Walden graduates place at the top independent schools in the area. The 18 graduates of the Class of 2022 were accepted to fourteen different middle schools:


  • Barnhart School: 1 Student Accepted
  • Campbell Hall: 1 Student Accepted
  • Chandler School: 12 Students Accepted
  • CS Arts: 2 Students Accepted
  • Flintridge Preparatory School: 7 Students Accepted
  • Gooden School: 4 Students Accepted
  • Harvard Westlake: 1 Student Accepted
  • High Point Academy: 3 Students Accepted
    Mayfield Junior School: 4 Students Accepted
  • Oakwood School: 1 Student Accepted
  • Polytechnic School: 1 Student Accepted
  • Sequoyah School: 1 Student Accepted
  • Waverly School: 6 Students Accepted
  • Westridge School: 3 Students Accepted

We guide 6th grade students through the process of identifying and applying to middle schools. Specifically, we:

  • Host an Introduction to the Application Process in Spring of the 5th grade year.
  • Conduct optional ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam) preparatory classes each summer and after school in the fall.
  • Meet with families individually in September and October to help guide the application process.
  • Host an alumni series where Walden alumni from different schools come back to Walden and talk about their experiences and what they learned from the matriculation process.
  • Conduct mock interviews in November, December, and January with 6th grade students.
  • Write letters of recommendation for each student specific to the applicant schools.