Member School Corner:
|The Galloway School, located in Atlanta, Georgia
An independent school in Atlanta, Georgia, The Galloway School became A Better Chance Member School in 1983. The Galloway School welcomes students age 3 through grade 12, and is located on a beautiful 8.2-acre campus with an 11.5-acre athletics complex. This year, Galloway students learned about topics such as life as a refugee, historical figures, world religions, fraction football, and even created their own Rube Goldberg machines (a contraption that performs a simple task in a complex fashion). Students learn “through innovation, enthusiasm, and high expectations,” says Head of School Suzanna Jemsby, “and by bringing the real world into the classroom. We’re proud to partner with A Better Chance to create exceptional leaders of color.”
This past academic year there were 26 A Better Chance Scholars at The Galloway School. The school hosts a variety of events for A Better Chance including parent orientations and this past May they held a breakfast celebrating A Better Chance’s 50th Anniversary. Ivonne Arauz Simms, Program Manager for the Southeast Region, describes The Galloway School as “unique with a very welcoming air. It’s a school where our Scholars are given the space to express their individual talents.” Parents like Koboi and Sonia Simpson, whose son Ahmadu attends the school, agree. “We make an hour-long commute to Galloway every morning because the sense of community is as strong three years later as it was when we attended that first basketball game. Our son is being seriously challenged, and he is becoming the citizen we had always envisioned. For us, there really was no other choice.”
To learn more about The Galloway School visit www.gallowayschool.org.