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Walnut Hill Art School

Address: 12 Highland St, Natick, MA 01760, USA
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Description Walnut Hill Art School

  • Founded: in 1893
  • Location: Natiq, USA
  • The age of students: 14-18 years
  • Number of students: 290 (percentage of foreign students - 33%)
  • Educational programs: High School
  • Type of study: mixed
  • Accommodation type: residence, boarding house
  • Language: English.

Walnut Hill School is one of the oldest art schools in the United States. This school offers its students a unique program combining high-quality academic education and in-depth studies in various arts.

Walnut Hill is an ideal place for the creative gifted young people. Here, high school students from all over the world are preparing to become artists in several areas:

  • Literature;
  • Music;
  • Theater;
  • Fine arts;
  • Ballet.

Walnut Hill is considered one of the leading schools in America, engaged in the preparation of students to enter the leading universities for creative professions. The educational institution has deserved such status, because 100% of its pupils successfully continue their education both in American and foreign universities and colleges.

The main task of the Walnut Hill School is to educate equally intelligent and creative young people on its territory. At school a special environment is formed in which the principles of ethics and humanism prevail. The motto of the school fully reflects this concept: "Non Nobis Solum - Not for Ourselves Alone".

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Walnut Hill Art School

Program name
from 66 390 $ / year

High school

  • Age of students: 15-18 years old
  • Dates of studying: 28.08 - 05.06

The high school educational program lasts from the 9th to the 12th grade. During the course, students study the following subjects:

  • Algebra
  • American History
  • Art
  • History of art
  • Biology
  • Basics of Calculus
  • Sculpture
  • Chemistry
  • Choir
  • Creative writing
  • Dancing
  • Drama
  • Earth science
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • English literature
  • French
  • Geometry
  • Health
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Musical theory
  • Ballet
  • Photographic art
  • Physics
  • Calculus
  • Natural History
  • Ceramics
  • Spanish
  • Statistics
  • Studio art
  • Trigonometry
  • World history
  • Writing.

Also for foreign students once a week additional ESL (English as a Second Language) classes are conducted, which are aimed at helping the student to feel comfortable and to immerse  in the learning process as soon as possible.

Accommodation, housing and food

There are 8 residences on the school  campus, where students are accommodated - in each building only boys or girls live. The guys are located in spacious rooms designed for 1, 2 or 3 people. There are all necessary amenities: beds, wardrobe, extra shelves, table, wireless internet, and windows offer a picturesque view. The buildings also have lounges for everyone, where you can watch TV, play board games with neighbors in the hostel or just have a nice time talking.

Behind each residence is fixed the so-called Dorm Parent (caretaker), who lives there. Its main task is to help students, to provide them with everything necessary, to answer to emerging issues and solve problems. Also for students of Walnut Hill three meals a day are organized in the campus dining room.

Subjects, specialties, faculties

Subjects list : algebra, American Literature, anatomy, Applied Mathematics, Art and media, biology, chemistry, computation, English, Environmental science, foundations of religions, French, Geometry, globalization, History of art, human and society, humanitarian sciences, musical art, physics, psychology, Spanish, statistics, The art of dance, Theatrical art, Visual arts, World history,  Creative writing,  History of america

Events Walnut Hill Art School

In addition to the main curriculum, Walnut Hill students choose one of the five art directions for themselves and are engaged in it on a professional level. It is worth noting that one of the mandatory conditions for admission.

Offered directions are as follows:

  • Ballet
  • Music
  • Literature
  • Fine arts
  • Theater art.

For each of these activities, the program provides daily classes - seminars or practice.

Also at the Walnut Hill school, attention is paid to sports and interesting leisure activities. These events are not included in the compulsory program, therefore each student can choose for himself something suitable, for example, one of the clubs or sports:

  • Community Circle
  • Artists Against Poverty
  • Cinema Club
  • The Harry Potter Circle
  • Leadership Club
  • Student Self-Government
  • The Disease Control Circle
  • Protection of the environment
  • Film production
  • Human rights protection club
  • Mathematical circle
  • Public council
  • Music
  • Ski Club
  • Sports Club
  • Snowboarding
  • The Public Council
  • Music

At the weekend for the children organized entertainment events in different formats: a hike to the mountains, a festive dinner, a senior high school day and etc.


  • 100% of graduates enter prestigious colleges and universities;
  • The curriculum combines academic and creative preparation;
  • For foreign students the opportunity to study English as a second language (ESL) is provided;
  • The optimal size of the academic groups is 12 people.

Equipment Walnut Hill Art School

The territory of the Art School of Walnut Hill covers an area of ​​16 hectares and is located in a very picturesque area on the shore of Lake Kochaychuat, located in the suburbs of Natiq. 35 minutes drive by car is Boston.

The campus of the school consists of 13 buildings - residences, administrative building, dining room, library, sports grounds, several educational centers (academic and technical, dance, for the performing arts and others).

The technical equipment of the school is at the highest level - the administration of the educational institution creates for its students modern and comfortable conditions for learning and active recreation.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The school year in Walnut Hill consists of three trimesters - autumn (from 28-31 August to 19 December), winter (from 3-4 January to 5 March) and summer (from 20-21 March on June 5). Admission is in the summer, as in most educational institutions abroad.

Additional costs for admission to the international art school Walnut Hill are the following:

  • The registration fee;
  • Maintenance fees;
  • Fee for foreign students;
  • Medical insurance,
  • ESL lessons;
  • Tickets and transfers in both directions.

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 100 USD

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

One of the main requirements for students wishing to study at the Walnut Hill Art School is compulsory hobby for one of the creative directions (music, literature, ballet, theater or fine arts) and the desire to develop professionally in it.

Also, for admission, applicants need to observe some formality with regard to documentation:

  • Fill out the application form
  • Provide two passport-size photographs
  • Prepare an extract with estimates for the current year + 2-3 years earlier
  • To have a recommendation from teachers of mathematics, English, as well as a teacher in the chosen art form
  • Pass the TOEFL exam and provide results.

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- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
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- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
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