Excitement and love of learning abound at Park. Rigorous academic standards guide the development of curriculum, the practice of teaching, and the goals of learning.
 
A clearly structured program sets high expectations in a supportive and personalized learning environment. An important goal for all children is a strong sense of self-worth and accomplishment, not only in areas of strength, but also in areas where they may feel more tentative. Teachers care for children as individuals and as citizens of the community, not just as students. Adults and children work diligently and take their learning seriously, yet humor is widespread, as is a spirit of fun and respect among teachers and students. A close personal relationship between teacher and student is at the center of the learning process at Park.
 
The Park School program reflects mission-driven educational priorities and a deep commitment to providing 21st century learners with the skills necessary for strong academic achievement and active participation in a global community.

Program List

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  • Lower Division (Pre-Kindergarten-Grade II)

    Young children have a natural enthusiasm and love of learning. In these important early-childhood years, we help them to grow in self-awareness and curiosity. Teachers combine high standards and flexibility and a supportive atmosphere, helping children build confidence in themselves as individuals and as learners.
  • Middle Division (Grades III-V)

    The fundamentals of language arts, mathematics, social studies, and science form the major components of the curriculum in the Middle Division and are mastered through group work and individual projects. Skills and concepts are presented in ways that maximize the progress of each child and take into account the range of developmental stages and learning styles represented in the classroom. Teachers also spend considerable time and energy helping children develop values, social skills, and understanding of their roles as citizens of the larger community.
  • Upper Division (Grades VI-VIII)

    Upper Division (Grades VI-IX)
    Within a rigorous and dynamic curriculum, Upper Division teachers maintain high academic standards for their students. Students learn to read, write and think both logically and critically. They study English, mathematics, science, social studies, a foreign language, growth education, music, art and physical education. Students, under the supervision of advisors and coaches, also undertake a wide range of extracurricular endeavors. Each student is helped to develop self-confidence, to take responsibility, and to learn from working with others. Mutual respect between students and faculty underlies a demanding academic program of concept and skill development.
    Within a rigorous and dynamic curriculum, Upper Division teachers maintain high academic standards for their students. Students learn to read, write and think both logically and critically. They study English, mathematics, science, social studies, a foreign language, growth education, music, art and physical education. Students, under the supervision of advisors and coaches, also undertake a wide range of extracurricular endeavors. Each student is helped to develop self-confidence, to take responsibility, and to learn from working with others. Mutual respect between students and faculty underlies a demanding academic program of concept and skill development.