Walnut Hill School for the Arts

Virtual Admission Center

Start exploring why Walnut Hill is the preeminent high school for young artists!

The Admission Team is eager to welcome prospective young artists and their parents. Connect with us virtually to begin exploring our extraordinary school community. Below you will find a number of ways to learn more about Walnut Hill School for the Arts, New England’s only independent arts boarding and day high school.

Virtual Campus Tour

We’re located on a beautiful 45-acre campus half an hour outside the cultural center of Boston. Watch a video tour and “walk” the campus, view classrooms, dance, visual art and music studios, theaters, our dining hall and campus center, and more.

Meet the Admission Team

The members of our Admission Team are eager to introduce you to Walnut Hill School for the Arts, answer questions, and guide you through the application process. Click the 'Meet with Me' button below each profile to schedule a phone call or Zoom meeting with one of our Admission Members. 

Karen Loder

Director of Financial Aid & Admission, Grade 12 & PG Applicants

Andrew Houlihan

Asst. Director of Admission, Grade 10 & 11 Applicants

Maria Freda

Admission Officer, Grade 9 Applicants, Last Names A-M

Dempsey Schott

Assistant Director of Admission, Grade 9 Applicants, Last Names N-Z

Virginia Casey


Student Panel Webinar

Hear about life as a student at Walnut Hill directly from the source! Students from each arts major answer questions and talking about what it means to be a part of a high school like no other.

Contact the Admission Office


12 Highland Street
Natick, MA 01760

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