
In order to be considered for financial aid, you must complete a financial aid application. Please direct Financial Aid questions to Galloway's business office.
You will find information about applying for financial aid on the website at Financial Aid.
The committee evaluating your child's application will not have any information about requests for financial aid. Decisions are made on a need-blind basis.
Yes! But the student-athlete must meet the eligibility rules of the Georgia High School Association (GHSA). Please read more here: http://www.atlantapublicschools.us/Page/28786
All financial aid is need based and not related to special abilities of the applicant.
There are limited openings at all grade levels, although the largest number of openings are in the entry years - 3-year-olds, pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and grades 5, 6, and 9.
Yes, we require a separate application for each child.
We give special consideration to siblings of current students, children of alumni, and children of the faculty and staff. However, the student's fit at Galloway is the ultimate deciding factor.
It is not the policy of The Galloway School to accept students after the school year has begun.
We are as flexible as possible with relocating families. Please let us know your schedule well in advance of deadlines so we can make appropriate arrangements.
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.
When you complete an inquiry, be sure to request a packet of materials. Please browse the website descriptions of each level of the school to learn more about our rich curricular offerings.
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.