Welcome to Walden!

Here you’ll find child-centered K-6 education at its best. Our approach to teaching makes learning a multisensory, joyful, and lasting experience. We cultivate a diverse community of learners, families, and teachers to create a secure and textured learning environment. Walden students love to go to school every day.

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Walden Center & School is a place where children’s learning is at the center of all we do. A Walden education is as unique as your child.

Our arts-academics integrated approach to teaching and learning is part of a core philosophy that has put Walden Center & School at the forefront of progressive education since 1958. We combine arts education, a deep understanding of child development, and a commitment to social-emotional learning to help us form our unique approach to educating children.

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About

We are a group of teachers and parents who have created an environment where children take an active role in their own learning and where arts and creative expression are a part of every child’s education, every day.

Everything about Walden is unique. From the way we approach learning to the way we structure our governing board, we have a unique approach which is informed by our philosophy, our history, and our mission.

Walden is a member of Independent Schools of the San Francisco Bay Area (ISSFBA).

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COVID-19 Masking Update

UPDATE 4.28.22 Indoor Masking In an abundance of caution, the Walden Collective has decided that students and teachers will continue to mask indoors for the remainder of the school year. Outdoor masking will continue to be optional, assuming no major changes in the transmission rates in Alameda County.

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