Admission

Admission Process

Applying to the Walker School

The Walker School admits motivated, average to superior, college bound students with no conduct or absentee problems. The admission process identifies students who demonstrate motivation and the ability to fulfill The Walker School's academic requirements. In reviewing applications, the Admission Committee considers academic performance, standardized test results, teacher evaluation, individual characteristics and talents.
For your convenience, our admission process is online and is hosted by Ravenna Solutions, a user-friendly, accessible program that will take you from inquiry to a complete admission file. Throughout the admission process, you will have the opportunity to engage with our admission team, our administration and talented faculty, our students and our parent body. Our hope is to provide you with a multitude of perspectives to help you develop a deeper understanding of the Walker community.

Once you have created an account, you will see The Walker School listed in the directory of schools in the Atlanta area. After selecting Walker you will have the option to "Explore", register for an event or apply for admission. We appreciate your interest in The Walker School and we look forward to seeing you soon!
 
Accepting applications for the
2020-21 school year
October 1, 2019 through February 14, 2020

List of 7 items.

  • Early Learners and Pre-K

    • Students enrolled in Walker's Early Learners Program must have turned 3 years old by the first day of the school year.
    • We encourage all prospective families to schedule a visit to our campus. Please see our Campus Tours tab to learn about our upcoming group tours and Open House dates. Additionally, we welcome families to schedule an individual tour at their convenience by contacting our Admission Office.
    • Click on the “Apply Now” link above to complete the online application and submit the $85 non-refundable application fee.
    • Please register your child for an observation visit via your Ravenna application account.
    • If applicable, please submit the confidential teacher evaluation form to your current school. The school will return the completed form directly to us.
    • Current immunization records for children immunized outside the state of Georgia are required by the first day of the school year.
    • Per AAAIS Admission Procedures, admission decisions for applicants to Early Learners and Pre-Kindergarten may be made on a rolling basis.  Walker may notify a family applying for kindergarten of their admission decision prior to the common notification date if the family has a written offer of acceptance from a non-AAAIS school, requiring a commitment prior to Saturday, April 4, 2020.
    • For your convenience, you will have the ability to track your progress through the admission process via your Ravenna application account.

    Admission decisions will be available to you on Saturday, April 4, 2020 via your Ravenna application account.
     
  • Kindergarten

    • We encourage all prospective families to schedule a visit to our campus. Please see our Campus Tours tab to learn about our upcoming group tours and Open House dates. Additionally, we welcome families to schedule an individual tour at their convenience by contacting our Admission Office.
    • Click on the “Apply Now” link above to complete the online application and submit the $85 non-refundable application fee.
    • Please register your child for an observation visit via your Ravenna application account.
    • Submit the confidential teacher evaluation form to your current school. The school will return the completed form directly to us.
    • Have your pediatrician send a current immunization form if your child was immunized outside the state of Georgia.
    • Contact one of our member JATP (Joint Admission Test Program) educational counselors to schedule an individual evaluation. [For more information on the JATP, click here]
    • For your convenience, you will have the ability to track your progress through the admission process via your Ravenna application account.  Please note that your supporting documents should be received by February 28, 2020.  Admission decisions will be available to you on Saturday, April 4, 2020 via your Ravenna application account.
    • Current immunization records are required by the first day of the school year.
     
  • Grade 1

    • We encourage all prospective families to schedule a visit to our campus. Please see our Campus Tours tab to learn about our upcoming group tours and Open House dates. Additionally, we welcome families to schedule an individual tour at their convenience by contacting our Admission Office.
    • Click on the “Apply Now” link above to complete the online application and submit the $85 non-refundable application fee.
    • Please register your child for an observation visit via your Ravenna application account.
    • Have your pediatrician send a current immunization form if your child was immunized outside the state of Georgia.
    • Contact one of our member JATP (Joint Admission Test Program) educational counselors to schedule an individual evaluation. [For more information on the JATP, click here]
    • In January, submit the confidential teacher evaluation forms to your child’s current teachers and the transcript release form to your child’s current school. The completed forms will be returned directly to us.
    • For your convenience, you will have the ability to track your progress through the admission process via your Ravenna application account. Please note that your supporting documents should be received by February 28, 2020.  Admission decisions will be available to you on Saturday, April 4, 2020 via your Ravenna application account.
    • Per AAAIS Admission Procedures for 2019-20, Walker may notify a family of their admission decision prior to the common notification date if the family has a written offer of acceptance from a non-AAAIS school, requiring a commitment prior to April 4.
  • Grades 2-5

