Walden School Corporation

In partnership with families, Walden School provides an educational environment- both academic and social- that fosters a lifelong enthusiasm for learning and challenges individual students to reach their full potential so they may flourish in a diverse and changing world.
The Walden community provides an atmosphere where academic, cultural, and religious differences are acknowledged, respected, and celebrated.
Walden, in partnership with families, assists students in acquiring knowledge, skills, and values needed to accept responsibility for their lives in a changing world.
These values will allow them to play an effective role in a multicultural society.
Walden fosters an educational environment in which academic and intellectual growth is complemented by a concern for moral, physical, and psychological growth.
Walden recognizes that there are differences in the rates and patterns of growth and development in each individual student.
Through small class size, a carefully planned and frequently reviewed college preparatory curriculum, and continuous professional excellence in the faculty, Walden provides guidance and assistance in all aspects of the student's school experience.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12

Student Body

Total Students297 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 9%
Students by Grade Walden School Corporation Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers37 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Louisville
    Grades: PK-12 | 676 students
    4.3 miles
    2427 Glenmary Ave
    Louisville, KY 40204
    (502) 479-0340
    4.3 PK-12
  • Louisville
    Grades: PK-12 | 422 students
    6 miles
    3101 Bluebird Ln
    Louisville, KY 40299
    (502) 267-6187
    6 PK-12
  • Louisville
    Grades: PK-8 | 153 students
    1.7 miles
    8005 New LaGrange Rd
    Louisville, KY 40222
    (502) 327-0122
    1.7 PK-8
  • Louisville
    Grades: NS-12 | 816 students
    4.4 miles
    4100 Springdale Rd
    Louisville, KY 40241
    (502) 423-0440
    4.4 NS-12
  • Louisville
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    Alternative School
    Grades: NS-5 | 251 students
    3.4 miles
    4200 Lime Kiln Lane
    Louisville, KY 40222
    (502) 425-6904
    3.4 NS-5

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (9 reviews)
My son has been at Walden since 1st grade, and he is currently in 7th grade. There are many, many reasons why I am thrilled my son is getting a Walden education, but the top two are probably community and individuality. My son knows that each one of his teachers care deeply for him and are always inspiring him to be the best version of himself. I also like the way they celebrate the individual - it's not a cookie cutter cultural. Everyone gets to be themselves and are celebrated for their uniqueness.
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I am writing as both a former student and current parent. Walden has been the perfect place for our child with the small class sizes and Teacher-student ratio. My daughter has grown so much in the years she has been at Walden, and I know her experiences will stay with her through her life as mine have.
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My oldest daughter has been at Walden for 4 years, and my youngest has started school there this year. We have found Walden to be a warm, welcoming community where every child is appreciated for who they are while being challenged to do their best and reach their fullest potential. Both of my daughters love Walden and are very sad if they ever have to miss a day. Every teacher we have had thus far has been outstanding, with the low student to teacher ratio they are really able to get to know your child and the learning style that works best for them. There are lots of ways for kids to get involved in clubs, sports, a K-12 play, etc. We are very happy in this community!
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Walden has been great since day one. The facilities, faculty and staff and the best there is. It always feels like home.
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Being a small school allows for a lower student to teacher ratio, giving my son more confidence when asking questions and engaging him in group activities. The teachers are passionate about seeing their students succeed. The school truly is like a big family. The teachers are truly invested in my son's education and his growth as a learner. My son's love of learning is still strong, even in middle school, and I really think it is because of Walden who feeds this love of learning and acknowledges his individuality. We love everything about Walden!
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I have four children at Walden School. Here they have found a warm, loving community that places equal importance on academic excellence and compassionate citizenship. Each child has been allowed to embrace their true selves and teachers, faculty and administration work hard to know each child and support their social, emotional and educational needs. We love Walden.
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In an evolving global landscape, Walden students are instilled with a genuine love for learning and passion to better themselves, each other, and the world.
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My child has been at Walden for several years. The teachers (and administrators) are passionate about the students being successful and make learning fun! Each grade is like a family unit. The school has amazing academic accomplishments, communicates to parents well and fosters a warm and inclusive environment! Each child is encouraged to think independently and creativity is nurtured. The school supports understanding the world around you and offers many opportunities to volunteer and connect with community.
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We have found Walden to be warm, nurturing environment that makes learning fun. My daughter went to a good school before Walden and did not like school, she LOVES Walden.
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