Tuition and Financial Aid

Thank you for considering a Walker education for your family!  Here at Walker, we understand and appreciate the careful financial planning that is required for investing in an independent school education. As part of our thorough admission process, our goal is to expose you to the long term value of a Walker School education.

At Walker we seek to admit talented, motivated, college-bound students who demonstrate the ability to fulfill The Walker School’s academic requirements.  We believe that economic diversity enriches our overall school community to the benefit of all our families.   If you have any questions regarding affordability and the Walker School investment, please do not hesitate to contact our admission team.  We are dedicated to helping you determine the best options for your family.   

2017-18 Tuition Rates

Grade Level Tuition
Half-Day Early Learner  $9,900.00
Full-Day Early Learner $12,420.00
Half-Day Pre-K $12,420.00
Full-Day Pre-K    $15,510.00
Kindergarten $17,910.00
Lower School $20,060.00
Middle School $22,770.00
Upper School $22,770.00

Click here to download the tuition rates and payment schedules for the 2017-2018 school year.

Financial Aid

At The Walker School, our financial aid program is need based and is available to assist families in closing the gap between the costs of attending and a family’s ability to pay.  Families who wish to apply for financial aid should submit an application online via the School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS) to determine whether you qualify for financial assistance.  The Financial Aid committee will then review your most recent W2 and tax documents to determine the amount Walker is able to offer.  In addition to financial aid, we offer several payment plans to accommodate your family’s budget and planning needs. 

Affording The Walker School

We understand the importance of careful financial planning when considering investing in an independent school education.  This web page will provide you with an overview of the financial aid process along with any additional expenses that you can anticipate.  Please do not hesitate to contact our office if you have any additional questions regarding affording a Walker education. 

Applying for Assistance

• SSS Financial Aid application

Supporting Documents

The following items are required of all financial aid applicants to determine financial need:

• Copy of your most recent 1040 income tax returns with original signatures.

• Copy of W-2 Forms.

For any additional questions please contact us at: 678-581-6891.

Expenses to Anticipate

To help you budget for the upcoming school year, we have provided a list of expenses that you can anticipate apart from the tuition.  These expenses might vary depending upon grade level.  For your convenience we have included lunch and the activity fee in the yearly tuition.

  • Preschool Supplies:                                       
    Field Trip Uniform $18     
  • Lower School Supplies:                                       
    Field Trip Uniform $18
  • Middle School Books and Supplies:                    
    Books $250-$450, Supplies:  $75-$150, Clubs vary
  • Upper School Books and Supplies:                     
    Books $500-$700 new, Clubs vary        
  • Middle and Upper School Athletic participation:  
    Varies depending on sport.    

Divorced, Separated, or Never-Married

Financial aid is based on the family’s ability to pay as demonstrated by the information submitted in the Parent Financial Statement (PFS). Both custodial and non-custodial parents (regardless of legal settlements) who are divorced, separated, or never married are expected to contribute to educational costs and are required to submit the PFS. In exceptional cases, where one parent cannot comply, the custodial parent should submit a written explanation. Lack of information from either parent may prevent the family from receiving financial aid.

Important Dates

Financial aid applications for the following academic school year are available beginning November 1st.

February 13, 2017           
Financial Aid application deadline. (Returning families)
March 13, 2017         
Financial Aid application deadline.  (New applicants)
February 28, 2017    
Deadline for supporting documents. (Returning families)
March 22, 2017   
Deadline for supporting documents. (New applicants)

Financial Aid Award Letters for new families will be sent on the AAAIS (Atlanta Area Association of Independent Schools) common notification date, April 1, 2017.  Families have until the common response date to accept the award with the return of the financial aid award letter signed by the financially responsible parent.

Annual Renewal

Financial aid awards are made for one year. Parents must complete a Parent Financial Statement each year and send it to the SSS in accordance with the application schedule outlined. Unless there is a significant change in financial circumstances, parents can normally expect the level of assistance to be continued from year to year if the student’s performance and conduct at Walker meet the expectations of the Financial Aid Committee.

Latin American/Hispanic Scholars Need-Based Program

The Walker School is delighted to announce that we have secured funds specific to students of Latin American or Hispanic background.  Applicants interested in applying for the Latin American/Hispanic Scholars Need-Based Program should complete both the admission and financial aid application form and contact Patti Logan at 678-581-6891.

Tuition Loans

If you are interested in taking out a loan to cover tuition costs, you may apply for a low-fixed-rate education plan from Your Tuition Solution.  To learn more about the program and to apply, please visit  When prompted to “find your school,” simply enter The Walker School’s phone number, 770-427-2689, when completing the application. 

Your Tuition Solution is offered by Springstone Financial, LLC and is independent of The Walker School.  For more information please call them directly at:  800-920-9777.   


Non-Discriminatory Policy

Applicants are considered for admission based on a variety of factors which include test scores, transcripts and evaluations from teachers.

The Walker School admits students of any race, color and national origin to all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color or national origin in the administration of its educational policies, scholarship and financial aid programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

Tuition Insurance

A tuition insurance refund plan through an independent insurance company, A.W.G. DEWAR, Inc. will be offered to all families. The benefit of the plan is to insure your annual financial tuition obligation and to financially protect the family and the school in the event of voluntary and involuntary withdrawal of a student for medical and non-medical causes including moves, financial hardship and voluntary withdrawal. All parents will be given the option of enrolling in the tuition insurance (cost is 1.5% of annual tuition) during the reenrollment process, and all are encouraged to thoroughly review the following insurance information. Participation in the DEWAR tuition insurance plan is required for families who choose the 7-payment tuition plan; however, the reduction in the interest charge from 13% to 8% nearly offsets this expense while providing insurance for the family.