Walden offers a flexible and unique educational program that focuses on the development of each student's artistic, intellectual, emotional, and physical growth, building upon children`s intrinsic desire to know about the world.
Led by excited, passionate teachers, who utilize hands-on activities and big-picture thinking, Walden students are motivated and eager learners, who take pride in their work and who take responsibility for their actions. Walden's high academic standards require students to produce original ideas and work to the best of their ability

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked FL School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 60 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $12,750
  • Acceptance rate: 65%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Walden Community School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Florida for:

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Year Founded
2001

Student Body

Total Students
60 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
25%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade
Walden Community School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
40%
Average Class Size
10 students
Number of AP Courses
5 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Chemistry AP Psychology AP English Literature and Composition Advanced Cultural Anthropology Advanced English III
Average SAT score
1250
Average ACT score
27
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
We accept the McKay, FES/Gardiner, Hope, and FL Tax Credit Scholarships for full-time students. Discount available for siblings and annual payment.
Acceptance Rate
65%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Dr. Carol Mikulka
Admissions Associate
Cari Rotenberger, MS

Sports

Total Sports Offered
1 sport
Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Arts and Music Programs:
Chorus, Drama, Performing Arts.

School Notes

  • Our progressive approach to learning, with a 1:10 teacher/student ratio, allows each student to excel and progress far beyond the standards of a regular classroom. Seminar-based classes (even in our elementary school) require active participation from each student. Engaging students to become involved and excited about learning is the result. Our graduates have been accepted at New College, Smith, Elon, Wake Forest, University of Richmond, College of William and Mary, Vanderbuilt, Stetson, Rollins, FAU,  and University of Maine among others.  Walden fosters independent thinking and personal responsibility for success, and our students graduate well prepared to succeed in college and beyond.
Profile last updated: 08/18/2021

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  
We wanted more for our daughter and that's why we chose Walden Community School. We wanted her to love learning and to be excited about going to school every day. On top of that, we wanted her to be safe and in an environment that would give her the freedom that she needs to express herself and learn from her peers. The curriculum is extraordinary and I'm constantly blown away by the critical thinking and creative writing skills that she's been developing at Walden.
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5  
Walden Community School provides a unique learning experience for students. Both of our children attend Walden.This is my son`s fifth year here and we couldn`t be happier. The personal attention and student to teacher ratio is hard to beat! The teachers are very passionate about their jobs and are great at motivating the kids to learn. Students can learn at their own pace. The curriculum is really interesting and keeps the kids engaged. Our kids love going to school and couldn't wait to get back as summer was coming to an end. We love Walden!
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5  
I have 5 children and am a Montessori teacher who stumbled upon Walden Community School by lucky chance. With an extremely low student:teacher ratio and a tailor-made curriculum of project-based learning, it is unlike any other school my family has ever experienced. The director's passion and staff's dedication to best learning practices is evident as students learn, aspire and achieve beyond what is typical in other school settings. The community is warm, inclusive, creative and constructively challenging, inspiring children to reach their fullest potential. I would highly recommend Walden to any families seeking an alternative learning environment.
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5  
Walden now has over 20 kids in Middle and High School (no elementary). This is a great school where the students get individualized / differentiated instruction. Students are motivated and encouraged to do the best they can. The school focuses on academics -- but also on the "whole child" -- their emotional, physical, academically and social needs.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked FL School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 60 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $12,750
  • Acceptance rate: 65%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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