Overview

Walnut Hill is an international leader in arts education. In conjunction with intensive arts training in ballet, music, theater, visual art, and writing & publishing, Walnut Hill offers a comprehensive and rigorous academic curriculum in all college-preparatory subjects. The joint music program with New England Conservatory is the only of its kind in the United States. Located 17 miles west of Boston, the beautiful 40-acre Walnut Hill campus is in a residential neighborhood in Natick, Massachusetts. Students receive 15–20 more hours of direct instruction from master teachers compared to other independent schools. They are supported by expert teachers, advisors, and dorm parents, and share the classroom with other students who are passionate and committed to their studies, both academic and artistic. Graduates of Walnut Hill attend the top universities, colleges, conservatories, dance trainee programs, and art schools around the world. Alumni are currently performing on Broadway, in film and television, and in symphonies, chamber music ensembles, ballet, and modern dance companies around the world. Walnut Hill also offers intensive summer study in dance, youth dance, and music, and afternoon and weekend community youth arts instruction.
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Walnut Hill School for the Arts With Reviews, Requirements 2024 | FindingSchool

B+ Art
B- Matriculation
B+ Academics
B+ Extracurricular activities
A+ Community
A- Reviews
B Int. student mgmt

Boarding Grades: 9-12, PG
Co-ed
Urban
ESL: Yes
Boarding Tuition: $75,790
Day S. Tuition: $58,220
# of Students: 289
Boarding Rate: 76%
Teacher:Student: 1:7%
International Student: 34%
AP Courses: 0
Endowment: $55,363/stu.
Faculty w/ adv. degree: 68%
SAT: 1270/1600
IB: No
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Matriculation

Ranking University/College Students
#1 Princeton University 1
#2 Harvard College 1
#4 Columbia University 1
#4 Stanford University 1
#4 University of Chicago 1
#12 Northwestern University 1
#14 Brown University 1
#15 Washington University in St. Louis 1
#18 Rice University 1
#18 University of Notre Dame 1
LAC #4 Middlebury College 1
#21 Georgetown University 1
#23 Carnegie Mellon University 1
#23 University of California: Los Angeles 1
#23 University of Southern California 1
#27 Wake Forest University 1
#29 University of Michigan 1
#30 Boston College 1
#32 New York University 1
#34 Brandeis University 1
#37 University of California: Santa Barbara 1
#41 Boston University 1
#41 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1
LAC #9 United States Naval Academy 1
#47 Penn State University Park 1
#52 University of Texas at Austin 1
#52 University of Washington 1
#57 George Washington University 1
#61 Clemson University 1
#61 Syracuse University 1
#66 Fordham University 1
LAC #14 Smith College 1
#72 American University 1
#75 University of Massachusetts Amherst 1
#89 University of Vermont 1
LAC #29 Barnard College 1
LAC #32 Bucknell University 1
LAC #38 Skidmore College 1
LAC #45 Bard College 1
LAC #47 Connecticut College 1
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Extracurricular Activities and Clubs

(Total 21)
The Dead Poets Society (poetry club)
Walnut Hill Arts Action Team
Dance Club
The Walnut Hill Explorer
Mental Health Initiative
Lit Ladies Book Club
Environmental Action
LYRICS
La Table Francaise (French Club)
Dungeons & Dragons Club
The Dead Poets Society (poetry club)
Walnut Hill Arts Action Team
Dance Club
The Walnut Hill Explorer
Mental Health Initiative
Lit Ladies Book Club
Environmental Action
LYRICS
La Table Francaise (French Club)
Dungeons & Dragons Club
Athletic Club
Cinematography Club
Photography Club
K-Pop Club
Table Tennis Club
Math Competition Club
Yearbook Club
Board Games Club
Newspaper Club
Community Council
Asian Affinity Alliance
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Arts

(Total 67)
Dance
Jazz
Music
Music Theory
Playwriting
Production
Theater
Voice
Animation
Ceramics
Dance
Jazz
Music
Music Theory
Playwriting
Production
Theater
Voice
Animation
Ceramics
Digital Photography
Drawing
Film Production
Illustration
Media
Painting
Photography
Printmaking
Sculpture
Art
Design
Screenwriting
Writing
Chamber Choir
Songwriting
Art History
Film
Game Design
Portfolio
Studio Art
Audition
Mixed Media
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Basic Info

Year Founded: 1893
Campus Size: 40 acres
Boarding Rate: 76%
Religious Affiliation: No Religious Affiliation

Application Info

Deadline: Rolling
Interview: On Campus, Admission Travel to China, Zoom
Pre Interview: No Requirement
Other Accepted Scores: Duolingo

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SSAT

Brief Reviews

(Total 16)
4.7/ 5

Detailed Review

(Total 1)
4.0 / 5 Overall
3.0 / 5 Academics
4.0 / 5 Campus
2.0 / 5 Student Life
2.0 / 5 Athletic&Art
5.0 / 5 Transportation

Q&A

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Frequently Ask Questions about Walnut Hill School for the Arts

Tell me a bit about Walnut Hill School for the Arts.
Walnut Hill School for the Arts is Co-ed private boarding school located in Massachusetts, US. It was founded 1893 , and currently has about 289 students, 34.00% of whom are international students.

For more official information, please visit http://www.walnuthillarts.org.
Does Walnut Hill School for the Arts have rigorous academic requirements?
Walnut Hill School for the Arts also have 68% of faculties whose degrees are master and above.
Where do Walnut Hill School for the Arts students typically go for their colleges?
In 2012-2016, some students attended Princeton University, Harvard College, Columbia University, Stanford University and University of Chicago.
What is the application requirement for Walnut Hill School for the Arts?
Similar to most private schools in the US, Walnut Hill School for the Arts’s typical admission requirements include school transcript, recommendation letter, application essay, and interview (often optional, but highly recommended).
What is the latest tuition for Walnut Hill School for the Arts’s Co-ed student?
The total fee for Walnut Hill School for the Arts in 2024 is $81,800 , which typically includes tuition, boarding fee, student management fee and a few other fees associated with managing international students.

For more information, please contact school’s admission team at admissions@walnuthillarts.org .
Where is Walnut Hill School for the Arts located?
Walnut Hill School for the Arts is located in the State of Massachusetts of USA. The closest major city is Boston, which is about 15 miles away from school. Most families can choose Logan International Airport to travel in and out of school.
How popular is Walnut Hill School for the Arts on FindingSchool network?
Based on FindingSchool monthly traffic data as well as onsite search record, Walnut Hill School for the Arts is among the most popular schools, within top 145 for all schools on FindingSchool.

Also Walnut Hill School for the Arts has been favorited by 168 users.
How to start with an application with Walnut Hill School for the Arts?
The first stop is to carefully review the school profile on FindingSchool to learn more about Walnut Hill School for the Arts. Most of them are directly provided by the school.

Also it is highly recommended to visit Walnut Hill School for the Arts’s official site: http://www.walnuthillarts.org or call them at 508-650-5020.
Please share a few nearby schools that are close to Walnut Hill School for the Arts?
Yes, here are few: Dana Hall School, The Cambridge School of Weston and The Fessenden School.

The closest major city is Boston. You can find out more schools near Boston here.
What is the FindingSchool rating for Walnut Hill School for the Arts?
The overall rating for Walnut Hill School for the Arts is B+.

The section ratings of Walnut Hill School for the Arts are:
B- for Matriculation
B+ for Academics
B+ for Extracurriculum
A+ for Community
A- for Students and Parents reviews
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