Walnut Park Montessori

Jackson Walnut Park is a unique educational environment sponsored by the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Boston! Our youngest children, (toddlers through 6 years old) begin in a fully accreddited Montessori program.
Our students then go on to receive an outsanding education in our Jackson elementary which provides a discovery-based curriculum through grade 6.
Our graduates are fully prepared for acdemic endeavors, future leadership and lives of purpose!.

School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Montessori Society (AMS)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
Year Founded1966
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students202 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Walnut Park Montessori Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio12:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size25 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$14,300
Tuition Notes2017-2018 Tuition varies from $11,175-16,000 depending on program.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$2,500
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorKaty Denning


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Art Club, Chess, Chinese Culture, Computer Club, Karate, Kids Corner After School Program (11:30-5:30)

School Notes

  • Walnut Park Montessori School is part of the Jackson Walnut Park Schools collaborative sponsored by the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Boston.
  • Walnut Park Montessori School serves children from 18 months-6 years. Upon completion of student's kindergarten year at Walnut Park, families then move to Grade 1 at Jackson elementary as part of the Jackson Walnut Park continuum. Jackson School is a Catholic elementary from K-Grade 6 known for challenging academics.
  • In unity with our children's families, we sustain and perpetuate a reflective, spiritually inspired, dynamic learning community.

Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school to Walnut Park Montessori is Dearborn Academy (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school and preschool is Jackson Walnut Park School (0.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Newton
    Grades: NS-6 | 350 students
    0.1 miles
    200 Jackson Road
    Newton, MA 02458
    (617) 202-9772
    0.1 NS-6
  • Newton
    Dearborn Academy
    Dearborn Academy Photo - Director, Howard Rossman, has been at Dearborn Academy since 1983.
    Special Education School
    Grades: 4-12 | 95 students
    0.3 miles
    Newton, MA 02458
    (781) 641-5992
    0.3 4-12
  • Braintree
    Grades: 9-12 | 284 students
    0.4 miles
    2001 Washington Street
    Braintree, MA 02184
    (857) 400-9700
    0.4 9-12
  • Watertown
    The Goddard School
    The Goddard School Photo
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-K
    0.7 miles
    26 Chestnut Street
    Watertown, MA 02472
    (617) 402-5220
    0.7 NS-K
  • Newton
    Newton Country Day School
    Newton Country Day School Photo - Newton Country Day School's lovely suburban campus includes classroom space, state-of-the-art science labs, a library, a theatre, a new athletic and wellness center, and playing fields.
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 5-12 | 410 students
    0.9 miles
    785 Centre St
    Newton, MA 02458
    (617) 244-4246
    0.9 5-12

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
Jackson school is place that every kid can call home. Be loved and also being intellectually challenged. The teachers and staff here are second to none of other schools. They are dedicated, professional and caring.Not to mention the newly constructed student center for sports/performing art and community gathering.We feel this school is blessed.
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Walnut Park was the best educational decision I ever made for my three children. A caring environment with dedicated staff and a commitment to education. You cannot go wrong here. All three went on to Jackson School which is excellent value.
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