Do you think your high school experience should look different? Well, you might be a future Walnut.Walnut Hill School for the Arts is the only independent arts high school on the East Coast. Located in Natick, Massachusetts, Walnut Hill offers boarding and day students unparalleled training in dance; music; theater; visual art; and writing, film & media arts, complemented by a robust and innovative academic curriculum.
We invite you (and your friends and neighbors) to learn more about us at our Open House, a fun event designed to welcome curious students and parents to our scenic campus on the Hill. Visit class demonstrations in both the academics and the arts, tour the campus, and hear from students and faculty. It’s a great time to ask questions and get to know more about Walnut Hill for the Arts, and discover why Walnut Hill is such an exceptional place to attend high school, whether you’re a boarding student or a day student. Are you ready to be a Walnut? Take the first step and come visit us on October 20th.
OPEN HOUSE AT A GLANCE
12:00–12:30pm - REGISTRATION IN THE WOODSIDE GALLERY
Registration in the Woodside Gallery, Delbridge Family Center for the Arts
Check in, get the lay of the land (and a name tag), and grab a quick snack and beverage to fuel you up for the day’s activities.
WHERE: Delbridge Center for the Arts
12:30–1:00pm - WELCOME TO WALNUT HILL
Hear from our Head of School, Antonio Viva, and the Admission Team, who will guide you through the rest of your day here on campus.
WHERE: Keiter Center for the Performing Arts
1:05–1:50pm - 5 MAJORS, ONE AMAZING SCHOOL
Visit with the heads of our Theater, Dance, Visual Art, Music, and Writing, Film & Media Arts programs in their primary teaching spaces, who will offer an overview of each of our arts majors. You’ll hear about program philosophy, current and upcoming projects, and what an innovative arts education can mean for you.
WHERE: Various locations
1:55–2:20pm - POISED FOR SUCCESS
Academics at Walnut Hill – Poised for Success
The heads of our academic departments will give you a snapshot of Walnut Hill's rigorous college-preparatory program, and how committed we are to promoting the skills necessary to position our students for future academic success.
2:20–2:45pm - BEYOND ARTS & ACADEMICS
Beyond Arts & Academics – The Student Experience at Walnut Hill
What’s it like to live and study at Walnut Hill? What’s it like to be a day student here? What are the many benefits of living and studying just outside Boston? Here’s your chance to find out.
2:50-3:30pm - EXPERIENCE WALNUT HILL
This is an opportunity to see some selected performances, take part in a lively Q&A session with current students and faculty, and more! Our goal: we hope to give to a sneak peek into what it’s really like to be a Walnut.