The Walden School

901 N Providence Rd
Media, PA 19063-0190
Tel: (610)892-8000
Grades: NS-8 | 143 students
The Walden School, a preschool through eighth grade independent school, promotes a high standard of academics in a peaceful and caring learning environment.
Walden nurtures the whole child, ignites intellectual curiosity, and fosters independence in a culture of deep and abiding respect.

School Overview

School Type Montessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS)
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded 1967

Student Body

Total Students 143 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade The Walden School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 20 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Tuition ranges between $6000 (3 half day preschool program) and $12650 (full day middle school program)
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director Kathy Swierczek


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 12 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art Club, Athletic Club, Chess Club, Dancing with Ruby, Dramatic Youngsters, Kids Kitchen, Odyssey of the Mind, Printmaking, Sewing Club, Spanish Club, Tiny Tennis, Young Actors Club Art Club, Athletic Club, Chess Club, Kids Kitchen, Printmaking, Sewing Club, Spanish Club, Tiny Tennis, Dancing with Ruby,
Dramatic Youngsters,
Odyssey of the Mind,
Young Actors Club,

School Notes:

  • The Walden School’s purpose is to offer a child-centered education based on the Montessori philosophy of developing the whole child in a nurturing and caring environment. The school provides a process-oriented preschool through middle school curriculum to a diverse community of learners that affirms a child’s innate joy of discovery. We think of ourselves as sharing a journey with children, not charting their journey for them. By expecting them to be responsible and accountable, and treating them with respect, we help them become competent and confident learners. They develop a real love of learning that lasts long after they leave the school.

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Davidson School Elwyn Inc (1.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Media-Providence Friends School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Media-Providence Friends School (0.6 miles away)
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  • Media
    Grades: PK-8 | 159 students
    0.6 miles
    125 W 3rd Street
    Media, PA 19063
  • Media
    Rose Tree Day School
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: K | 50 students
    0.6 miles
    145 W Rose Tree Rd
    Media, PA 19063
  • Media
    Nativity Bvm School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 168 students
    0.9 miles
    Gayley And Franklin Sts
    Media, PA 19063
  • Media
    Benchmark School
    Special Education School
    Grades: 1-8 | 160 students
    1.4 miles
    2107 North Providence Road
    Media, PA 19063
  • Media
    Davidson School Elwyn Inc
    Special Education School
    Grades: NS-12 | 305 students
    1.8 miles
    111 Elwyn Road
    Media, PA 19063

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