At Walker’s, learning is a vigorous journey where students and educators challenge one another to grow intellectually.
Students learn to identify real-world challenges and create solutions while developing the skills that are essential for college, career, and global citizenship. Our learners take intellectual risks through persistence and resilience which helps them improve and grow as life-long learners. Ultimately, wisdom is gained through experience, mastery, and reflection.
We recognize that learning is greatly impacted by social interaction so central to teaching and learning at Walker’s is the development of deep and lasting relationships within the community. Social connections, formed within a culture of respect and trust, enable students’ individual growth and enhance our students’ understanding of their potential to affect those around them — and themselves.
At Walker’s, we believe that demonstrable skills are the best measure of learning including literacy, critical thinking, a global perspective, taking initiative, leadership, collaboration, communication, and creativity.
Knowledge will always be important, but what you do with that knowledge is even more important. Walker’s high academic standards stretch students to the place where they are motivated to direct their own learning. Our faculty guide students as they develop essential skills to meet challenges and opportunities today — and in the future — in whatever areas of interest they choose to pursue.
At The Ethel Walker Middle School, we place girls at the center of our educational design process. Girls thrive in our classrooms because they are afforded a sense of agency and a platform where they develop their voices and learn how to use them effectively to have a say in their own education. Math, science, history, English, creative arts, and world languages (Latin, Spanish, or French) are the core of the Walker’s Middle School curriculum.
For almost as long as she can remember, Catherine de Wolff ’23 has been involved with the Girl Scouts of America. At five years old, her parents enrolled her in…