Founded in 1967 by the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Boston and accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), Jackson is a Catholic co-educational institution serving students in kindergarten through Grade 6. Located on a historic campus in Newton with nearby access to the Mass Turnpike, the school draws students and families from across the Boston area who are seeking an academically rigorous and supportive learning community grounded in Gospel values.
Dedicated and experienced educators, a comprehensive curriculum, and nurturing classroom environments support the growth of students through differentiated instruction strategies. A robust program of study that includes the arts, STEAM, religion, physical wellness, and world languages of Mandarin, Spanish, and Latin begins in kindergarten and continues through Grade 6. In an academic environment that fosters independence and curiosity, Jackson students develop their unique potential and talents, aspire to academic success, and grow into dynamic and value-formed leaders. Jackson graduates are accepted to the most highly-regarded pre-secondary and secondary schools in the Boston area.
Jackson welcomes children of all faiths and of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds, A Jackson education serves the whole child. It inspires students to love learning, to love one another, to love God, and to love the world around them.
For the past three consecutive years, Jackson is ranked the top school in the Archdiocese of Boston for achievement and growth. In 2018 Jackson was voted the Family Favorite Winner for Faith-Based Elementary Schools by the Boston Parents’ Paper.
Jackson Walnut Park is a member of the American Independent Schools Association of New England (AISNE) and the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA).