Welcome to Walnut Street

It’s a pleasure to welcome you to Walnut Street School. It is our commitment to make Walnut Street School a place where world class education is the norm, and a place of extraordinary academic rigor and accomplishments for all children. Our goal is to develop and implement an interactive and effective working relationship between the school, families and the Des Moines metro community.
Walnut Street School is uniquely located in downtown Des Moines. Our convenient location to all points around the Des Moines metropolitan area makes us a desirable school choice for parents. We are a school of choice and accept students from across the metro and surrounding communities.Our school serves approximately 300 students. As an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program World School, we provide standards based instruction through inquiry teaching in a transdisciplinary day.  Our preschool students are provided a solid foundation in research-based curriculum and early childhood practices. Our kindergarteners through 5th graders are taught to be critical thinkers, creative, risk-takers, reflective and communicators. At Walnut Street School, we strive to prepare our students for successful lives as citizens in a continually more global arena.

We have highly trained staff who are committed to the success of all students. In addition, we have a very active parent organization (PTO). The support of our stakeholders is invaluable to our continued success and is greatly appreciated.

We invite you as parents and community members to come and visit our beautiful school and become involved in the excitement of learning at Walnut Street School.

We are proud of our accomplishments here at Walnut Street School. Once again, the staff and I say – “Welcome to Walnut Street School. A Place to Learn. A Place to Thrive. A Place to Love!”