The Galloway School
215 Chastain Park Ave., NW, Atlanta
Enrollment: 750 students (Pre-K 3-12th grade)
Head of School Dr. James Calleroz White
The Galloway School is thrilled to add two new members to its leadership team for the 2023-24 school year: Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Dr. Tiffany Russell and Assistant Head of School David Peden. In Galloway's dynamic middle learning classes, teachers are embracing the power of virtual reality (VR) to revolutionize their students' learning experiences. VR has emerged as a remarkable tool, enabling teachers to captivate students and bring subjects to life in real ways. Picture students putting on their VR headsets and embarking on virtual field trips that transcend the limitations of traditional classrooms. They explore historical landmarks, engage in immersive simulations and experiments, and gain a deeper understanding of diverse cultures. Galloway's 5th-grade social studies class is abuzz with activity as students use VR to design theme park rides centered around global studies topics. In an adjacent classroom, English students are coding and creating virtual reality book reports, enhancing their storytelling skills in VR platform, CoSpaces. Meanwhile, another class is delving into virtual reality biomes, showcasing the human impact and natural threats that affect these ecosystems. These examples represent just a glimpse of how Galloway teachers leverage VR to amplify the learning experience. As technology advances, their dedicated faculty continue to discover innovative ways to integrate VR seamlessly into teaching practices, equipping students with practical skills and expanding their horizons beyond the traditional classroom.
4301 Northside Parkway NW, Atlanta,
Head of school: Joe Marshall
Trinity School is very excited to announce the opening of the Damani Recreation Center, which houses a new early elementary (early learners – first grade) physical education gym and an upper elementary (grades 2–6) recess gym. This beautiful new building also provides adaptable, expanded space for discovery and play, enrichment activities, gatherings, after-school classes, and summer camps. The Damani Rec Center was made possible by the generosity of Trinity community members and their donations to the school’s $14.5 million Inspire Excellence campaign, which recently concluded. The campaign also funded renovations to upper elementary classrooms as well as the early elementary and upper elementary playgrounds; the construction of the school’s new Early Childhood Outdoor Learning Center and Early Elementary Dining Hall; and a $1.5 million endowment increase to help support student financial assistance, employee salaries, and program improvements.
Main Campus: Pre-K - 12th grade
1662 Rugby Avenue, College Park
North Campus: Pre-K - 6th grade
6565 Boles Road Johns Creek
Total Enrollment: 2,655
President: F. Stuart Gulley, Ph.D.
Mrs. Viji Namburar, the recently named principal of Woodward North, has deep roots at the school and in the community it serves. Mrs. Namburar came to Woodward North in 2002. She has served as a pre-kindergarten, first, and second-grade lead teacher, and for the last four years she was the school’s assistant principal. Her love, dedication, and devotion to Woodward North are steadfast. And while she is fiercely committed to continuing the “magical” experience at Woodward North, she brings to the principalship new ideas, including adding a debate team; creating a greenhouse as an alternative learning space and teaching students about sustainability; advancing the “Girls Who Code” initiative; and incorporating SEE (social-emotional-ethical) learning throughout the curriculum. Additionally, Mrs. Namburar will continue to reach beyond the walls of Woodward North to bring experts from various fields into the classrooms, providing students with real-life learning experiences and opportunities.
Mrs. Jean Armstrong is Woodward North’s new assistant principal. She comes to Woodward with more than 27 years of experience as an educator, most recently at Northview High School. At Northview, she served as the English department chair of Northview’s magnet program—3DE Leadership Academy—as well as a lead English teacher and instructional coach for the program.
3790 Ashford Dunwoody Road, NE, Atlanta
Enrollment: 1,100 students
President Mr. J. D. Childs / Principal Mr. Kevin Mullally
Marist School welcomes J.D. Childs as its first lay president at the start of the 2023-2024 school year. He brings with him a distinguished career in mission-inspired and charism-charged leadership in Catholic education. His visionary guidance will advance the school’s 122-year tradition of excellence in preparing students to be faith-filled, global-ready servant leaders.
966 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta
Enrollment: 1,150 students in Pre-first through 12th grade
Head of School: Fred Assaf
Pace Academy Lower School students love recess on “The World’s Greatest Playground,” which opened in late 2021. Designed to complement Pace’s castle-like buildings, the Kam Memar Lower School’s play space inspires adventure and imagination. The playground includes 11 slides, as well as giant towers that offer opportunities for rope climbing and exploration; a large turf field that provides plenty of room for sports and games; and themed activity panels that encourage critical thinking. A roller slide built into a hillside is just one of several ADA-accessible elements. Students can access the playground from the classroom building’s second story via giant slides and/or climbing elements, and a state-of-the-art gymnasium at ground level extends the playground indoors and facilitates easy access to restrooms and an elevator.