Creating a "Pathway" for Today's Emerging Artists
A Message from Our Principal:
Looking back since our school first opened its doors in 1968, Walnut High School has established itself as one of the top high schools in the nation due to our academic excellence and exemplary extra-curricular programs. The staff and I are committed to creating a well-rounded educational experience for our students. Walnut High School is a place where students of all backgrounds can form lifelong connections whether inside the classroom or part of an extra-curricular group. This year will be full of opportunities and challenges. Take advantage of the opportunities, and meet the challenges with determination and the help of our wonderful staff. I have one challenge for all students as we start the year. GET CONNECTED! Walnut High School is a community, and for the next four years, we expect everyone to participate and thrive in this community!
Due to the passion, personalization, and professionalism of our staff, along with the hard work and dedication of our students and families, Walnut High continues to be recognized both locally and nationally. WHS has been recognized as a National Blue Ribbon school, a California Distinguished School, Newsweek’s top 100 High School in America, an International Baccalaureate World School, and more. Our staff works diligently to provide a quality education for all students and continues to find innovative practices that connect our students beyond the classroom walls.
We have a motto that you might see around campus that says “Some are born here, some are drawn here, but we all call it home.” Whether you have grown up in the community or brand new to Walnut High School, you will notice a strong sense of pride, family, and support the moment you walk on campus. This is your home. WELCOME TO WALNUT HIGH SCHOOL! I am looking forward to an amazing school year and especially excited about our Walnut High School of the Arts, which strives to provide our creative and artistic students unique and valuable opportunities to prepare themselves for a future in the Visual and Performing Arts.
Students or parents interested in applying for the Walnut High School of the Arts may contact any WHS Grade Level Coordinator or our Program Coordinator's Office at (909) 594-2263