We have had the most wonderful experience here. We conducted a thorough search for the right school for our children, including public schools like those in East Cobb/Midtown/Buckhead & the major private schools in Buckhead (to name a few). We're willing to pay top dollar for their education either through buying a house in the right district or through paying tuition at a top private school (& my daughter actually previously attended a private school in Buckhead). In my opinion, you cannot find better than Walker in metro-Atlanta, period. You'll be blown away at the best-kept education secret in Atlanta. I'm amazed at my daughters' answers to, "How was your day?" They all dive into a conversation with me about the specifics of their day beginning with "it was fantastic," "it was spectacular," or "it was so much fun!!" (I'm talking every, single day!) They are grade-levels ahead in their academic learning. Why do I think this is the case? -clear, organized, advanced, research-based constructivist curriculum w/ tremendous support for your child to be successful -the best teachers, staff and school leadership in metro-Atlanta -fantastic lunch where managing food allergies is a breeze -exceptionally welcoming, diverse group of parents with good character The kids are making lifelong friends here. 100% of graduates are accepted into 4-year colleges (including Harvard). It's worth the investment!
Posted: 8/21/2015 • Link to this review
We are so pleased to be a part of a community that values curiosity, character, and creativity. Whether it is in the classroom, on the court, or on the stage-- students are encouraged to take risks. Our children are known here and they are celebrated here. The presence of multiple faiths and cultures on campus has served to make their world and ours so much bigger! You must spend time on campus and in classes to see what Walker is all about.
Posted: 4/30/2013 • Link to this review
I am a parent at Walker and I have been impressed by the attention that the teachers have given to my son's education, always with an open door and always responsive. I too am saddened by the former student who appears to have great personal problems that are hard to attribute to their Walker education
Posted: 6/05/2011 • Link to this review
Sorry, but I am angry after reading that girl's note about Walker. Can you say teenage issues? My kids have attended Walker since preK, it is the best kept secret in ATL. I also have taught elemenatry school in ATL public schools for 8+ years. What a tradegy for a someone to say such things about such a warm, environment. Solid education, caring people, great SAT scores...more AP courses then Lovett and Pace...can't be beat! shhhh! I give it an A+++
Posted: 7/12/2007 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
My sons both attended this school for grades 9-12. They got a solid education that has stood them well for college and beyond. I put them in this school because of its excellent reputation and based on recommendations from relatives and friends. I believe the public schools -- high schools in particular -- have gotten too big. I wanted my children to be in a place where every teacher (not just the ones who had them in class) knew them. I believe that that atmosphere helped my sons immensely. The school has grown since my sons left, but I still have relatives who attend and I understand it is still an excellent school and that the growth has allowed Walker to take in new activities and opportunities for learning. The most important thing -- the fact that the people at Walker care about one another -- is still true today.
Posted: 3/30/2006 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
I have gone to Walker since I was in Pre-Kindergarden and I feel that I have grown to become the worst person imaginable because of this environment. The administration is intolerant and incompetant. If you are searching for a private school in the Marietta area, this is not the place to take your children.
Posted: 2/08/2006 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
Although The Walker School is not the largest private school in the Atlanta area, it has the biggest heart. I still run in to people that remember me from school that are 5 and 6 years older than me. Everyone knows your face, and almost everyone knows you. I wouldn't trade my years there (5th-12th grade) for anything.
Posted: 11/04/2005 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review