Be part of Walker's future. Be part of
Wonder of We.
On January 22, 2017, The Walker School publically launched The Wonder of We capital campaign, a $10 million effort that will change the face of the school's campus and provide new state-of-the-art academic, arts and athletic facilities for the benefit of current and future students.
The project was born out of the strategic goals approved by the Board of Trustees in 2014 and outlined in the school's Long Range Plan. The Wonder of We campaign will help complete the first phase of development of the school's overall campus master plan which consists of:
The construction of a 30,000 square foot Science & Technology building which will house dedicated Middle School Science labs as well as Upper School Chemistry, Physics, Robotics and Media Tech suites and classrooms.
- The repurposing and renovation of the previous science labs/classrooms to be used for 2D and 3D arts spaces as well as band, orchestra, dance and the performing arts.
- The purchase of 18 acres of contiguous property located at 815 Allgood Road which will be used to expand and consolidate our athletic fields and facilities. This will allow for an additional practice field as well as a dedicated Middle School Baseball/Softball field. It will also pave the way for future campus development of this site for athletic purposes.
Walker has talented faculty and staff, dedicated families and creative and engaged students. We cannot overlook the importance of the physical environment in Walker's ability to create the best possible learning experience for students.
Led by co-chairs Dawn & Alex Koutouzis and Kristin & Glenn Shaw, The Wonder of We campaign has secured more than $9 million over the last 24 months from individual donors and Atlanta-based foundations. We are proud to announce that $290,000 of this total amount received was given by Walker faculty and staff.
In addition, two Atlanta-area foundations have challenged us to reach our $10 million goal by June 30, 2017. We must reach our goal by this date to claim the $1.75 million in grants.
Walker families received a full packet in early March with information on the project, campaign and most importantly, how YOU can be a part of The Wonder of We through a philanthropic gift or pledge. We need ALL Walker families to give to make this plan a reality. Click here to make a pledge today!