Walden is an amazing school that provides real hands on learning to it's students. When the 8th graders leave for high school, they are over prepared and have a great sense of who they are and not who someone wants them to be.
Walden is rigorous academically, yet provides a comfortable and friendly environment. Students receive individual attention in small classes, and learn to work both independently and co-operatively. The students produce a stage play and have recently had their artwork exhibited in a juried art show. Graduates are routinely accepted at the most competitive magnet high schools. There are no cliques, and bullying is not tolerated.
We transferred our child to Walden for the 6th grade this year (2003/04) after 6 violent weeks at John Hopkins. What a breath of fresh air Walden was to us as parents... and to our child who absolutely loves the school. The school is small, safe & nurturing and the teachers are wonderful with their teaching methods & lesson plans. The kids never get bored, it's more like a family atmosphere. I highly recommend Walden School.