JWP At-A-Glance

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For 50 years, Jackson Walnut Park has been preparing students for academic success and lives of purpose. Our curriculum, faculty, and school community support the growth and flourishing of the whole child in an environment that instills virtues and fosters mutual respect.

  • Campus

    Our historic Newton campus, conveniently located on Washington Street near Newton Corner, provides students the freedom to explore, discover, and recreate. Carefully prepared and beautifully maintained classrooms, a state of the art natural playground, and a recognized STEAM program with a brand-new STEAM lab are among the facilities that support student learning and growth.

    A new Student Center is under construction and will open in June 2018.

  • Our Students & Families

    Jackson Walnut Park enrolls a diverse student body of  320 students (toddlers through grade 6) who call 20 different local communities home. Their families come from many different backgrounds and speak 16 different languages at home. Our co-educational school community is made up of 52% girls and 48% boys.

  • Accreditations & Affiliations

    Jackson Elementary is fully accredited through the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Walnut Park Montessori receives it accreditation from the American Montessori Society.

    Jackson Walnut Park belongs to the Association of Independent Schools of New England(AISNE), the National Catholic Education Association(NCEA), and the Montessori Schools of Massachusetts (MSM).

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  • Our Educators & Expertise

    47 Full-Time Educators

    16 Part-Time Educators

    More than 43% of Faculty and Staff have earned advanced degrees.

    Average number of years teaching at Jackson Walnut Park:  11.7

    Number of years working in education: 17+ years on average (ranging from 1 to 48 years)

  • Tuition & Financial Aid

    2017-18 Tuition

    Jackson Elementary  |  $14,300

    Walnut Park Montessori  |  Primary Half-Day  |  $12,200

    Walnut Park Montessori  |  Primary Full Day  |  $14,300

    Walnut Park Montessori  |  Toddler  |  $11,175 – $16,000

    Additional Program and Tuition Information

    Need-based Financial Aid is available with a separate online application.

  • Daily Schedules

    Jackson Elementary

    Early Care: 7:15 – 7:45 a.m.

    Drop off: 7:45 – 8:15 a.m.

    School Day: 8:15 a.m. – 2:40 p.m.

    Seasonal After-School Activities: 2:40 – 5:00 p.m.

    Homework Help Available: Monday – Thursday: 2:40 – 6:00 p.m.

    Kids’ Corner After-School care: 2:40 – 6:00 p.m.

    Walnut Park Montessori

    Drop off: 8:00 – 8:30 a.m.

    School Day: 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. or 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. depending on program (see below)

    Seasonal After-School Activities: 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.

    Kids’ Corner After-School care: Session I: 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.  | Session II: 2:30 – 6:00 p.m.

     

    Toddler Program

    Children ages 18 months old – three years old are eligible for the Toddler program. There are three program options to choose from;

    5 day  |  Monday – Friday  |  8:00 – 11:30am

    3 Day  |  Monday – Wednesday  |  8:00 – 11:30am

    2 Day  |  Thursday & Friday  |  8:00 – 11:30am

    Primary Program

    All Primary Classrooms are multi-age classrooms with a balance of children ranging from three to six years old.

    Primary Half Day Session |  Monday – Friday  |  8:00 – 11:30 a.m.  |  Available to children three years old only.  Children must be three years old by September 1.

    Primary Full Day Session  |  Monday – Friday  |  8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.  | Available for children who are four and five years old by September 1.

    The culminating year of the Montessori Early Childhood curriculum cycle fulfills the Kindergarten year for students who are five by September 1st of that year.  Children who complete their Kindergarten year are fully prepared to enter 1st grade.  In Massachusetts children must be six years old by September 1st for entrance into First Grade.

  • Outcomes

    Walnut Park Montessori students progress on to Grade 1 in Jackson Elementary after completing a Montessori Early Childhood cycle in a primary multi-age classroom.

    Jackson Walnut Park Graduates go on, after sixth grade, to succeed at and contribute to some of the most highly regarded secondary schools in the greater Boston area. Some of the schools include:

    Beaver Country Day, Belmont Hill School, Boston College High School, Boston Latin School, British International School, Brimmer, Buckingham Browne and Nichols, Catholic Memorial, Dana Hall, Dexter Southfield, Lexington Christian Academy, Meridian Academy, Milton Academy, Montrose, Mount Alvernia High School, Newman School, Newton Country Day School, Noble and Greenough, Roxbury Latin, St. Sebastian’s, Thayer Academy, Ursuline Academy, Winsor School and others.