Walden School

Tel: (626)792-6166
  • Walden is a progressive independent elementary school serving 225 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.

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)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Year Founded1970

Student Body

Total Students214 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
42%
State avg.: 43%
Students by GradeWalden School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers27 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
20%
Average Class Size17 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 29 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$19,880
Tuition NotesTuition is for 2015-2016 school year. $500 new student fee.
% on Financial Aid
30%
Acceptance Rate
79%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorSarah Lougheed-Gill
Admissions AssociateLudia Chae-Zerrudo

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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