Global Online Academy at Walnut Hill

Global Online Academy imagines a future where all students acquire and practice modern learning skills to be global citizens.

GOA's mission is to reimagine learning to empower students and educators to thrive in a globally networked society.

Walnut Hill is a member of Global Online Academy (GOA), a consortium of over 120 independent schools from around the world dedicated to creating and sharing high quality online courses. 

GOA expands academic elective offerings for our students. All GOA courses are taken for credit, which is granted from Walnut Hill. GOA courses are usually taken in place of a regular academic or elective course that Walnut Hill does not currently offer. Each online class is limited to 20 students, and the courses are predominantly taught by the faculty at GOA member schools.

GOA courses emphasize engagement, interaction, and collaboration among students and faculty. These electives create opportunities for students to share their local and personal perspectives on global issues through stimulating discussions, ongoing feedback, and thought-provoking coursework. Throughout each 14 week course, we expect students to commit an average of 5-7 hours of study per week.

GOA is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).