Established by Elliott Galloway in 1969 as an independent day school, The Galloway School serves a diverse student body of approximately 750 students in preschool through 12th grade.
Galloway has always had a unique approach to teaching and learning. Galloway encourages students to value themselves and to value learning. Students set and achieve goals based on the individual striving for excellence rather than in competition with others. Students at Galloway pursue a strong academic curriculum and are guided by teachers and staff to make decisions about their education. The value placed on the uniqueness of each child is reflected in the small classes that allow personal contact between students and teachers and flexibility in planning the best learning approach.
We are accredited by and are a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS), the Georgia Independent School Association (GISA), the Atlanta Area Association of Independent Schools (AAAIS) and the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC).
Galloway is the philosophically grounded, learner-focused independent school where students age three through grade 12 develop an abiding love for learning. Preparing students to live successfully as enlightened citizens in a changing world, our community embraces diversity, insists upon common decency, and fosters human dignity.Our History
Through innovation, enthusiasm, and high expectations, Galloway draws students joyfully into learning and cultivates the intrinsic curiosity and unrepeatable talents of each one.
The story of The Galloway School's birth is typical of Elliott Galloway's ability to turn a vision into a reality. Where there was a deserted, condemned building in Northwest Atlanta, Elliott saw a school; and with the help of the new and growing community, Elliott, along with his wife Kitty and good friend Ross Arnold, founded The Galloway School in 1969.
After serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War, Elliott taught at the Westminster Schools. "I became a teacher," he said, "because I wanted to make life more meaningful for children by helping them to become competent and self-motivated individuals." He later served as principal of Westminster middle school before becoming headmaster at Holy Innocents' in 1965.
In Elliott's dream, The Galloway School would be a radically different place where, instead of memorizing facts and formulas, students would learn to learn—about academics and about themselves._Our goal is to help each of you to achieve a superior education, a reasoned understanding and acceptance of yourself, and the willingness, maturity and self-discipline to manage your own learning, now and throughout your life. We know that children will learn only if they want to learn,so what we do is pay attention and find that thing that gives them the desire to know.
--Elliott Galloway, founder