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Jackson School

Private | K-6 | 265 students

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Posted October 22, 2012

My son, Matthew, attended Walnut Park Montessori School for three years including pre-school and kindergarten. He had a wonderful experience and was well prepared to enter Grade 1 over at the Jackson School where he is currently in his final year as a 6th grader. His education at Jackson has been exceptional. My son, John went through the Jackson School and graduated several years ago. He and his classmates were admitted to excellent secondary schools as a result of the strong academic curriculum, small class sizes, and teaching excellence. For our family, the sense of community on the Jackson Walnut Park campus has been an essential feature along with all of the other aforementioned benefits. Julia D. Newton
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Posted October 22, 2012

Jackson School and Walnut Park Montessori provide outstanding foundations for academic success. Students are known, loved and challenged daily to reach their potential in a supportive environment. Our oldest was very well prepared for middle school thanks to the amazing teachers and staff at Jackson and Walnut Park. Kerry N. Boston
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Posted September 22, 2010

Very happy. Have had 3 children attend. Older 2 got into their first choices for middle school. Principal Susan Niden has a great reputation with Admissions at Roxbury Latin, Newton Country Day, Belmont Hill. Great value for the money and a great community of families.
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Posted August 12, 2008

The Jackson School is rated as one of the top academic elementary schools in the Boston Area. The curriculum is challenging and they create and atmosphere that exudes a life-long love of learning. The placements of the graduates are into the top private schools. My children love the school and I have had experience with other schools and none of them come close to The Jackson School
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Posted May 18, 2008

The Jackson School has small class size where every child matters. The expectations are high and the curricullum is challenging. The teachers are excellent and communicative. My children have been at other schools and they have excelled here.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 73% 67%
Hispanic 8% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 6%
Black 6% 8%
Two or more races 5% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Foreign languages taught
  • Latin
  • Spanish

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  • Gym
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Susan Niden
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
  • Roman Catholic


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Foreign languages taught
  • Latin
  • Spanish


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  • Access to sports fields
  • Auditorium
  • Computer
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Playground
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  • Uniforms
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  • Middle School / Secondary School Matriculation: Beaver Country Day School, Belmont Hill School, Boston College High School, Boston Trinity School, Boston Latin School, Boston Latin Academy, Brimmer and May School, Buckingham, Brown & Nichols School, Catholic Memorial, Dana Hall School, Dexter School, Fenn School, Fessenden School, Lexington Christian Academy, Milton Academy, Monsignor James J. Haddad Middle School, Montrose School, Mount Alvernia High School, Newton Country Day School of the Sacred Heart, Noble and Greenough School, Rivers School, Roxbury Latin School, St. Sebastian’s School, Ursuline Academy, Winsor School and various suburban public schools.
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Students typically come from these schools
Walnut Park Montessori School
Various preschools

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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Belmont Hill
Roxbury Latin
Newton Country Day
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200 Jackson Road
Newton, MA 02458
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Phone: (617) 969-1537


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