Walden Center & School

Tel: (510)841-7248
  • Walden Center and School offers child-centered academics that fully incorporate artistic expression within a supportive community of learners.
  • Walden is a progressive, teacher-run elementary school. Our curriculum combines developmentally appropriate expectations with challenging units of study.
  • The school's environment enhances each child's academic, emotional, social, creative and physical growth.
  • The Walden staff supports experiential learning, cooperative endeavor, creativity and appreciation of personal expression within a broader community.
  • We believe that children learn best in an environment that stimulates an interest in the world around them.

School Overview

School TypeAlternative School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association for the Education of Young Children
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedClassroom teachers modify program strategies to support mild learning differences with the support of a Learning Specialist.
Year Founded1958

Student Body

Total Students83 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
99%
State avg.: 43%
Students by GradeWalden Center & School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
90%
Average Class Size10 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 3 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$12,970
Tuition NotesPayable in 8 installments: a 3 month deposit and $1,297 per month Aug - Feb.
% on Financial Aid
50%
Average Financial Aid Grant$4,601
Acceptance Rate
75%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorCaroline Schnieders
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