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

Jackson Walnut Park is currently accepting applications for limited openings in the following grade/age levels:

  • Primary Half Day Montessori (3 years old by September 1, 2018)
  • Primary Full Day Montessori (4 years old by September 1, 2018)
  • Kindergarten (5 years old by September 1, 2018)
  • Grades 1-6 (limited spaces, call 617-202-9772 to learn more about transfer space available)

Wait pool applications for our Toddler classroom (18 months – 2.9 years old) are also being accepted.

For applications to the 2018-19 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, kindly create your Ravenna account using an email address you will have access to throughout the admission season. 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

Please make sure on the Ravenna system to select the option from the drop down menu for FALL 2018 (the system will auto-default to Fall 2019).  Please select Fall 2018 for upcoming school year enrollment.  We will begin accepting applications for Fall 2019 in late September.

  • Inquire

    For more information, please call our Office of Admissions at 617-202-9772, or complete this online form to begin the application process


  • Visit our Campus

    During the Summer 2018 we would be happy to provide a tour of our campus and classrooms.  You may even see our Summer Fun Camp students playing and exploring on our beautiful natural playground!

    Please call 617-202-9772 or email to set up a tour during the summer.


    From October to January 2018-19 we will host a number of Campus Visit Mornings and Open Houses for families to begin to explore Fall 2019 enrollment and to see our classrooms in action on a typical school day

    Make sure to complete our online inquiry form to get additional information on those upcoming dates!

  • Apply online

    An application is required and a non-refundable $55 fee* will be collected as part of the application process for Fall 2018.

    *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 2018-2019 school year must be:

    • 18 months old by 9/1/18 for the Toddler Montessori classroom
    • 3 years old by 9/1/18 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 9/1/18 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 a Classroom Observation for Parents/Guardians (optional, but highly encouraged)

    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. (Kindergarten Assessments will take place on Tuesday, February 6. Grades 1-6 transfer student assessments are scheduled individually)

  • 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:

    September 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