A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    NG
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Sports
    B
Address
12 Highland St.
Natick, MA 01760
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Telephone
(508) 650-5020
Organization Memberships
NAIS, TABS

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$23,680
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
$57,880
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1290
45 responses
Average ACT
30
17 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
71%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
  • Candlelight
    21%
  • Mountain Day
    21%
  • Ring Day
    17%
  • Leadership Retreat
    13%
  • Visual Art Show
    13%
  • Boar's Head
    8%
  • Class Night
    4%

Students

Diversity
NG
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
285
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
0%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
7:1
National
16:1
Poll
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.9 responses
Poll
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.9 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.9 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses
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Walnut Hill School for the Arts Reviews

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Walnut Hill is an incredible place to grow as an artist, as a human, and as a world citizen. It's where so many diverse perspectives come to collaborate. What comes out of the work at Walnut Hill is pure magic. I wouldn't trade my experience as a Walnut for the world!
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Fantastic teachers. This is coming from a former dance major; you will not find teachers that not only care about your dance career, but your career and your life in general. The schedule is grueling--expect to be 24/7, but if you love your art and work hard it will all be worth it. Going to steal this from a Reed review: "you will find the most diverse group of white people." There is an upper-class/white majority for sure, but the students tend to be incredibly compassionate, down to earth, and there is no such thing as popularity. Beautiful campus, beautiful dorms, and a school that will boost your college/conservatory applications well.
Walnut hill is an amazing, accepting, unique, exciting, energetic community full of people from all different backgrounds, experiences, and identities. It's a very welcoming and safe space for all people as well as being an amazing place for young artists to focus on and develop their arts. Walnut hill prepares students for professional careers in their art disciplines as well as any liberal arts college or career.