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We are welcoming and inclusive school community. We invite you to consider to joining us.

Greetings from the Jackson Walnut Park Admissions Office!

Thank you for your interest in our warm and welcoming community.  We look forward to connecting with you and to helping you navigate your way through the admissions process.

For transfer applicants to the current school year, please call 617-202-9772 to speak to our Director of Admissions for the transfer application process.

For applications to the 2019-20 school year, the process at Jackson Walnut Park is virtually paperless. Using a web-based platform called Ravenna families may efficiently apply and track the status of their applications online.

To begin, prospective parents should create an online Ravenna account using an email address you will have access to throughout the admission season.  Once you have created the Ravenna account, make sure that you find Jackson Walnut Park in the school directory and select “Explore.” This will activate you in the system and will allow us to schedule personalized tours of our campus as well as inform you of upcoming events and deadlines.

Please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Admissions at 617-202-9772 at any point. You may also email our Director of Admissions, Katy Denning, at kdenning@jwpschools.org

All steps in the application process are outlined below:

  • Inquire and Explore

    As a first step, prospective parents should create an online Ravenna account using an email address you will have access to throughout the admission season.  Once you have created the Ravenna account, make sure that you find Jackson Walnut Park in the school directory and select “Explore.” This will activate you in the system and will allow us to schedule personalized tours of our campus as well as inform you of upcoming events and deadlines.

    Alternatively, you are welcome to simply complete the Inquiry Form on our website and we will be in touch soon!

     

  • Visit our Campus

    The best way to get to know Jackson Walnut Park is by visiting our campus, meeting our outstanding teachers and current families, and touring our classrooms.

    Schedule a tour at any time

    Call 617-202-9772 and we will arrange a tour of our campus.

    Or join us at one of the following on-campus events:

    Fall Open Houses

    Sunday, October 28    |    12 noon – 2 p.m.

    Wednesday, November 7    |    5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

    RSVP to let us know if you’re coming to an Open House!

    Weekday Visit Opportunities

    Prospective parents are invited to stop by our Admissions Welcome Center on any of the following Welcome Wednesday mornings to explore our curriculum and programs for children from toddlers through Grade 6.  You will have the opportunity on your visit to tour our Walnut Park Montessori Early Childhood programs, our Jackson Elementary classrooms or both!  No RSVP is required; however, we invite you to complete our online inquiry form to get additional information on these upcoming dates!

    Welcome Wednesdays 2018-2019:

    • November 14   |   8:30 – 10 a.m.
    • November 28   |   8:30 – 10 a.m.
    • December 12  |   8:30 – 10 a.m.
    • January 16  |   8:30 – 10 a.m.
    • January 23  |   8:30 – 10 a.m.
    • January 30  |   8:30 – 10 a.m.
    • March 13  |   8:30 – 10 a.m.
    • April 10  |   8:30 – 10 a.m.
    • May 15  |   8:30 – 10 a.m.

    Explore the World of Kindergarten

    Prospective Kindergarten students and their parents are invited to come and visit our school on a typical school day.  The children will be given a “passport” to visit different areas of our school and will find engaging hands-on activities in our Kindergarten, World Languages, STEM, Art and Music classrooms!

    Explore the World of Kindergarten visits run from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. on the following dates:

    • December 5, 2018
    • January 9, 2019
    • February 6, 2019
    • April 3, 2019

    Kindergarten-ready students who have completed the application process can be scheduled for their in-person assessment on one of our Explore the World of Kindergarten days!

  • Apply online

    An application is required and a non-refundable $55 fee* will be collected as part of the application process for Fall 2019.

    *The application fee for International Students seeking an I-20 form to apply for an F-1 Visa is $250

    Application Fees may be waived for hardship.

    Parents may submit an online application for their child(ren) via Ravenna.

    Those applying will create an individual account and select Jackson Walnut Park  to begin an application online. The Ravenna program will guide you through the process.

     

    Applicants for the 2019-2020 school year must be:

    • 18 months old by 9/1/19 for the Toddler Montessori classroom
    • 3 years old by 9/1/19 for the Primary Half Day Montessori program
    • 4 years old by 9/1/18 for the Primary Full Day Montessori program.
    • 5 years old by 9/1/19 for Jackson Elementary Kindergarten

    Overview of Application Process for Walnut Park Montessori:

    • Complete the Application Form
    • Complete the Family Statement (please provide as much information as possible)
    • Schedule an optional Classroom Observation for Parents/Guardians.

    Overview of Application Process for Jackson Elementary:

    • Complete the Application Form
    • Complete the Family Statement (please provide as much information as possible)
    • Request an evaluation from the child’s current teacher
    • Upload recent report cards (Grades 1-6)
    • Request a full transcript record from the child’s current school (Grades 2-6)
    • Schedule an in-person Student Visit and Assessment for your child.

  • Important Dates & Deadlines

    For Fall 2018 Enrollment:

    We are currently accepting applications on a rolling basis and processing those applications as received for Fall 2018 Enrollment.

    Please contact the Office of Admissions if you have any questions about the Rolling Admissions policies for students applying to join our Jackson Walnut Park community for the 2018-19 school year.

     

    For Fall 2019 Enrollment:

    October 24, 2018: Jackson Walnut Park will begin accepting applications through the online Ravenna system for Fall 2019.

    November 10, 2018:  JWP will begin accepting Financial Aid applications. (note that some information for the Financial Aid application may need to be submitted after January 1, 2019)

    February 1, 2019: Priority Deadline for Fall 2018 applications and Priority Deadline for Financial Aid applications.

    March 10, 2019: Fall 2019 enrollment decisions for priority round applicants are released (mail and email)

    April 10, 2019: Deadline for Enrollment Agreements and Tuition deposits for Fall 2019 enrollment

    May 2019:  Newly enrolled students will be invited for a visit day