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Global Education

Develop a global perspective.

Walker’s makes it a priority for students to develop an international perspective — both in the classroom and the world.

Whether learning about global women’s issues in the classroom, or mentoring young girls in the Dominican Republic, Walker’s offers a variety of opportunities and programs to help students develop a global perspective and prepare to make a difference in the world.

Girls engage in courses with a global lens and participate in travel abroad programs and exchanges that take them to various countries for cultural and language immersion programs, to other independent schools for exchanges, and to our community partners to engage in service projects. On campus, the community celebrates cultural traditions, participates in special programming created by clubs with an international focus and samples cuisine from different parts of the world.

Curriculum with an International Lens

Our curriculum includes a ninth grade Global History course for all students, a Sophomore Seminar with a focus on global women’s issues, Advanced Human Geography, Regional Studies courses, and immersive language study in French, Latin and Spanish.

Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic

Students visit the Dominican Republic to engage in cultural exchange and language immersion, and conduct community service with our partner, the Mariposa Center for Girls in Cabarete, DR.

Italy
Italy

Each spring break, Walker’s language department has hosted cultural and language immersion trips to a variety of countries including Italy and China.

Panama
Panama

Plans are underway for students in the Tropical Ecology course to visit Panama, where students will study the local ecology, engage with scientists from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and perform community outreach programs.

Australia
Australia

Each spring, Walker’s students attend St. Catherine’s School in Melbourne, Australia for a two-week exchange program. In the fall, students from St. Catherine’s School visit Walker’s where they are fully immersed in school life.