The Galloway School

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The Galloway School
The Galloway School, 2009

United States
Coordinates33°52′36″N 84°22′46″W / 33.87665°N 84.37940°W / 33.87665; -84.37940Coordinates: 33°52′36″N 84°22′46″W / 33.87665°N 84.37940°W / 33.87665; -84.37940
TypePrivate, coeducational
Established1969 [1]
Head of schoolDr. James Calleroz White (2018-) [3]
Faculty98 [2]
Enrollment750 [2]
Campus8.2 acres [2]
Color(s)Navy blue and gold
AccreditationNational Association of Independent Schools, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Georgia Independent School Association, Atlanta Area Association of Independent Schools, National Association for College Admission Counseling
Tuition$16,999 (Pre-K)
$23,930 (K-4)
$26,235 (5-8)
$27,950 (9-12) [2]

The Galloway School is a private, co-educational day school in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. It was founded by Elliott Galloway in 1969 and offers an academic program for children ages 3 through grade 12. The school has been accredited by and is 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).[1]

The student/teacher ratio is 8:1, and the average class size is 15.


In 1969, Elliott Galloway, his wife Kitty and his friend Ross Arnold founded The Galloway School. Galloway had served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War, and later taught at the Westminster Schools and served as principal of Westminster Middle School. He was named headmaster at Holy Innocents in 1965.[4] The Galloway School opened its doors in 1969 to 380 students; the first class graduated in 1971.

Martin Luther King III was among the first students. King enrolled after he was denied admission at The Lovett School due to his race.[5]

In 1990, Galloway stepped down as the headmaster of The Galloway School and was succeeded by Dr. Joe Richardson, Dr. Linda Martinson and Thomas Brereton. On August 18, 2010, Dr. Beth Farokhi assumed leadership for a two-year term. On November 28, 2011, the school's board of trustees announced Suzanna Jemsby as its next head of school,[6] with a start date of July 1, 2012. Dr. James Calleroz-White began his tenure as head of the school in the summer of 2018.


In 1988, the school constructed the Sims Building to house the Early Learning program (traditionally elementary school). In 1996 it built the Arnold Building for its Middle Learning program (traditionally middle school) as well as a gymnasium. In 2004, the campus was completed with the Chaddick Center for the Arts, a arts center that includes a 300-seat theatre, drama and music classrooms, visual arts spaces and a multi-media technology center. In 2007, the school opened the Galloway Athletics Complex, an off-campus athletics facility with two soccer fields and a full-sized track. In 2016, the school opened a baseball and softball sports complex.[7]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b "The Galloway School: About".
  2. ^ a b c d "The Galloway School: Galloway at a Glance".
  3. ^ "The Galloway School: Head of School".
  4. ^ "The Galloway School: Mission & History".
  5. ^ Purdy, Michelle A. (January 20, 2016). "Blurring Public and Private: The Pragmatic Desegregation Politics of an Elite Private School in Atlanta". History of Education Quarterly. 56 (1): 61–89. doi:10.1111/hoeq.12149. ISSN 0018-2680.
  6. ^ Pons, Jennifer. "head of school". Jennifer Pons. Archived from the original on 24 October 2014. Retrieved 19 June 2012.
  7. ^ Galloway Athletics [@GwayAthletics] (8 June 2016). "IT'S OFFICIAL! Galloway now has a baseball/softball facility! #ScotsNation – Welcome to Warren Road! @gallowayschool" (Tweet) – via Twitter.

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