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Walnut Hill School for the Arts

Walnut Hill School for the Arts is a coeducational private boarding special program emphasis school for students in grades 9 through 12.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Suburban


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Walnut Hill School for the Arts says

Walnut Hill School for the Arts offers a rare fusion of academic rigor and artistic excellence - a powerful combination seldom found at the high school level. At Walnut Hill, motivated young artists advance their training in ballet, creative writing, music, theater or visual art, while engaging in a challenging college-preparatory curriculum. This integrated approach creates a focused, high-performing culture that prepares students for success as they matriculate to some of the best colleges and conservatories in the world. "Founded in 1893, Walnut Hill is an independent, coed boarding and day school for grades 9-12, located in Natick, Massachusetts. The School is the only independent school in the East that offers training in the arts with a college-preparatory academic curriculum. The beautiful 45-acre campus is located only 45 minutes from Boston, one of the world's great cultural centers. Our proximity to a major city allows for extensive exposure to the arts. Students regularly attend events at the Museum of Fine Arts, Wang Center for the Performing Arts, Boston Symphony Orchestra's Symphony Hall, Gardner Museum, Institute for Contemporary Art, and American Repertory Theatre, among others." -




Grades Cost Term
High School $50,360 Annual

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  (508) 650-5020

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 274
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
9 24
10 54
11 97
12 99

Walnut Hill School for the Arts's relatively even enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing Walnut Hill School for the Arts's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 4 : 1
Average Class Size 15
Gender 28% Male / 72% Female
Dress Code Casual
Percent Boarding 69%
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 56%
Multi-racial 4%
Hispanic/Latino 3%
Black or African American 3%
Asian 34%


  • Amnesty International
  • Environmental Club/ Environmental Awareness Association
  • Gay Straight Alliance
  • Students Against Destructive Decisions
  • Student Government
  • Yearbook

Associations & Memberships

The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)

State or regional independent school association

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

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