Our upper elementary program, which begins in grade four and continues through grade six, is built upon a call and a commitment to academic excellence. Highly qualified teachers employ a variety of differentiated instructional teaching strategies to unlock the full potential of each student. Our religion program and outreach projects enhance the educational experience and faith journey for our upper grade students. We believe that the complete education of a child should inspire their hearts to promote a peaceful world.
A challenging curriculum invites students to discover the world around them and think critically about it. Our goal is to educate and inspire our upper elementary students to lead lives of purpose and transform the world. Students are exposed to a wide variety of experiences that support their intellectual and personal growth and also prepare them to secondary schools with confidence.
Core subjects for the upper level students include language arts, mathematics, religion, social studies and science with a focus on STEAM education. The curriculum is enhanced with three world languages Latin is required for grades 5 and 6. A choice of either Spanish or Mandarin Chinese is also offered. Classes in Art, Music, Technology, Library, Physical Education and Health are combined with the core curriculum subjects to create a well -balanced learning experience for our students.
“No matter how long we have been students at Jackson, we have all come together, not just as classmates, but as a family…I don’t know where I would be without Jackson.”Brendan Fulham (Graduation Reflection, 2017)
"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
"Our family finds that education is the one thing that cannot be taken away from us. We wanted to be able to support a well- recognized educational establishment within our community and allow for Jackson Walnut Park to continue its role in educating our children for the future and educating other children in years to come."Chris and Shuanna Lai P'WPM
"The school is exceptional. The teachers are individually gifted and the teams have great chemistry. The leadership is rigorous and committed to the needs of their children. The grounds are magical. The classrooms promote self regulation, mutual respect and conflict resolution, thoughtful focused learning and supportive friendships. The children just excel and thrive. We, as parents, are so fortunate that our daughter got her academic start here."Walnut Park Parent 2015-16