The Walden School

Tel: (610)892-8000
  • 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 Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded 1967

Student Body

Total Students 145 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
30%
State avg.: 22%
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
40%
Average Class Size 20 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(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
26%
Admissions Director Kathy Swierczek

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art Club, Athletic Club, Dancing with Ruby, Digital Photography, Dramatic Youngsters, Fun with Science, Odyssey of the Mind, Tiny Tennis, Young Actors Club Art Club, Athletic Club, Tiny Tennis, Dancing with Ruby,
Digital Photography,
Dramatic Youngsters,
Fun with Science,
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.
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