The Walker School

1968 Central Ave
Needham, MA 02492-0249
Tel: (781)449-4500
Grades: K-8 | 80 students
Walker is a multi service agency that serves children and youth from ages 3-22.
Our Needham campus has a therapuetic day school for children ages 5-14, we have a ICBAT(hospital diversion) for children 3-13, a residential program, group home, after school and respite services.
  Walker has a highschool located in Watertown, MA, called Beacon High School which serves youth that are 14-22.
  Walker Partnerships works in over 60 school districts thoughout the commonwealth to build capacity in the public schools, provide consultation and evaluation as well as provide services to prevent out of district placements.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other school association(s)
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-8
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Many LD related issues

Student Body

Total Students 80 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade The Walker School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 27 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 3:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 10 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $82,000
Tuition Notes Rates are authorized by OSD for both day and residential services
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Dana Hall School (2.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Chestnut Children's Center (2.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Chestnut Children's Center (2.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Needham
    Chestnut Children's Center
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-K | 155 students
    2.1 miles
    167 Chestnut Street
    Needham, MA 02492
  • Wellesley
    Grades: PK-6 | 192 students
    2.1 miles
    78 Benvenue Street
    Wellesley, MA 02482
  • Framingham
    The Brighton School
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: PK-6 | 46 students
    2.1 miles
    360 Water Street
    Framingham, MA 01705
  • Needham
    Monsignor Haddad Middle
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 7-9 | 212 students
    2.4 miles
    110 May St
    Needham, MA 02492
  • Wellesley
    Grades: 5-12 | 465 students
    2.5 miles
    45 Dana Road
    Wellesley, MA 02482

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