Work Commitment

Work Commitment

Walden was founded and built by parents, and parent involvement continues to be a cornerstone of Walden community life. We rely on Walden families to maintain the school and help keep it running smoothly. This helps keep our tuition lower than at other independent schools in the Bay Area. We require a work commitment from each family, fifty hours for one and seventy-five hours for more than one child attending Walden. Families fulfill work commitments by performing a variety of jobs: cleaning, construction, gardening, staffing the office, and others. The Walden Staff considers parents' schedules and individual needs when assigning work roles. On top of keeping tuition low, the work commitment is a great way of getting to know your child's classrooms, teachers, and the larger Walden community.