Jackson Walnut Park School

  • 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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
American Montessori Society (AMS)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-6
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia, Language-based or Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded1967
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost NotesPlease check on jwpschools.org
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students350 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Jackson Walnut Park School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size15 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(School uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$16,525
Tuition NotesTuition for Toddler and Preschool programs vary. Check website for further details
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$4,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorSandi Dunn
Admissions AssociateSierra Romer


Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Rock Climbing, Track and FieldBasketballCross Country,
Rock ClimbingTrack and Field,

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.

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    Waltham, MA 02452
    (781) 899-0353
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    2.7 miles
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    (617) 738-8695
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    2.5 miles
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    Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
    (617) 566-4394
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    Grades: PK-6 | 99 students
    4.9 miles
    9 Westminster Ave
    Arlington, MA 02474
    (781) 643-5511
    4.9 PK-6

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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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