Walnut Hill School, in Natick, MA, is a unique boarding art high school, set on a picturesque 30-acre campus near Boston. The school is linked to the New England Conservatory, one of the worlds leading music training schools. In addition to academic and artistic study, students have access to local galleries, concerts, and performances at some of the worlds finest cultural and educational institutions. Courses and activities at Walnut Hill are designed to nurture passion for the arts and combine and integrate this interest into a rigorous academic program. This boarding art high school offers world-class training in: ballet, music, theatre, visual art, and writing & publishing. High school students from around the world have the opportunity to live among other young artists and to study under talented teachers and renowned actors, musicians, painters, sculptors, dancers, and writers. Students who are deeply dedicated to their art, and who have a strong academic background, attend Walnut Hill. Graduates from Walnut Hill include Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Elizabeth Bishop 30; visual artist Marion Pooke, class of 1901; and Jack McCollough 97, designer, and co-owner of Proenza Schouler. High school students at Walnut Hill have access to state-of-the art facilities on campus. These include a fully equipped computer center, new biology and chemistry labs, twenty-one soundproof practice rooms, a large recital hall, several theatres, art and dance studios, a costume shop, and more. Recent graduates of Walnut hill have gone on to schools such as the Art Institute of Chicago, Bennington, Brown, Carnegie-Mellon, the Cleveland Institute of Music, Curtis, Harvard, Juilliard, the New England Conservatory, NYU, Oberlin, Princeton, Rhode Island School of Design, Rice, Smith, Swarthmore, and the University of Michigan. For more information about the Walnut Hill School, please call 508-653-4312.