Admission

Tuition & Financial Aid

We have limited openings in select grades. 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

    29 percent received financial assistance in 2022-23
  • Awards

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

    The Class of 2022 received over $6 million in scholarship offers (not including HOPE and Zell Miller). Most Walker alums graduate college in four years. 

Important Dates

October 1st, 2022: Applications Open
February 15, 2023: Application Deadline
April 1st, 2023: Application and Financial Aid Decision Release to Parents
April 13th, 2023: Parent Response

February 15th, 2023: Financial Aid Applications Due for Current Families
March 15, 2023: Financial Aid Applications Due for New Families
February 28th, 2023: Financial AId Supporting Documents due for Returning Families
March 24th, 2023: Financial Aid Supporting Documents due for New 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 Dec. 1, 2022, and must be submitted by Feb. 15, 2023, for returning families and March 15, 2023, for new applicants.

    The Walker School will be using Blackbaud Financial Aid this year to process financial aid applications. More information about the new process and platform will be coming soon. 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.

    Wednesday, February 15, 2023
    Financial Aid application deadline (returning families)

    Wednesday, March 15, 2023
    Financial Aid application deadline (new applicants)

    Tuesday, February 28, 2023
    Deadline for supporting documents (returning families)

    Friday, March 24, 2023
    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 1, 2023. Families have until the common response date, Thursday, April 13, 2023, 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 account.
  • Who is eligible for Financial Aid

    Financial assistance is available to all families with demonstrated need.
  • I am divorced, separated or never-married

    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 of 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 financial aid application.

    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.  
  • 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 financial aid application each year 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.