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Walnut Street School to perform at CelebrAsian May 26, 3:30pm. We will do Lion Dance, Fan dance, and group singing. All WSS students are invited to join the singing on the stage!

Student is fitted with a bike helmet.

Bike Safety Focus at Walnut Street


Summer is just around the corner, and that means more kids on bikes. Thanks to Bike World, the Walnut Street School staff and the PTO, kindergarten students now have a new appreciation for bike safety, and shiny new helmets to start the summer. Click on the headline to learn more about how this project came together and see additional photos.

Walnut Street Students Go Behind the Lens


The famous photographer Ansel Adams once said, “You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” And so it was that a group of 5th grade students at Walnut Street School – with the help of DMPS photographer Jon Lemons – learned how to make photographs, part of their research for ourW school’s upcoming International Baccalaureate Exhibition. Click the photo to read more about our students’ work and enjoy their photos.

The Secret Life of an IB Student


Highlighting our IB experience together, we’ve put together a night filled with information and experiences to help anyone interested to better understanding IB programming at Walnut Street School. Please RSVP to the event using the link below if you plan to attend.  Thank you!

Box Night!


Come build with us! Open to all WSS families. Bring in boxes and building materials to create anything your heart desires! A true open inquiry activity!

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B4K Walnut St Winter 2016 We will be hosting Bricks 4 Kidz this winter-If you are interested in sending your student sign up using the information on the flyer.  (Click on the picture to the left to see link)

Upcoming Events

Aug 01
School Board Meeting
Aug 15
School Board Meeting
Aug 23
First Day of School
Aug 23
First Day of School
Aug 26
Graduation Walk

Walnut Street School is an IB World School. Click here to learn more about this elite classification.

About Walnut Street School

901 Walnut Street, Des Moines, IA 50309

P: 515-242-8438 | E:


Walnut Street School provides a strong social, emotional, and academic foundation for students to excel as lifelong learners in a global community through intercultural understanding and respect.

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