Who We Are

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A Campus. A Community. A Continuum of Learning for the Growing Child.

Welcome to Jackson Walnut Park Schools, a Montessori early childhood program and a growth-centered elementary school, serving children ages 18 months through Grade 6. Jackson Walnut Park helps children learn to love God, love themselves, and love one another. Inspired for more than 50 years by the values and charism of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Boston (CSJ), the robust learning environments at Jackson Walnut Park prepare and empower students for lives of peace and service to others.

The faculty and staff at Jackson Walnut Park are united in educating the whole child. They envision ways education can strategically be improved by expanding and enhancing curriculum and extra-curricular possibilities. A rigorous and engaging curriculum includes writing, foreign languages, STEAM and technology programs, and religious literacy. Stimulating and creative opportunities rise daily from the newly constructed JWP Student Center, an expanded natural playground, Kids’ Corner, and After-School Activities. Students are given the guidance and space to lead, to grow, and to share their gifts with others. We are proud of our well-prepared graduates who matriculate at independent schools renowned for their excellence throughout the Greater Boston area.

The JWP community is committed to caring for our neighbors and for God’s creation. Cultural diversity in the classroom strengthens global perspectives and understanding. Core values of kindness, compassion, respect, and courtesy, rooted in the educational ministry of the CSJ, infuse classroom and play areas. We take seriously the need to encourage independence, competence, leadership, and faith in our students. Leadership at JWP is united in its pursuit of excellence and passion for engagement at all levels. For this reason, JWP was recognized as the winner of the 2018 Boston Parents Paper Readers’ Choice Awards for Best Faith-Based Elementary and, for two consecutive years, Best Montessori Pre-School.

We welcome you to visit our historic Newton campus and meet our diverse and vibrant community of learners and dedicated and caring teachers. Visit our new JWP Student Center and experience the love of learning that flourishes at Jackson Walnut Park.