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
21%
State avg.: 25%
Students 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
Tuition Notes Rates are authorized by OSD for both day and residential services
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%

School Notes

  • 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.

Profile last updated: 01/29/2016

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The average private school tuition in Norfolk County, MA is $7,076 for elementary schools and $27,994 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Norfolk County, MA is 68% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).