Each child comes to Walden School with
his/her own unique set of strengths, needs,
life experiences and view of the world.
Approaches to guide children and youth
through a process of change must therefore
be individualized and must always have
respect and compassion as their foundation.
Who We Are
Walden School is a nonprofit, nationally-recognized educational institution which provides comprehensive treatment and educational services for Deaf children and adolescents between the ages of 8 to 22. Walden School is a program of The Learning Center for the Deaf, and is approved and licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.
Walden School is also accredited by three prestigious organizations:
- The Council on Accreditation (COA)
- New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
- The Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools for the Deaf (CEASD)
Who We Serve
Walden School students are challenged by severe social and emotional difficulties, resulting from childhood trauma, mental illness, and/or organic dysfunctions. All are Deaf, and have significant treatment needs that were not successfully addressed in other academic and residential settings.
What We Provide
For many of our students, Walden School is a new beginning.
Working with a staff that is proficient in American Sign Language and over 75% of whom are Deaf, our goal to empower children to function in less restrictive home and school environments and to prepare them to become productive members of the community.
Our students receive highly individualized care and therapy in a structured, supportive setting.