Jackson Walnut Park is a unique educational community sponsored by the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Boston. Our youngest children (toddlers through 6 years of age), begin their learning in a fully accredited Montessori program, Walnut Park Montessori. Many of those students continue on to receive an outstanding education at the next step in our continuum, Jackson School (grades K-6). For more than 50 years, JWP has fully prepared our talented graduates for academic endeavors, future leadership, and lives of purpose!
The school is located on a historic campus in Newton, MA, a suburban community outside of Boston. Through small class size and individualized instruction, we support the cultivation of the child's competency in all subject areas, thereby inspiring potential for imaginative, creative, collaborative, and innovative thinking.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-6
  • Students: 350 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $16,525
  • Acceptance rate: 85%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Jackson Walnut Park School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for:


School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-6
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Dyslexia, Language-based or Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
350 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade
Jackson Walnut Park School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
15 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
(School uniform)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition for Toddler and Preschool programs vary. Check website for further details
Summer Program Cost Notes
Please check on jwpschools.org
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Sandi Dunn
Admissions Associate
Sierra Romer


Total Sports Offered
4 sports

School Notes

  • Children who graduate from Jackson School go on to achieve great success in independent middle and high schools in the area, including: Belmont Hill School; Boston College High School; Boston Latin Academy; Boston Latin School; Brimmer and May School; Buckingham Browne & Nichols School; Catholic Memorial High School; Dana Hall School; Dexter Southfield School; Mount Alvernia High School; Newton Country Day School; Nobles and Greenough School; Roxbury Latin School; St. Sebastian`s School; Rivers School; Ursuline Academy; Winsor School and others. Students also attend public middle and high schools in their cities and towns.

School Reviews

I give because "I feel warm here" was the first impression of our older son who transferred to Jackson School in the middle of 4th grade. This is a school that not only provides rigorous academic curriculum, rich art, and music programs, fun and learning extracurricular activities but also embeds high moral values such as integrity, courage, respect, fairness, honesty, and compassion in daily school life. It is a great inclusive community that we are grateful to be part of.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-6
  • Students: 350 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $16,525
  • Acceptance rate: 85%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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