Curriculum Guide

John Dewey, the renowned progressive educator of the early twentieth century, wrote, “The child's own instincts and powers furnish the material and give the starting point for all education.” 

True to this powerful proposition, a Walden education begins with children’s natural wonder and encourages them to be both curious critical thinkers about learning, their community, and our world. 

Our curriculum is based on a balance of academic excellence, social-emotional growth, and respect for each child’s unique pace and individual style of learning. We not only expect our children to become well-educated; we care that they also become wise. Through innovative pedagogies that are grounded in inquiry, experience, and collaboration, our forward-thinking educators support each student in developing and expressing their voice. 

Academic Subjects

Specialty Classes

Classes in Art, Dance, Library, Music, PE, Science and Outdoor Education, Technology, and Spanish are an integral part of the Walden experience from Pre-K through 6th grade. Taught by our specialist faculty, these classes are designed to encourage a spirit of Renaissance learning, nurture passions and interests, and support our students in becoming well-rounded citizens who understand the world through multiple perspectives.