March 2, 2015: Today we celebrate Mrs. Galloway's 103rd birthday. Watch students at the Galloway School wish her a Happy Birthday!
The Galloway School in Friendswood, Texas was the vision of Marie and James H. Galloway of Houston, Texas. Mr. Galloway, a graduate of Texas A & M University, served as Senior Vice President, member of the Board of Directors, and Management Committee during his 43 year career with the Humble Oil and Refining Company and Exxon. Mrs. Galloway, a graduate from Lutheran College, graduated with a business degree and began working in her hometown of Luling, Texas. She and Mr. Galloway met in Luling, married in Seguin, Texas and began their life together traveling all over the United States and many foreign countries. Mr. and Mrs. Galloway did not have any children, however, they were both extremely supportive of education. They believed very strongly that a good education is essential to one's success. This was the thinking behind the creation of The Galloway School.
The Galloway School opened its doors in 1993 to 19 students in the Clear Lake area. The Galloway’s vision was to provide an accelerated academic program with a caring environment. The current school facility, located at 3200 W. Bay Area Boulevard in Friendswood, Texas, was built in 2005 to accommodate students PK-3 through 8th grade.
The school is governed by a Board of Trustees whose job is to ensure the continuation of excellent standards, to administer budgets, and to create an atmosphere where both students and staff work together to achieve academic excellence. Because of our advanced curriculum promoting a world-class, 21st Century Education, The Galloway School has excelled above and beyond all other private schools in both the Clear Lake and Friendswood areas. The Galloway School has been named "The Best Private School in the Bay Area." The Galloway School continually strives to exceed the high standards the Galloway’s established in the school’s charter.
Mr. Galloway passed away just one year before the school opened its doors, but Mrs. Galloway vowed to continue their dream. She is still going strong at 102 years of age. Nothing pleases her more than receiving updates on her beloved school, and nothing makes her smile bigger than hearing a student success story!
Here’s to you Mrs. Galloway . . . Go OWLS!