Welcome from the Head of School


Thank you for taking the time to peruse The Park School website. I am excited for you to discover this vibrant, diverse community where learning is central to who we are and what we do. As you explore our site, I ask you to keep in mind two questions: What are the characteristics of a strong, inspiring elementary education? and How do you imagine The Park School will approach educating children?

While we embrace the fullness of 21st-century learning, the School’s motto of “Simplicity and Sincerity” keeps us centered on the essential qualities of teaching children. At Park, children grow up as they journey on the path of educational excellence. On that journey, which is replete with twists and turns, they experience joy in their learning, hard work in their achieving, compassion in their serving, growth in their understanding, and confidence in their leading.

Throughout their years at Park, students in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade VIII become well known by their teachers. Those interpersonal connections infuse the classrooms, creating a community of learners who comfortably take risks and make mistakes as part of the learning process. To be engaged in their learning, students must feel confident that they have the growing skills to accomplish the tasks before them and to be able to ask for help.

Within our community, we also nurture a culture of belonging and believing in the capacity of what students, teachers, and parents can accomplish together. As you look at our website, you will discover a rich and robust curriculum, commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, opportunities for service, and numerous ways to participate in Park’s commitment to an excellent education.

Please explore the website, look through the Curriculum Guide, read a few of my colleagues’ blogs. Whether you are looking for a great school for your child, an opportunity for professional growth, ways to be involved as a current Park School parent, or a chance to stay connected as an alum, I hope this virtual introduction to Park ignites your curiosity and inspires you to come to our campus for a visit. I look forward to meeting you!
 

Warmly,

Cynthia A. Harmon
Head of School