K-12 Montessori School

Welcome to an education less ordinary! Walden School of Liberal Arts, a free K-12 charter school, provides an engaging, academically challenging student-centered environment. Our program is a based around two internationally celebrated educational models that prepare students to thrive in a global community: Montessori curriculum for grades K-5 and International Baccalaureate curriculum for grades 6-12. All “Waldenites” are inspired to think deeply and creatively as they celebrate and explore the extraordinary world around them. Come see what makes our school a unique and exceptional choice in Utah Valley!

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Our Mission

Walden is a place where social, emotional and academic growth are valued equally, a place where students see possibilities, make meaningful choices, take risks, and emerge with a stronger sense of identity, belonging and  purpose.  It is a place where critical thought, creativity and independence are nurtured; where empathy, cultural awareness and tolerance are valued. Our purpose is to develop capable, globally minded citizens who are dedicated to making positive contributions to society.

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Walden School Lunch Program

 

Follow this link for the lunch program in multiple languages: http://www.fns.usda.gov/school-meals/translated-applications

Please accept a heartfelt thank-you for your patience these last few years as we have worked to find the right recipe for a hot lunch program at Walden.  

Hours of Operation: 

When school is in session, breakfast will be served in the lower school building for all ages from 7:30 to 8:15 a.m. daily.  Lunch will be served daily in both buildings during lunch periods.  Sack lunches "to go" will be available on early out Fridays.  Sack lunches will also be available on field trip days.

Summer Meals:

In an effort to support low income families, the sites on this link provide free breakfasts and/or lunches for children up to age 18.  

http://www.schools.utah.gov/cnp/Summer-Food-Service-Program/Map.aspx

Cost:

Breakfast is $1.25. The reduced fee $0.30.   

Lunch is $2.25 for elementary, $2.50 for middle school / high school, and $2.75 for adults & guests.  Reduced price is  $0.40 -- Free – $0.00

Students and families are encouraged to pay in advance with cash, check, or credit card in the main office or business office, but may pay at the time of service with cash or a check.

Snacks:

After-school snacks will be available at no cost for all students enrolled in after-school programs.

Non-Discrimination Statement:

 The U.S Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

  If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form , found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).

The USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

 

El Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (por sus siglas en inglés “USDA”) prohíbe la discriminación contra sus clientes, empleados y solicitantes de empleo por raza, color, origen nacional, edad, discapacidad, sexo, identidad de género, religión, represalias y, según corresponda, convicciones políticas, estado civil, estado familiar o paternal, orientación sexual, o si los ingresos de una persona provienen en su totalidad o en parte de un programa de asistencia pública, o información genética protegida de empleo o de cualquier programa o actividad realizada o financiada por el Departamento. (No todos los criterios prohibidos se aplicarán a todos los programas y/o actividades laborales).

  Si desea presentar una queja por discriminación del programa de Derechos Civiles, complete el USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (formulario de quejas por discriminación del programa del USDA), que puede encontrar en internet en http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, o en cualquier oficina del USDA, o llame al (866) 632-9992 para solicitar el formulario. También puede escribir una carta con toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Envíenos su formulario de queja completo o carta por correo postal a U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, por fax al (202) 690-7442 o por correo electrónico a program.intake@usda.gov.

  Las personas sordas, con dificultades auditivas, o con discapacidad del habla pueden contactar al USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service (Servicio federal de transmisión) al (800) 877-8339 o (800) 845-6136 (en español).

  El USDA es un proveedor y empleador que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.

 

Walden School Child Find

 

Every child is entitled to a public education regardless of disability. Children with disabilities may go without services because families are not fully aware of their entitlement. If you know of a child, birth to age 22, who is not receiving any education services or feel that your child is in need of additional services, speak to your child’s classroom teacher or contact our special education specialists, Amy Roan or Lynda Golding, at 801-374-1545.

Carson Smith Notification Requirements

School districts and charter schools are required by Utah law, 53A1a-704(10), to inform parents of students with IEPs enrolled in public school, of the availability of a scholarship to attend a private school through the Carson Smith Scholarship Program. Listed below is the address of the Internet website maintained by the USOE (Utah State Office of Education) which will provide interested parents/students with all the program information and application forms for the CSS Program.

http://ww.schools.utah.gov.sars/Quick-Links/Carson Smith Scholarship.aspx

This is a voluntary, optional program for any student on an IEP, that allows for additional educational choices. Contact Amy Roan, Director, Special Education 801-374-1545  Ext. 5880

The Walden School website is undergoing HUGE changes! Please excuse our dust, and if you find something that seems to be broken, or you'd just like to make a suggestion, we'd love to hear from you. Your feedback will help us make the website a more useful resource for everyone.