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Valwood School holds accreditation from both the Southern Association of Independent Schools and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the National Association of Schools and the Georgia Association of Independent Schools.
Valwood School is an independent college preparatory school, in Hahira, Georgia, serving preschool, kindergarten, elementary, middle and high School students and their families from all over the Southeast. Our academic program is based on the teaching and mastery of the foundational skills necessary for academic and personal success in college and beyond.
We believe that a truly excellent education integrates opportunities to explore a variety of interests while developing a strong academic base. It is this combination of passion and purpose that creates children who are excited about learning.
Our school is a special place where students are prepared for college and beyond. How are our students ready for what’s ahead?
Our teachers, coaches, and counselors are all invested in making sure each child is valued, understood, and challenged at the right time.
Our college counselors are attentive to each student’s potential and are equipped to make the right-fit college recommendations.
Our teachers, staff, and families all come together for one common goal – an exceptional educational experience.
Our state-of-the-art 45-acre campus is nestled between towering pecan trees and laid out to add to the college preparatory experience. Valwood School is conveniently locate off of I-75, just 4 miles north of Valdosta on Old US Highway 41.
We invite your family to visit our vibrant campus to experience Valwood for yourself.
Crane Hall, located on the west end of Dasher Quad, is named in honor of the leadership provided the school and the community by Mr. and Mrs. W. Ed Crane and the Crane Family. Inside Crane Hall is the Corker Giles Library, a state-of-the-art library and media center which serves the Middle and Upper Schools. Crane Hall also houses the school’s administrative offices and the Pearlman Conference room. The distinctive architectural feature of Crane Hall is the cupola that overlooks the entire campus.
The Godwin-Holmes Fine Arts building is located between the Lower and Upper Schools. This beautiful building is named after Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Holmes and Mr. and Mrs. Mike Godwin. The building includes classroom space for the George and Martha Lawrence Choral music room, drama room, the Esther Coffin Miller art room and the Rodgers Performance Hall, a multi-use space for small programs and gatherings, and the First State Bank gallery located in the foyer.
The Lower School is housed in Foy Anderson Hall, located on the northwest corner of Dasher Quad. Foy Anderson Hall is named to honor the memory of Mrs. Leila Ernestine “Tootsie” Anderson and in appreciation of the generous contributions of her mother, Mrs. Courtney B. Foy, and son, Mr. Robert B. Anderson, III. Foy Anderson Hall houses fourteen classrooms for students in grades pre-kindergarten through fifth grade and the Lower School office suite. One of the special features of Foy Anderson Hall is the Turner Library, an age-appropriate space for Valwood’s Lower School students. Lower School students also enjoy a wonderful playground named in memory of Victoria Ann Newsome that includes separate play areas for different age levels.
The Middle School building houses students in grades six through eight. Architectural highlights of the Middle School include five lecture rooms, a computer lab, two science labs, a small seminar room, and an office suite with a small conference room.
The Upper School is located at the northeast corner of Dasher Quad. This state-of-the-art facility includes eight lecture rooms with one being the Loeffler-Tillman Room, two state-of-the-art science labs (one for the biological sciences, one for chemistry and physics), and an office suite. The Querin Biology Lab is named honor of Dr. and Mrs. Bill Querin while the Tidmore Chemistry Lab is named in honor of Dr. William Tidmore and Dr. Jennifer Lawrence.
At the east end of Dasher Quad is the Eager Sports Center, named to honor the leadership provided the school and community by Mr. and Mrs. William G. Eager, III and three generations of the Eager family. The Eager Sports Center houses the James H. Rainwater Lobby, the school’s gymnasium, the Justin Hobdy All-Purpose Room, four student locker rooms, coaches’ offices, and athletic storage space.
The Dining Hall and Student Center includes a patio for outside dining, a full-service kitchen, maintenance and janitorial offices, and the Spirit Store.
The school campus consists of seven major buildings surrounding Dasher Quadrangle. Dasher Quad, named in memory of Howard Dasher, Sr., is a four-acre green space in the center of campus. The quad is the school’s central outdoor congregating space.
Eager Sports Center, athletic facilities include Goddard Field (football and soccer), the Hathcock Tennis Center, Hollis Field (softball), a practice field, a baseball stadium, and Scruggs Track and Field. In addition to these athletic fields, a building was recently constructed under the stands to house concessions, restrooms, and an additional spirit store.
We invite you to explore Valwood through our website, but the best way to learn more about our school’s mission and approach is to visit us. We hold admissions coffee-and-tour sessions monthly where you will learn about our curriculum and extracurricular programs, and you will also be able to see first-hand our beautifully designed, state-of-the-art facilities.