Walnut Hill School for the Arts

School Year: Quarter 2

Updated October 2, 2020

This has been a year like no other, not just for Walnut Hill but all around the world. This year, we offered both a Hybrid Program and an Online Program to students, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our semester schedule changed to a quarter schedule, and designated certain majors to be on campus, depending on the quarter. In Quarter 1, due to the pandemic and the need to keep our students and community safe, our program went all online.

As we have seen infection rates dramatically decrease in Massachusetts, and now that we have put many health and safety protocols in place, as well as dramatically increasing our technology capabilities, it is now safe for us to bring Dance, Music, and Visual Art Majors back to campus for Quarter 2, and follow the original hybrid model schedule, with the addition of bringing Theater/WFMA seniors back on campus as well. The sidebar selections on this page have more detailed information about our programming, and how we are keeping our community safe.

Family Town Hall: October 6, 2020

October 6, 2020

Watch a recording of yesterday's Family Town Hall in which faculty & staff answer questions related to the Quarter 2 Plans for bringing students back to campus.


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

Karen Loder,
Director of Admission & Financial Aid

Ben Gregg,
Director of Academic Studies

Niki Conraths,
Director of Artistic Studies

External Resources

Dial 211
Massachusetts 24/7 information about COVID-19 in 150 languages

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