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Valwood School is a private, coeducational, college preparatory day school located several miles outside of Valdosta, Georgia. The school offers programs from pre-kindergarten through high school. Approximately 400 students are currently enrolled. The school's mission is to "instill in its students an enthusiasm for academic excellence, the foundations of strong character, and a commitment to serve others". The private sector of a nations economy consists of all that is outside the state. ... Coeducation is the integrated education of men and women. ... A university-preparatory school or college-preparatory school (usually shortened to preparatory school, or prep school) is a private secondary school (or high school) designed to prepare a student for higher education. ... A day school is an institution where children are given educational instruction only during the day and after which children return to their homes. ... Valdosta is a city in, and the county seat of Lowndes County, Georgia, United States. ... Pre-Kindergarten (also called Pre-K) refers to the first formal academic classroom-based learning environment that a child customarily attends in the United States. ... Main article: Secondary education High school is a name used in some parts of the world, and particularly in North America, to describe the last segment of compulsory secondary education. ... Alternate uses: Student (disambiguation) Etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stŭdērĕ, which means to study, a student is one who studies. ...


Valwood School first conducted classes in September, 1969 in the old Central Elementary School building in Valdosta. At first, classes were only offered for grades 1-10, kindergarten and eleventh grade programs were added in 1970. The first full graduation exercise was held in June, 1972, and the school moved to Gornto Road in the fall of that year. A preschool program was added in 1982. Various improvements to the physical plant were completed over the years, including a gymnasium/cafeteria complex in 1973 and an athletic field in 1989. In 2000 the school received a gift of 45 acres of pecan grove from the Howard Dasher Company as a relocation site. The school opened its new campus at the location, two miles north of US Highway 41/North Valdosta Rd on Old US Hwy 41, on August 26, 2002. The current headmaster is Cobb Atkinson. In 2006 the circle 7 district of the Alapaha Area Council of Boy Scouts of America hosted day camp there. For the Stargate SG-1 episode, see 1969 (Stargate SG-1). ... A kindergarten classroom in Afghanistan. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... A nursery school is a school for the education of very young children (generally five years of age and younger). ... Modern indoor gymnasium with pull-down basketball hoops. ... One of a number of cafeterias at Electronic City campus, Infosys Technologies Ltd. ... Athletics, also known as track and field or track and field athletics, is a collection of sport events. ... Binomial name Carya illinoinensis (Wangenh. ... U.S. Highway 41 in northern Michigan United States Highway 41 is a north-south United States highway that runs from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to Miami Beach, Florida. ... August 26 is the 238th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (239th in leap years). ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is a United States Scouting organization, with some presence in other countries. ...


Accreditation & Memberships:

  • Accredited with Quality by the Georgia Accrediting Commission Member
  • The National Association for College Admission Counseling
  • The National Association of Independent Schools
  • The Southern Association of Independent Schools
  • The Southern Association for College Admission Counseling

External links

  • Valwood School official website
  • Private school review page on Valwood School

 
 

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