Academics

Lower School

1st-5th Grades

First-graders enter our building with countless questions about the world around them. Curiosity is continuously and thoughtfully cultivated in our Lower School to ensure that our students leave fifth grade still wanting to know. We build strong readers and writers through Orton-Gillingham instruction, one-on-one reading conferences with teachers, and Lucy Calkins Writer’s Workshops. Understanding, confidence, and a true love of math grows through Math in Focus/Singapore Math, a curriculum that emphasizes knowledge and application over mere recitation. 

With two dynamic and dedicated Lower School science teachers and lab spaces, experimentation and excitement becomes the norm. A ping pong ball, a hairdryer, and some scientific coaching allow for students to experience and discover Bernoulli’s Principle for themselves!

Our program not only focuses on building fundamental academic skills for success in school but on developing strong social skills. Students learn to work well with others so that they are able to adapt and thrive in an ever-changing world. Classroom morning meetings build a strong sense of community ensuring that students start each day with confidence and connection. 
Accepting applications for 2021-22 school year October through
mid-February

List of 6 items.

  • Trish Dougherty

    Head of Lower School
    E-Mail
    678-581-5320
  • Trey Veazey

    Assistant Head of Lower School
    E-Mail
    678-581-6902
  • Cindy O'Neill

    Head of New Avenues Dyslexia Program
    E-Mail
    770-427-2689
  • Dorie Wiley

    Lower School Administrative Assistant
    E-Mail
    678-581-6893
  • Kristin Moffett

    Lower School Counselor
    E-Mail
    770-427-2689 ext. 5501
  • Newton McCurdy

    Registrar
    E-Mail
    678-581-6908
  • Main Campus

    700 Cobb Parkway North
    Marietta, GA 30062
    770.427.2689
  • Primary School

    830 Damar Road
    Marietta, GA 30062
    770.427.2689
The Walker School is a private, co-ed day school offering opportunities in academics, arts, and athletics for preschool, elementary, middle, and high school students in Metro Atlanta.