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Walden III

Walden III Middle and High School

Walden III: In the Process of Discovery Here was founded in 1972 as an "alternative school" by Jackson Parker and David Johnston. It was the "alternative" to the traditional and impersonal educational programs of the time, with a focus on treating students as individuals and inspiring a “growing school population of disaffected students.” Walden III was a success and was recognized for its efforts in 1996 when they were chosen to be in a coalition of schools that were classified as “reformers” of education. Walden III’s students are a hodgepodge of talent and intellect and, through their art that decorates the halls of 1012 Center Street, they left behind a colorful legacy. 

Photography by Mark Hertzberg