Founded by the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Boston on an educational philosophy of continuous progress, the school’s administration, faculty and staff remain committed to the flourishing of every child and promote a caring environment that meets the individual learning needs of each student. A comprehensive program of study in a Catholic learning community fosters the intellectual, emotional, social, and spiritual growth of all students from kindergarten to Grade 6.
Intentionally welcoming and open to students of any race, creed, color, and ethnic origin, Jackson offers a balanced combination of intellectual discipline, social and emotional development, as well as faith formation. In partnership with our families, we nurture human relationships that develop the whole person, instill a sense of virtue and social responsibility, and call students to service to others and care of all God’s creation.
Our curriculum includes an award-winning STEAM program that builds skills and creative and critical thinking strategies, empowering students to become enthusiastic and collaborative learners. Our small class sizes allow for differentiated instruction and individual attention. Teachers meet children where they are and encourage each child’s increasing competency in all subject areas. In a school setting that models values inspired by the Roman Catholic faith, we acknowledge, learn from, and celebrate the many God-given gifts and growing virtues of our students and of our colleagues.
In an educational environment which instills mutual respect, we strive to meet the learning differences of children so that each child may experience continuous success. We are committed to providing for the spiritual, intellectual, physical and social needs of the total school community. In all of our endeavors, we reinforce the Gospel mandate, “that all may be one,” and foster unity and reconciliation of people with God, with one another, and with all of God’s creation.
Children’s Mission Statement
As students of Jackson School, we strive to love God and all creation. We take care of each other, work hard, and always try to do our best.
"Our family supports Jackson Walnut Park because it is a home away from home for our children. JWP is a community where our children feel loved and a community where they are encouraged TO love. At Jackson Walnut Park, our children are fostered academically, socially, and emotionally. The wonderful teachers encourage our children to flourish independently but know when to give them a boost when they need it. To us, JWP represents happiness and peace, a place where we have developed lifelong relationships with teachers and families who have opened our minds and our hearts. We are so grateful to be a part of this very special and diverse community, where all are always welcome."Vanessa and Ryan McAllister P' JWP '24 & '26