walden school

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walden school
11 east 89th street
new york, new york 10128

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Beastie Boy Mike D attended the prestigious private school, the Walden School.

The Walden School was founded by Margaret Naumburg in 1914. The school became a model for progressive education, and embraced “individual transformation” as an education principle, encouraging creative expression and self-motivated learning.

While in high school, Mike D was in a band called the Young Aborigines with drummer Kate Schellenbach. According to Mike D, they had only one fan, MCA, so when they quit the band after two shows, they reformed as the Beastie Boys.

The Walden School merged with the New Lincoln School in 1988, and the location is currently home to the Trevor Day School.

Mike D on The Colbert Report