New Avenues Dyslexia Program

New Avenues Dyslexia Program - Visiting & Applying

The Walker School New Avenues Dyslexia Program serves children with dyslexia in grades 1-5 who have above average academic aptitude and a strong desire to fulfill their abundant potential. The program was developed by renowned consultant Gena Farinholt and experienced speech/language pathologist Sue Rittenberg.

With dedicated support at home and at school, students in New Avenues will work and learn within Walker’s college-preparatory environment. Remediated students will then transition into the existing school community with the strategies and resources to flourish in the classroom and beyond.

Visiting & Applying

We encourage all prospective families to schedule a visit to our campus. Please register for a small group tour of our New Avenues Dyslexia Program, held from 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. on the following dates: Oct 8, 2019; Oct 22, 2019; Nov 5, 2019; Nov 19, 2019; Dec 3, 2019; January 7, 2020; and January 21, 2020. Additionally, we offer personal tours of New Avenues every day that school is in session. Please call our Admission Office 678-581-6923 or email to schedule a tour at a time that is convenient for you.

  • To begin the application process, click on the ‘Apply Now’ link under the admission process tab. Please provide the requested information and submit the $85 non-refundable application fee. At this point you will be prompted to complete a JATP authorization form. Although you will complete this step to continue in Ravenna, the JATP exam is not needed.
  • Please sign the transcript release form found in your online Ravenna account and give it to your current school so that they are authorized to send us your child’s transcript.
  • Please contact our Admission Office for the New Avenues Dyslexia Program Parent Statement form and Teacher Evaluation form.
  • Please use the Teacher Evaluation form you receive from the Admission Office in lieu of the form provided in the online Ravenna account.
  • Please provide Walker’s Admission Office with a copy of your child’s current (within the last three years) psychoeducational evaluation report. This report should include the WISC-V or the WIPPSI for rising first graders.
  • Once Walker has received your child’s application, transcript, Parent Statement form, Teacher Evaluation form, and psychoeducational evaluation report, we will contact you to schedule a screening for your child.
  • You will receive feedback from Walker’s admission committee shortly after your child’s visit. Per AAAIS admission protocol, Walker may use a rolling notification for the New Avenues Dyslexia Program.

Admission Team

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  • Katherine Harrison

    Director of Admission
    (678) 540-7229
  • Rebecca Condon

    Assistant Director of Admission
    (678) 540-7229
  • Joanne Walsh

    Admission Associate
    (678) 540-7229
  • Main Campus

    700 Cobb Parkway North
    Marietta, GA 30062
  • Primary School

    830 Damar Road
    Marietta, GA 30062
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.