Walden School

  • Walden is a progressive independent elementary school serving 190 students Pre-Kindergarten through 6th grades.
  • CAIS, WASC accredited.  Memberships: National Association of Independent Schools, The Independent School Alliance for Minority Affairs and The Southern California People of Color in Independent Schools.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Year Founded1970
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students192 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
50%
State avg.: 44%
Students by GradeWalden School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers21 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size17 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 24 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$22,400
Tuition NotesTuition is for 2019-2020 school year. $500 new student fee.
% on Financial Aid
30%
Acceptance Rate
67%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorBilly Christian

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Arts and Music Programs:
and Dance, Fulltime Co-Curricular Specialty Teachers in Art, Library, Music, Science & Technology, Spanish, Storytelling

School Notes

  • Our Mission
  • At Walden School, we nurture a child's natural wonder and personal dignity. We provide a personalized, developmentally appropriate program that encourages responsibility, initiative, child-led inquiry, ethical behavior, and excellence. We promote positive conflict-resolution skills, understanding and creativity in problem-solving. Children learn academic skills and concepts through experience and Socratic discussion, as well as through direct instruction and practice. We teach children to value and respect diversity. We strive, therefore, to lay the foundation for wisdom, to encourage the spirit of Renaissance learning, and to teach that we all have stewardship for the world in which we live.

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