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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Top Rankings

Walnut Hill School for the Arts ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for:

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School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Yes
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Year Founded
1893
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
287 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
35%
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade
Walnut Hill School for the Arts Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
49 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
84%
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Accelerated Chemistry, Advanced Calculus, Advanced English, Biology 2, French 6, Physics 2, Spanish 6
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Day Student tuition 2019–20: $48,680
% on Financial Aid
38%
Acceptance Rate
47%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Susanne Carpenter
Endowment Size
$16 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered
2 sports
Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Arts and Music Programs:
Dance, Film & Media Arts Major, Music, Theater major, Visual Art Major, Writing

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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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Walnut Hill School for the Arts cost?

Walnut Hill School for the Arts's tuition is approximately $64,460 for private students.

What is the acceptance rate of Walnut Hill School for the Arts?

The acceptance rate of Walnut Hill School for the Arts is 47%, which is lower than the national average of 71%.

What sports does Walnut Hill School for the Arts offer?

Walnut Hill School for the Arts offers 2 interscholastic sports: Ballet and Dance.

What is Walnut Hill School for the Arts's ranking?

Walnut Hill School for the Arts ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for: Largest student body and Oldest founding date.

When is the application deadline for Walnut Hill School for the Arts?

The application deadline for Walnut Hill School for the Arts is Jan. 15 / rolling (applications are due on Jan. 15 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

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The average private school tuition in Middlesex County, MA is $28,110 for elementary schools and $43,718 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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