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

Greetings from the Jackson Walnut Park Admission 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 Admission for the transfer application process.

For applications to the 2022-23 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.  Applications are currently being accepted.

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 Admission at 617-202-9772 at any point. You may also email our Director of Admission, Sandi Dunn, at

All steps in the application process are outlined below:

  • Inquire and Explore

    Please 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.

    Fall 2021 – Spring 2022 Open Houses

    Walnut Park Montessori

    Take a Tour Tuesdays (Adults Only Please): 


    In-Person Open Houses:


    Virtual Open Houses:

    Tuesday, Jan. 11th | 9-10 AM

    Walnut Park Wednesday


    Jackson Elementary

    Take a Tour Tuesdays (Adults Only Please): 


    In-Person Open Houses:


    Virtual Open Houses:

    Tuesday, Jan. 11th | 6:30-7:30 PM

    Schedule a tour

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

    Stay tuned for additional on-campus events in the next several months.

  • Apply online

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

    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 2022-2023 school year must be:

    • 18 months old by 9/1/22 for the Toddler Montessori classroom
    • 3 years old by 9/1/22 for the Primary Half Day Montessori program
    • 4 years old by 9/1/22 for the Primary Full Day Montessori program.
    • 5 years old by 9/1/22 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 the Application Process for Jackson School:

    • Complete the Application Form
    • Complete the Family Statement (please provide as much information as possible)
    • Request an evaluation from the child’s current teacher. The AISNE forms can be accessed here, given to the current teacher, and then submitted to
    • 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 Enrollment:

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

    Walnut Park Montessori’s decisions will be made and communicated on a rolling basis throughout the admission season.

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

    January 15: Priority Deadline for Jackson School Fall Applications.

    January 31: Priority Deadline for JWP Financial Aid Applications.

    March 10: Fall enrollment decisions for Jackson School priority round applicants are released (mail and email).

    April 10: Deadline for Jackson School Enrollment Agreements and Tuition deposits for Fall.

    JWP will continue to consider applications on a rolling basis as class space permits.