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Walnut Hill School for the Arts


While our priority deadline has passed, we are still accepting applications for Fall 2018, and will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis as space remains available. To schedule an on campus visit, please contact us at 508.650.5020. 

Please read on for detailed information about our application process. If you have any questions, please contact the Admission Office at 508.650.5020 or

Steps to Apply

Complete the Inquiry Form

If you would like to receive information about Walnut Hill School for the Arts, please fill out the Inquiry Form. After submitting your form, you will be mailed our Viewbook and will receive other mailings, including invitations to events and performances.

Schedule an Interview

All families applying to Walnut Hill School for the Arts are encouraged to visit the campus for a tour and interview. Tours are conducted during the academic day by student tour guides. Families are also required to complete an interview with an Admission Office staff member. This staff member will speak individually with the applicant as well as the applicant’s parent(s). The interview and tour can be scheduled separately or can be arranged on the day of the applicant’s scheduled audition. If an applicant is unable to visit the campus for an interview, a virtual interview will be arranged. We are also happy to arrange for prospective families to attend one of the many performances and events that take place at the School throughout the year.

Schedule an Audition or Portfolio Review

All applicants must be reviewed artistically by a member of our arts faculty within the department for which they are applying. Applicants will complete either an audition (Dance, Music, or Theater) or a portfolio review (Visual Art or Writing, Film & Media Arts). Please refer to the Audition and Portfolio Review page on our site for specific information pertaining to each arts discipline.

Complete an Application

The 2017/2018 Gateway application is offline to prepare for the new application year.
The new site for 2018/2019 application will be live on or about July 1, 2018

To complete an application visit the The Standard Application Online. The SSAT Standard Application Online can be found here

(Optional) Submit Standardized Test Results

The submission of standardized test results (SSAT or ISEE is required for all home-schooled applicants. English proficiency testing (TOEFL, TOEFL Jr. or iTEP-SLATE) is required of non-native English speakers. The submission of scores is optional for all other applicants; if you have taken the SSAT or ISEE and would like to submit your test scores, you are welcome to do so. The SSAT code for sending your scores to Walnut Hill School for the Arts is 8014; the ISEE code is 221480.