Walnut Hill School for the Arts

Campus Arrival Procedures

  • All students should follow the Self-Quarantine Policy for two weeks prior to arrival.
  • All students must complete the Pre-arrival Orientation Sign-Up, the link to which will be sent to you soon.
  • All students must arrive with a negative COVID-19 test completed within 72 hours of arrival on campus.
  • Arrival days will be assigned so that we can complete staggered health screenings and initial COVID-19 testing.
  • Boarding Students will quarantine until two negative COVID-19 tests are returned. For our purposes quarantine means being alone in your dorm room or outside socially distanced (minimum of six feet) and masked. No use of common rooms or other indoor spaces. Meals will be collected at an assigned time.
  • Day Students must follow self-quarantine policy until two negative COVID-19 tests are returned.
  • Only one parent or adult may accompany each student to campus; after the 30-minute health screening, students will have one hour to move items into their room before their parents leave and they quarantine in their room.
  • Please pack sparingly and follow this list for what to bring.


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

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