    • We encourage all prospective families to schedule a visit to our campus. Please see our Campus Tours tab to learn about our upcoming group tours and Open House dates. Additionally, we welcome families to schedule an individual tour at their convenience by contacting our Admission Office.
    • For students entering grades 2-5, each child will experience a shadow day and his/her assessment will take place during that time. This enables us to see your child in different social settings with same-age peers, as well as have some one-on-one time for an academic evaluation. Our goal is to put each child at ease. In order for us to prepare to welcome your child, we ask that you fill out the Shadow Request Form in Ravenna and give us 48 hours notice when reserving a shadow date. (As members of AAAIS, we are unable to offer shadow visits April 4, 2020 through April 16, 2020).
    • Click on the “Apply Now” link above to complete the online application and submit the $85 non-refundable application fee.
    • Have your pediatrician send a current immunization form if your child was immunized outside the state of Georgia.
    • Contact one of our member JATP (Joint Admission Test Program) educational counselors to schedule an individual evaluation. [For more information on the JATP, click here]
    • In January, submit the confidential teacher evaluation forms to your child’s current teachers and the transcript release form to your child’s current school. The completed forms will be returned directly to us.
    • For your convenience, you will have the ability to track your progress through the admission process via your Ravenna application account. Please note that your supporting documents should be received by February 28, 2020.  Admission decisions will be available to you on Saturday, April 4, 2020 via your Ravenna application account.
    • Per AAAIS Admission Procedures for 2019-20, Walker may notify a family of their admission decision prior to the common notification date if the family has a written offer of acceptance from a non-AAAIS school, requiring a commitment prior to April 4.
     
  • New Avenues Dyslexia Program

    • We encourage all prospective families to schedule a visit to our campus. Please see our Campus Tours and Open House tab for details on available group tours. Additionally, we offer personal tours every day that school is in session, and we invite you to call our Admission Office to schedule a tour at a time convenient for you.
    • To begin the application process, click on the “Apply Now” link above to complete the online application, and submit the $85 non-refundable application fee. (You will be prompted to complete a JATP authorization form as part of the application submission; however, applicants to Walker’s New Avenues Dyslexia Program do not need to have a JATP exam).
    • Please sign the transcript release form found in your online account to request your current school 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.
    • 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 an assessment visit for your child.
    • You will receive feedback from Walker’s admission committee shortly after your child’s assessment visit. Per AAAIS Admission Procedures for the 2019-20 school year, Walker may use a rolling notification process for the New Avenues Dyslexia Program.
  • Grades 6-12

    • We encourage all prospective families to schedule a visit to our campus. Please see our Campus Tours tab to learn about our upcoming group tours and Open House dates. Additionally, we welcome families to schedule an individual tour at their convenience by contacting our Admission Office.
    • A shadowing program is available for students entering grade 6-12.  If your son or daughter would like to shadow one of our students from 8:00am-12:30pm, please call our Admission Office or submit the Shadow Request form on your Ravenna application account. When possible, we will schedule your child’s interview during his/her shadow visit. In order for us to properly prepare to welcome your child, we ask that you give us 48-hours prior notice for reserving a shadow date.
    • Click on the “Apply Now” link above to complete the online application and submit the $85 non-refundable application fee.
    • Click here to sign up with SSAT (Secondary School Admission Test) for admission testing. Our SSAT school code is 8008.
    • In January, submit the English and Math confidential teacher evaluation forms to your child’s current teachers, and the transcript request form to your child’s current school. The completed forms will be returned directly to us.
    • If your child did not have an interview during a shadow visit, please contact our Admission Office to schedule an interview.
    • For your convenience, you will have the ability to track your progress through the admission process via your Ravenna application account. Please note that your supporting documents should be received by February 28, 2020.  Admission decisions will be available to you on Saturday, April 4, 2020 via your Ravenna application account.
    • Per AAAIS Admission Procedures for 2019-20, Walker may notify a family of their admission decision prior to the common notification date if the family has a written offer of acceptance from a non-AAAIS school, requiring a commitment prior to April 4.
     
  • International Students

    The Walker School seeks to maintain a diverse educational community that embraces a variety of nationalities, ethnic customs, cultures and lifestyles to enhance the learning experience for all students.  Our international admission offers students from around the globe a rigorous academic program in a nurturing and inviting community where they can explore our numerous curricular and extracurricular programs, resulting in a well-rounded education.

    International Admission Process
    • International students living in the United States with a parent may follow the domestic admission process.
    • Click on the “Apply Now” link above to complete the online application and submit the $150 non-refundable application fee.
    • In addition to the admission requirements for domestic students, please complete the International Student Supplement found in your Ravenna application account.
    • Since we do not offer English as a Second Language courses, international students from non-English speaking countries must have strong reading, writing, and speaking skills in English to receive admission consideration.  International students may submit results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the SSAT. For information on the TOEFL, contact The College Board at Tel: (609) 921-9000 or click here. Our TOEFL school code is B116.  Our SSAT school code is 8008.
    • All documentation, including transcript and teacher evaluation, must be received in English.
    • Interviews may be scheduled to take place by Skype.  
    • Student I-20s will be provided once we have received the enrollment contract and deposit.
    • International students must provide a current and valid passport.
    • Admission decisions will be available to you on Saturday, April 4, 2020 via your Ravenna application account.  Per AAAIS Admission Procedures for 2019-20, if an international applicant is only applying to The Walker School, Walker may notify the applicant of the admission decision prior to the common notification date.
  • 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.