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The Walden School
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  • Private, Montessori
  • MEDIA, PA

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grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A
  2. Diversity
    grade A
  3. Teachers
    grade A

About

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$100
Interview Required
No
Required/Recommended Tests
None

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$16,600
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
No data available  
Average Financial Aid
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From The Walden School

The Walden School, a non-profit, independent school, was founded in 1967 by Mary C. LeFever, who became interested in the philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori first as a parent and then as a teacher. From the beginning, The Walden School has maintained a dedicated staff of teachers, many of whom were parents who joined the faculty after observing their child's happiness and development in a Montessori environment. The Walden School originated as a preschool, and in response to parental request, expanded with both elementary and middle school programs. In 1999, The Walden School moved to its permanent site in Media, PA, and is accredited by PAIS (Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools).

Upcoming Events

Unique Learning Together Program Debuts At Walden!

Based on the Montessori philosophy of "following the child," Learning Together has children ages 1 – 2.5 exploring and learning with their peers in a classroom designed specifically for them, alongside a parent or caregiver. This way, young students develop the self-confidence and independence Walden is known for, and caregivers get to introduce the school setting at his/her side. It's a win-win!

School Details

Grades
PK, K-8
Students
160
Student-Teacher Ratio
9:1
National
17:1
Full-Time Teachers
14
Part-Time Teachers
8

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Students

Students
160
Gender
  • Female
    50%
  • Male
    50%
Student Diversity
  • White
    65.6%
  • Multiracial
    15.6%
  • African American
    9.4%
  • Asian
    6.3%
  • Hispanic
    3.1%
  • Native American
    0%
  • Pacific Islander
    0%

Preschool

Annual Cost
$16,100
Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Starting Age
3 years
Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
10:1
Schedule Options
  • Offers Full Week
    Yes
  • Offers Part Week
    Yes
  • Offers Full Day
    Yes
  • Offers Part Day
    Yes

Living in the Area

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C+
  2. Good for Families
    grade A+
  3. Housing
    grade B
Median Household Income
$76,238
National
$64,994
Median Rent
$1,109
National
$1,096
Median Home Value
$247,900
National
$229,800

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