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 TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1967

Student Body

Total Students145 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
30%
State avg.: 22%
Students by GradeThe Walden School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
40%
Average Class Size20 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Casual)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesTuition ranges between $6000 (3 half day preschool program) and $12650 (full day middle school program)
% on Financial Aid
26%
Admissions DirectorKathy Swierczek

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Athletic Club, Digital Photography, Fun with Science, Odyssey of the Mind, Tiny Tennis

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Dancing with Ruby, Dramatic Youngsters, Young Actors Clu

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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