George Walton Academy
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|George Walton Academy|
|One Bulldog Drive
Monroe, Georgia USA, GA 30655
|Headmaster||William M. Nicholson|
|Age range||K4–12th grades|
|Campus size||50 acres|
|Color(s)||Red, Black, White|
|Sports||Participates in 22 GHSA sports|
|Website||George Walton Academy|
George Walton Academy was founded in 1969 by members of the local community who wanted to provide a college preparatory education for students. Initially, the school was located in Good Hope, Georgia.
In 1975, the school moved from Good Hope into Monroe, Georgia. The new campus sat on 21 acres (85,000 m²) of land. Since that time, the school has been provided opportunities to expand; it now sits on 50 acres (166,000 m²) of land.
The George Walton Academy Marching Bulldog Band has numerous wins, including the 2010 USSBA Division 6 National Championship and 2011 and 2013 Southern States Championship. The school's concert and symphonic bands have also been recognized throughout the Southeast.
The school's athletic and debate teams have also been successful. In the past year there have been numerous scholarships awarded to the top athletes of George Walton Academy.
- Kyle Chandler, actor (Friday Night Lights and Super 8)
- Maureen McKay, opera singer
- Tyler Hubbard, Florida Georgia Line