Walden High School
High School represents growth from the teen to adult world. Students need guidance as they take on additional responsibility but also need freedom and decision-making skills as they learn independence. At Walden, we provide both mentorship and individual choice every day. All teachers strive to infuse all of our classes with experiential learning (field experiences, project work, etc.), Socratic teaching (discussion, questioning, debate) media support (film clips, websites, etc.), and critical thought. Students are asked to read extensively and to write papers in most academic core classes. Students are often given choices about the assignments they will complete to demonstrate mastery.
Walden offers the college preparatory International Baccalaureate Program, and students who choose this curriculum option will be pushed to develop intellectually, emotionally, and ethically. The IB program prepares students to live, work, and serve in a global community. Individuals who graduate with an IB diploma are frequently granted up to a year of college credit and can waive multiple college general education requirements.
Walden students have found great success in many post-secondary settings, ranging from big universities, such as Stanford, to small liberal arts colleges, such as St. John’s. “Waldenites” can be found far from home, such Barnard College in New York City, to local schools, such as BYU and University of Utah. We celebrate all our students and are grateful to all those that make up the rich tapestry of Walden School.