School Profile

Mission:
The Walden School, a preschool through eighth grade independent school, promotes a high standard of academics in a peaceful and caring learning environment. Walden nurtures the whole child, ignites intellectual curiosity, and fosters independence in a culture of deep and abiding respect.
 
Founded: 1967

Student/Teacher Ratio: 10 to 1

Enrollment:
2016-17: 155
Preschool/ Kindergarten: 76
Elementary/ Middle School: 79

Ethnicity:
African American 9%
Asian 2%
Caucasian 70%
Latino 1%
Middle Eastern 4%
Multiracial 14% 
 
Languages Spoken by Walden families:
Slavic, German, Hindi, Urdu, Portuguese, Greek, Spanish, Swedish, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, and Thai

Financial Aid:
25% of all students receive financial aid

Accreditation:

Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS)

Memberships:
Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS)
Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS)
American Montessori Society (AMS)
Montessori Teachers Association of Pennsylvania (MTA-PA)


School Day:
3 Half Day (T, W, Th): 8:45-11:30
3 Full Day (T, W, Th): 8:45-3:00
5 Half Day: 8:45-11:30
5 Full Day: 8:45-3:00
Elementary/Middle School: 8:30-3:00
Extended Day: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM

In recent years, Walden graduates have enrolled at these schools:
  • Academy of Notre Dame de Namur
  • Agnes Irwin School
  • Archmere Academy
  • Baldwin School
  • Bishop Shanahan High School
  • Cardinal O'Hara High School
  • Country Day School of the Sacred Heart
  • Delaware Valley Friends School
  • Devon Preparatory School
  • Episcopal Academy
  • Friends' Central School
  • Friends Select School
  • Haverford School
  • Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy
  • Malvern Preparatory School
  • Marple Newtown High School
  • Merion Mercy Academy
  • Penncrest High School
  • Ridley High School
  • Saint Elizabeth's High School
  • Saint Joseph's Preparatory School
  • Salesianum School
  • Solebury School
  • Springfield High School
  • Strath Haven High School
  • The Christian Academy
  • The Crefeld School
  • The Phelps School
  • The Shipley School
  • Villa Maria Academy High School
  • West Catholic High School
  • Westtown School
  • Wilmington Friends School
  • Woodlynde School
 
Transportation:
The Walden School currently has transportation provided by 17 different districts with Walden students residing in the following school districts: Chester Upland, Easttown, Garnet Valley, Haverford, Interboro, Marple Newtown, Penn Delco, Phoenixville, Radnor, Ridley, Rose Tree Media, Southeast Delco, Springfield, Unionville Chadds Ford, Upper Darby, Wallingford Swarthmore, West Chester and William Penn.   

The Walden School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, sex, handicap, age, or national origin in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, or hiring practices.