"We are all schoolmasters, and our schoolhouse is the
universe. To attend chiefly to the desk or schoolhouse while we neglect
the scenery in which it is placed is absurd."
~ Henry David Thoreau, Journal, 15 October 1859
Walden Academy was founded in 2011 by a group of teachers and parents
who wanted to create a vibrant educational experience that challenges
children and motivates them to discover, strive for, and achieve their
full personal potential. They also wanted to incorporate active
participation by parents, with the understanding that active parents
offer additional motivation to students.
A Natural Resources-based curriculum was developed as a way to engage
students beyond the classroom. Walden Academy is committed to high
standards and a full partnership between families, students, and
teachers. Such a partnership inspires students to reach their full