Walnut Hill School for the Arts

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  • Founded in 1893, Walnut Hill School for the Arts is an independent, coeducational, boarding and day secondary school for the arts, for grades 912 (ages 1318).
  • In conjunction with intensive arts training in dance, music, theater, visual art, and writing, film, and media art, the School offers a comprehensive and rigorous academic curriculum in all college-preparatory subjects, and is recognized as the premier school for the arts in the United States.
  • Walnut Hill is the only school with a joint program with a major, world-class conservatory: New England Conservatory.
  • The mission of Walnut Hill School for the Arts is to educate talented, accomplished and intellectually engaged young artists from all over the world.
  • The School does so in a diverse, humane and ethical community.
  • Walnut Hill graduates matriculate to the world's top conservatories, art schools, universities, and colleges and are performing on Broadway, television, and movies, and work with symphonies and dance companies around the world.

School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
Year Founded1893

Student Body

Total Students287 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
20%
State avg.: 23%
Students by GradeWalnut Hill School for the Arts Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers49 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
90%
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAccelerated Chemistry, Advanced Calculus, Advanced English, Biology 2, French 6, Physics 2, Spanish 6
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$55,520
Tuition NotesDay Student tuition 2015-16: $41,900
% on Financial Aid
39%
Acceptance Rate
40%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorJason Hersom

School Notes

  • Founded in 1893, Walnut Hill School for the Arts is an independent, coeducational, boarding and day secondary school for the arts, for grades 912 (ages 1318). In conjunction with intensive arts training in dance, music, theater, visual art, and writing, film, and media art, the School offers a comprehensive and rigorous academic curriculum in all college-preparatory subjects, and is recognized as the premier school for the arts in the United States. Walnut Hill is the only school with a joint program with a major, world-class conservatory: New England Conservatory. The mission of Walnut Hill School for the Arts is to educate talented, accomplished and intellectually engaged young artists from all over the world. The School does so in a diverse, humane and ethical community. Walnut Hill graduates matriculate to the world's top conservatories, art schools, universities, and colleges and are performing on Broadway, television, and movies, and work with symphonies and dance companies around the world.
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