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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A-
Address
700 Cobb Parkway North
Marietta, GA 30062
Telephone
(770) 427-2689

Applying

Application Deadline
February 28
Application Fee
$85
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
SSAT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$22,700
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid
From The Walker School

The Walker School is metro Atlanta's college-preparatory independent school for students in Pre-K through 12th grade seeking an engaging educational experience within an intimately scaled, caring and diverse community where opportunities abound and meaningful relationships inspire transformative learning.

Wonder guides the educational experience at Walker. It is in our DNA. We kindle students' innate curiosity and channel it into challenging curricula, engaging interpersonal relationships, demanding athletics, and stimulating extracurricular activities. Our goal is to help each child chart a path of self-realization, to discover who they are, and to become their best possible self.

Equipped with a clarity of purpose, strong sense of self, and the confidence and skills to navigate a 21st century world, Walker students make their own path, leading in all manner of endeavor and following only where wonder leads.

The Walker School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1270
66 responses
Average ACT
29
46 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
57%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 52 responses
Report
  • Annual Musical
    15%
  • Football Games
    13%
  • Pep Rally
    13%
  • Dress-up homecoming week
    12%
  • Band Concerts
    10%
  • Yearbook
    8%
  • World languages soccer games
    8%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
869
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
6:1
National
17:1
Poll
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.16 responses
Poll
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.16 responses
Poll
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.16 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses
Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$48,154
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$936
National
$949
Median Home Value
$223,700
National
$184,700

The Walker School Reviews

63 reviews
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We have been a Walker family for four years. We have had our typical middle school mishaps and stumbles, but we are so thankful for a small environment to use the mishaps as teachable moments to allow for growth and character development.

While we loved our neighborhood public schools, but both my children as they were closer to approaching middle school felt they weren’t being “heard” and were losing their love of learning. A neighbor had been telling us for years to check Walker out. When my daughter did her shadow day she was sold! The lunch offerings didn’t hurt either!

Walker not only offers a top tier academic environment for children to thrive across all divisions, but they are the embodiment of a true family atmosphere. The administrators and staff work closely to ensure that each child’s unique offerings have a place at Walker.
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We believe that every child learns differently & at one point, we had 3 kids in 3 different schools. PK - 12th, we attended a tiny W. Cobb covenant Christian school, a public Cobb Co. elem school, a public Mtta elem school, a large Christian HS and finally, Walker. I can say: there is no perfect place.

Decide what is most important to your family & look for leaders that try hard. For us, that’s Walker. Great teachers, happy students. Better communication than we've seen anywhere else. A commitment to living their mission. An approachable group of leaders. Facilities that are expanding & improving.

Are you going to have stupid teenagers doing stupid things? Will mistakes be made? Are there things that need to improve? Do teachers have bad days? Yes. There is no perfect place. But this place tries harder than any other school we've been a part of. Definitely worth looking at for your family.
Student success matters to the teachers and administration at Walker. Many AP classes are offered in the Upper School, with all levels of students encouraged to take AP classes. My son just graduated from Walker, with 50 hours of college credit (through AP completion) towards 120 hours needed for a degree. Additionally, all kids are encouraged to participate in the arts and athletics. Because of the teacher support and smaller class sizes, students have time for both academics and extra curricular activities.