Walnut Hill School for the Arts


The Little Prince: A Magical Opera - Walnut Hill Virtual Premiere

Walnut Hill’s Voice Department presented an original film adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s beloved classic The Little Prince.  Debuting May 22 on YouTube, “The Little Prince, a Magical Opera” showcased all 14 voice majors, recording independently on campus and around the globe.

Knowing how quickly and openly our students adapt to new learning techniques and ways of presenting their art, Head of VoiceTeresa Winner Blume and Voice Faculty Elaine Smith-Purcell, leaned into this incredible technological opportunity to explore a variety of modes of vocal storytelling. Rather than fighting against the reality of being on screen throughout the year, they chose to highlight technology as a central theme in this year’s opera.

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Walnut Hill Announces In-Person Academic Year 2021–2022

This past year, Walnut Hill’s commitment to our families has been reflected in our comprehensive strategy and significant investments in response to COVID-19 as we prioritized the safety of our students, faculty, and staff. The entire campus rallied to keep safe throughout the pandemic and adhere to essential public health standards and, as a result, we were able to welcome all students who chose to come back to campus this quarter.

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    Non Discrimination Policy

    Walnut Hill School for the Arts reaffirms its long-standing nondiscriminatory policy and is committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive community that welcomes people of diverse backgrounds and beliefs. Walnut Hill does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, family structure, pregnancy, parental status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, economic background, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable state and federal law. This policy applies to all areas of the Organization including admission policies, scholarship programs, educational policies, hiring, benefits, compensation, training, discipline, promotion, and termination. 

    All students commit to a full-time, college-preparatory curriculum in addition to studies in their elected arts concentration.

    95% of our senior class matriculates to a four-year degree program directly after graduation.

    Among our alumni working in the arts, we are pleased to count television and Broadway actors, multiple Princess Grace Award winners, published novelists, Grammy Award–winning musicians, fashion designers, and other notables.

    Our students benefit from the more individualized attention afforded by a 6:1 student-faculty ratio.

    Our student population represents 31 of the United States and 17 countries.

    Located just 17 miles­— a 30-minute car or train ride—from downtown Boston, Walnut Hill offers access to the rich educational, cultural, and recreational offerings of a world-class city.