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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

2022-2023: 124


African American     7%

Asian                       1%

Caucasian              68%

Middle Eastern         3%

Multiracial                21%

Financial Assistance:
25% of all students receive assistance

Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS)

Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS)
Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS)
Montessori Teachers Association of Pennsylvania (MTA-PA)

School Day: 
3 Half Day (T, W, Th): 8:45-11:30
3 Half Day & Lunch (T, W, TH): 8:45 - 12:30
3 Full Day (T, W, Th): 8:45-3:00
5 Half Day: 8:45-11:30
5 Half Day & Lunch 8:45 - 12:30
5 Full Day: 8:45-3:00
Elementary School: 8:30-3:00
Extended Day: 7:30 AM - 8:30PM; 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Walden graduates enroll at these and other excellent 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
Garnet Valley High School        
Haverford School
Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy
Malvern Preparatory School
Marple Newtown High School
Merion Mercy School
Penncrest 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

The Walden School currently has transportation provided by 14 different districts.

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.