Welcome back! In this issue, Head of School Cynthia Harmon writes about the "power of human connection" and the power of relationships, especially at Park. Fittingly, there are many new faces at Park this fall. In these pages, you'll meet new Middle Division Head Shiva Behradnia as well as new Parents' Association President Laura Barkan and new PA Vice President Sue Jeppson. You'll also read short bios of all the new faculty & staff, new teaching apprentices, and several familiar faces taking on new roles in 2016-17. In addition, you can learn about changing our mathematical mindsets and flipping the classroom. Read it here.
The teachers at Park hope your children will have an exciting and fun-filled summer. We also hope it will include lots of reading and math! When students return to school in September, we will celebrate the work they completed over the summer. Please click here to visit the Summer Academic Resources page.
The Summer 2016 issue features a round up of the PA's many accomplishments, a preview of this year's two (!) graduations, and lists next schools for eighth and ninth graders. Our parent authors bring you stories about the innovative work of Engineering & Design Coach, Elaine Hamilton, a thoughtful piece about our winter workshop with Dr. Jennifer Bryan focused on gender fluidity and stereotypes and Michael Robinson writes about Park's commitment to continuous improvement and discusses three key initiatives currently underway that enhance how we deliver on Park's mission. Read it here.
In the summer, Park offers dozens of camp programs for children ages 4-15 from throughout the Boston-metropolitan area, regardless if they attend the School. Families can also join the Swim & Tennis Club to enjoy Park's tennis court and 25-meter swimming pool.
For more information, please visit or call the camp office at 617.274.6024.
The Park School, an independent elementary school in Brookline, Massachusetts offers an exceptional education from pre-kindergarten through Grade VIII.