George Walton Academy

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North entrance to George Walton Academy campus inside Monroe, Georgia city limits
George Walton Academy
One Bulldog Drive
Monroe, Georgia USA, GA 30655
Coordinates 33°47′24″N 83°44′25″W / 33.789991°N 83.740324°W / 33.789991; -83.740324Coordinates: 33°47′24″N 83°44′25″W / 33.789991°N 83.740324°W / 33.789991; -83.740324
Established 1969
Status Private School
School number 770.267.7578
Principal Steven Whitley
Principal Kevin Cloud
Headmaster William M. Nicholson
Staff 130
Age range K4–12th grades
Enrollment 1000
Campus Rural
Campus size 50 acres
Color(s) Red, Black, White
Sports Participates in 22 GHSA sports
Mascot Bulldog
Team name Bulldogs
Accreditation SACS, SAIS
Yearbook Resume

George Walton Academy (GWA) is a private school in Monroe, Georgia, USA for students in grades K4-12th grade.

The school is named for Senator George Walton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence.


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.

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