Walnut Hill School for the Arts

COVID-19 Information

Updated September 3, 2021

Walnut Hill’s commitment to our families has been reflected in our comprehensive strategy and significant investments to address COVID-19 and prioritize the safety of our students, faculty, and staff. 

We are excited to welcome our returning students back for the 2021–2022 school year, as well as the new students and families who will be joining our community this fall. 
We made significant and important updates regarding our current policies for the reopening of school, and we want to reiterate that as a boarding school and residential community the health and safety of everyone is our highest priority. Therefore, please note the following policy changes and updates here.

As we have over the past 18 months, we will continue to adapt and modify these policies and protocols as needed. As we begin this new school year, we are confident that we can continue to keep the community safe and make the year feel as normal as possible.

See the full list of updated COVID-19 Policies


If you have questions that aren't addressed by this website, we welcome you to reach out.

Health & Safety
Beth Minnucci, School Nurse

Residential Life
Melissa Cassel,
Dean of Students 

Susanne Carpenter
Assistant Head of School

Kevin Smith,
Director of Enrollment Management

Jonathan Wang,
Director of Academic Studies

Cedric Lyles,
Director of Artistic Studies


External Resources

Dial 211
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CDC Travel Information
CDC Information on Coronavirus
World Health Organization, Coronavirus