Walker School

Walker is a multi service agency that serves children and youth from ages 3-22.
Our Needham campus has a therapuetic day school for children ages 5-14, we have a ICBAT(hospital diversion) for children 3-13, a residential program, group home, after school and respite services. Walker has a highschool located in Watertown, MA, called Beacon High School which serves youth that are 14-22.
Walker Partnerships works in over 60 school districts thoughout the commonwealth to build capacity in the public schools, provide consultation and evaluation as well as provide services to prevent out of district placements.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 381 students
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Walker School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for:

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Attribute

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Many LD related issues
Year Founded
1962
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
381 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
22%
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade
Walker School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
28 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
10 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Rates are authorized by OSD for both day and residential services
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Associate
Shannon Lee

School Notes

  • Walker is a multi service agency that serves children and youth from ages 3-22.
  • Our Needham campus has a therapuetic day school for children ages 5-14, we have a ICBAT(hospital diversion) for children 3-13, a residential program, group home, after school and respite services.
  • Walker has a highschool located in Watertown, MA, called Beacon High School which serves youth that are 14-22.
  • Walker Partnerships works in over 60 school districts thoughout the commonwealth to build capacity in the public schools, provide consultation and evaluation as well as provide services to prevent out of district placements.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the acceptance rate of Walker School?
The acceptance rate of Walker School is 90%, which is higher than the national average of 70%.
What is Walker School's ranking?
Walker School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for: Largest student body.
When is the application deadline for Walker School?
The application deadline for Walker School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

5  
I went to Walker in Needham Ma., & graduated in the 1984/85 school year. I was not someone who liked school at all. Even at that young age I had a jaded view from previous schools, be it the disinterested teachers, down to social aspects with students. Walker was the only school I had, (& have ever), attended where I actually enjoyed my time in school, & finally even took advantage of learning. The fact that when I'd started I had suffered from social anxiety, depression, & yes, suicidal thoughts, (something which I'd kept hidden), yet after a very short time I realized that I was somewhere I liked, enjoyed, felt comfortable, & was happy, My time at Walker was short, only one year, but it was the best school year ever. I had even kept in touch with a few of my friends that I'd made there for a number of years after. Looking back, I wish that I'd been able to keep in contact with a few others whom I'd befriended, students & staff alike. I was sort of wondering if there was a way to find some of those people, or if there's some sort of Alumni program set up for this sort of thing. All in all, 23 years after, Walker is the only school I'd bother to give a review, & with the highest praise possible. I doubt I'd still be here today if it weren't for Walker, so I say Thank you, for existing & continuing on, helping all those whom you've helped, & will help for a long time to come.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 381 students
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Norfolk County, MA is $26,713 for elementary schools and $34,736 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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