Admission

Tuition & Financial Aid

Our admission deadline for PK-12th was February, 15th.
All late applications submitted and completed after this time will be reviewed in late April depending on space available.
If you are applying to Early Learners or our New Avenues Program, please reach out to admission@thewalkerschool.org for assistance. 
Thank you for your interest in The Walker School. We understand that cost can be a significant factor when considering your school home. That is why it is important to find the best fit for your child and your family.  

The Walker School has created an inclusive community, reflective of the backgrounds and lived experiences of our students and families, working to ensure that cost is not a barrier to access.

If you have questions about financial assistance, please contact our Enrollment and Financial Aid Manager, Patti Logan, at financialaid@thewalkerschool.org. As you engage in the admission process, please reach out to our Admission Team at admission@thewalkerschool.org or (678) 540-7229.

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  • Assistance

    27 percent received financial assistance in 2021-22
  • Awards

    Average financial awards that are given
    PS/LS 5-50 percent
    MS/US 5-90 percent
  • Return

    The Class of 2021 received $5 million in scholarship offers (not including HOPE and Zell Miller). Most Walker alums graduate college in four years. 

Important Dates

Feb. 14, 2022: Admissions Application Deadline
Feb. 14, 2022: Financial Aid applications due (returning families)
Feb. 28, 2022: Financial Aid supporting documents due (returning families)
March 14, 2022: Financial Aid applications due (new applicants)
March 25, 2022: Financial Aid supporting documents due (new applicants)
April 2, 2022: Application and financial aid decisions available to families

FAQS

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  • Financial Aid guiding principles

    Walker’s admission committees have no knowledge of applicants’ financial situation. We consider your child’s application without regard for financial aid. A separate financial aid committee reviews the needs of those who are admitted and request assistance. You will receive your acceptance letter and financial aid decision separately but on the same day if your financial aid application is complete at the time of acceptance.
    • Financial aid is available in Grades PreK(3)–12. The maximum award granted in Grades Pre-K(3)-5 is 50 percent of the yearly tuition. The maximum award for Grades 6-12 is 90 percent. 
    • Completing the financial aid application in a timely manner is important because funds are limited. 
    • The Walker School carefully guards the confidentiality of financial aid decisions. Only members of the financial aid committee are aware of your financial aid status, and your child will never know if they received an award, unless you choose to tell them.
    • Families must complete the financial aid application process annually. Typically, if your financial status has not changed, your award will be similar year to year.
    • If you think you may need financial assistance to attend Walker, we would like to hear from you.
    If you have questions regarding the financial aid application process, please contact Enrollment and Financial Aid Manager Patti Logan at financialaid@thewalkerschool.org or by calling her at 678-581-6891.
  • How do I apply for financial aid?

    Financial aid applications for the 2022-23 academic school year are available beginning Nov. 1, 2021, and must be submitted by Feb. 14, 2022, for returning families and March 14, 2022, for new applicants.

    The Walker School uses School and Student Services (SSS) to process financial aid applications. Please use the following link to begin your application: SSS. The school code for your financial aid application is 8008. If you need assistance, please contact Enrollment and Financial Aid Manager Patti Logan at financialaid@thewalkerschool.org or by calling her at 678-581-6891.

    Monday, February 14, 2022
    Financial Aid application deadline (returning families)

    Monday, March 14, 2022
    Financial Aid application deadline (new applicants)

    Monday, February 28, 2022
    Deadline for supporting documents (returning families)

    Friday, March 25, 2022
    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, Saturday, April 2, 2022. Families have until the common response date, Thursday, April 14, 2022, to accept the award with the return of the financial aid award letter signed by the financially responsible parent.
  • What if my taxes are not ready by the financial aid application deadline?

    Many families do not complete their IRS1040 tax filing until April 15. The Walker School requires all IRS W2s and 1099s for the current year and a complete copy of your most recent tax return. When you have completed your IRS1040, please upload it to your SSS account.
  • Who is eligible for Financial Aid

    Financial assistance is available to all families with demonstrated need.
  • I am 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). In keeping with the NAIS Principles of Good Practice for Financial Aid, the school considers tuition the responsibility of both the custodial and non-custodial parents (regardless or legal settlements) who are divorced, separated, or never married. Accordingly, both parents must complete a Financial Aid application and provide the required supporting documents. In cases where applications are completed by non-married parents, information is kept separate and confidential and will never be shared by the school with the other parent.

    In exceptional cases, where one parent cannot comply, the custodial parent should submit our Statement of Explanation Form. Lack of information from either parent may prevent the family from receiving financial aid.

    Form Explanation Document
  • I have never applied. Tips/advice?

    We know numbers only tell part of a family’s financial story. We encourage families to complete the narrative section of the SSS Financial Aid form.

    Please feel free to contact our Enrollment and Financial Aid Manager Patti Logan at financialaid@thewalkerschool.org or by calling her at 678-581-6891 with any questions about the financial aid process. In addition, the SSS site has many resources available to families applying for financial aid awards. We encourage you to take advantage of these resources.
  • If my family receives financial aid, does that mean I will get it in future years as well?

    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, the school makes every effort to ensure the level of aid from year to year remains similar.

    Financial aid information is confidential and is not shared. To ensure the best possible experience for all families, recipients also are required to keep financial aid awards confidential.
  • If I do not qualify, may I apply later?

    Yes. We realize families’ circumstances can change.
  • Scholarships

    As a member of and in accordance with the guidelines outlined by the Georgia High School Association (GHSA), Walker does not provide merit-based scholarships to students.
  • Do you offer assistance for military families?

    While we do not offer a specific military family discount, we encourage you to include that in the financial aid application narrative section. We appreciate your service and sacrifices your family has made.
  • Latin American / Hispanic scholars need-based program

    The Walker School has secured funds specific to students of Latin American or Hispanic background as part of our overall financial aid budget. Any student with a Latin American or Hispanic heritage who applies for financial aid will be considered for these funds.
  • How can I participate in Georgia GOAL to help Walker assist families with financial aid?

    The Georgia Private School Tax Credit Program allows Georgia residents and C-Corporations to redirect a portion of their Georgia tax liability to a Student Scholarship Organization in support of the financial aid program at a private school of their choice such as The Walker School. Participants receive a dollar-for-dollar tax credit on their state income taxes and a charitable deduction on their federal return.  To learn more about how you can participate, go to the Georgia GOAL website or contact Walker’s Director of Development Cathy Laclaire
  • Expenses to anticipate

    Tuition covers the majority of your child’s Walker experience, including lunch and all school supplies in grades Pre-K(3)-5. However, there may be times when additional fees are required. Those may include books and supplies in Grades 6-12, fine arts trips, international travel, extra athletic apparel (not including uniforms). Please reach out to our Admission team with any questions you have.

Tuition & Fees 2022-23

Grade Level Tuition
Half-Day Early Learner $11,820.00
Full-Day Early Learner $14,820.00
Half-Day Pre-K $14,820.00
Full-Day Pre-K $18,500.00
Kindergarten $21,370.00
Lower School $23,950.00
Middle School $27,170.00
Upper School $27,170.00
Immersive Dyslexia Program $31,560.00

To download 2022-23 tuition payment plans and schedules, please click here.
  • 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.