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Directions to Walker
Directions to the Needham campus and The Walker School
1968 Central Avenue
Needham, MA 02492
From The North:
Take Exit 19B off Route 95 (Route 128) South. Bear right onto Highland Avenue (Muzi Ford on right). Take the first right onto Gould Street. At end of Gould Street (1/2 mile), turn left on Central Avenue. Travel four miles; the Walker Needham campus will be on left (across from the Charles River.)
From The South:
Take Exit 17 off Route 95 (Route 128) North. Bear right at end of ramp (towards Needham) on to Dedham Avenue. (Route 135). At first light, turn left on South Street. Travel two miles (South Street will cross Chestnut Street at blinking light) and turn right on Fisher Street (before bridge). At the end of Fisher, turn left onto Central Avenue; the Walker Needham campus will be on your left (across from the Charles River.)
From The West:
Traveling on Route 135 (Great Plain Avenue) towards Needham Center, take a right on Central Avenue; the Walker Needham campus will be approximately two miles down on left (across from the Charles River.)
From The East:
Take Route 9 West past the Chestnut Hill Mall in Newton. Pass Dunkin Donuts and SpeedyMuffler on left (about two miles down). Get in the left lane and turn left at next light (Eliot Street). Stay left at fork, go down the hill, and cross Chestnut Street at light. Eliot street turns into Central Avenue. Continue on Central Avenue for 2 miles; the Walker Needham campus will be on your left (across from the Charles River.) Alternate Route From The East: Take the Mass. Turnpike West to Route 95 (Route 128) South and follow directions “From The North” above.
Directions to the Watertown campus and Beacon High School
917 Belmont Street
Watertown, MA 02472
Beacon High School is located just outside Waverly Square, on the Belmont / Watertown line.
From the East:
Take the Mass Pike / I-90 West to Exit 17—Newton/Watertown. This leads you into Newton Corner. On the exit ramp, stay to the far right. Turning right at the end of the exit ramp will place you on Galen Street in Newton. Follow further directions below: From Newton Corner.
From the West:
Take the Mass. Pike / I-90 East to Exit 17—Newton/Watertown. The exit ramp will place you on Centre Street in Newton, in Newton Corner. Merge onto the rotary, moving two lanes to the left. Follow the rotary as it turns left, moving to the far right lane and continuing straight down Galen Street toward Watertown. Follow further directions below: From Newton Corner.
From Newton Corner:
Stay on Galen Street to Watertown Square (a major intersection). As you cross the intersection, there are four lanes created—two are required left turn, two are straight or right. Choose either of the two left-turn lanes. Turn left on to Route 20 West / Main Street. Once on Route 20, you will be turning right at the third set of street lights—onto Lexington Street. Follow directions below: From Route 20.
From Route 20: Turn on to Lexington Street in Watertown (Note: do not confuse this with Lexington Street in Waltham). Follow Lexington Street to the second stop light. Take the fork to the left, stop at the yield sign, and then drive across the street which comes in from the right (Belmont Street) directly into the Beacon High School driveway.
Mass Transit / MBTA Directions
Commuter Rail: Fitchburg line, off at Waverly (3 stops from North Station) and follow walking directions, below.
Bus: #73 from Harvard Square, Cambridge to the end of the line in Waverly Square, Belmont, and follow walking directions, below.
Walking from Waverly Square: Walk from Trapelo Road, one block on Lexington Street, turn right on Belmont Street, and immediately right into the Beacon High School entrance
—Dr. Richard W. Small, Walker executive director 1985-2012