George Walton Academy

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North entrance to George Walton Academy campus inside Monroe, Georgia city limits
George Walton Academy
Address
One Bulldog Drive
Monroe, Georgia, United States 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
Information
Established 1969
Status Private School
School number 770.267.7578
Principal Dan Dolan
Principal Kevin Cloud
Headmaster William M. Nicholson
Staff 130
Age range K4–12th grades
Enrollment 900
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, AdvancED
Yearbook Resume
Website

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

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

History[edit]

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 to Monroe, Georgia. The new campus sat on 21 acres (85,000 m²) of land. Since then, the school has expanded to 50 acres (166,000 m²).

The George Walton Academy Marching Bulldog Band has had numerous wins, including third place in the 2014 USSBA Division 6 National Championship and numerous regional titles. The school's concert and symphonic bands have been recognized throughout the Southeast.

The school's athletic and debate teams have also been successful. Numerous scholarships have been awarded to the top athletes of George Walton Academy.

Notable alumni[edit]

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