What Makes Park Park?

We are delighted that you are interested in our school. Exploring our website will help you learn more about our community and our academic and extracurricular programs. Be sure to look at our curriculum guide for specific descriptions of our academic programs. Once you complete the inquiry form, we will send you our printed information packet.

Selecting an appropriate school for your child and family is a complex and important process. The best way to learn about Park is to visit our campus and see the School firsthand, once your child is old enough to enter the following September. Our youngest students in Pre-Kindergarten must be four years old by September 1.

Thank you for your interest in The Park School.
Sincerely,

Merle Jacobs, Director of Admission
Jonathan D. Prosky, Associate Director of Admission

Admission FAQs

List of 12 frequently asked questions.

  • How do I apply to Park for my child?

    You'll find everything you need to know in the menu item called, "Admission Process."
  • When is the application due?

    The application form is due in our office by January 6, 2017 for admission the following fall. It is highly recommended that you begin the application process as early as October, and complete your application form as early as possible.
  • At what grades does Park have entry points?

    Park School has entry points at Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, Grade I, Grade VI and Grade VII. Additional grade level openings may become available through attrition and tend to occur in Grade V.
  • Do you offer an Open House?

    Park's Open House is Sunday, November 6, 2016 from 12–3 p.m.
    Special presentations: Pre-Kindergarten – Grade II at 12:30 & 1:30, for Grades III – V at 1:30, and Grades VI - VIII at 2 p.m.
     
    Our Open House is a wonderful opportunity to engage in informative discussions with current parents, faculty, and our older students about the Park School community while touring the School. Children are welcome to attend, especially potential applicants to our Upper Division (Grades VI-VIII). Given the number of visitors, however, the Open House can be overwhelming for younger children, especially those entering Pre-K and Kindergarten. Please don't feel obligated to bring them.
     
    There is no need to R.S.V.P. to this event.
  • Is there a birthday cut-off date for Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten?

    Yes. Generally, the child must be four-years-old by September 1 in order to enter Pre-Kindergarten, and five-years-old by September 1 in order to enter Kindergarten.
  • Do applicants to Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten require prior school experience?

    Yes. All applicants to Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten must be in a preschool or pre-kindergarten program at the time of application.

    Park is a very large building and even our youngest students have many transitions to different locations during the day. It has been our experience that children with previous school experience have an easier time going from one activity to the next.
  • What is the tuition at Park?

    Tuition ranges from $26,180 for Pre-Kindergarten to $37,300 for Grade VIII. 
    Our tuition includes all expenses for textbooks, athletics, field trips, recess refreshments, and lunch for Grades I–VIII .
  • Does Park School provide financial assistance?

    Yes. Park has a generous financial assistance budget and is committed to being an economically diverse community. We offer financial aid those who need it, and encourage you to consider Park whether or not you can afford the entire tuition. Approximately 23 percent of our students receive some financial assistance.

    Please click here for more information on the financial assistance application process.
  • Does Park School offer I-20 visas to international students?

    No. Park School does not offer I-20 visas but does welcome applications from families who have relocated internationally and currently hold visas.
  • Does the School enroll an equal number of boys and girls?

    As a coed school, our goal is to enroll an equal number of boys and girls.
  • Do students come from a limited number of schools?

    No. Park receives applicants from a wide array of schools throughout the Boston metropolitan area. The families at Park represent over 28 local cities, towns and communities.
  • Do you offer transportation?

    Yes. The School offers transportation before and after school at no extra cost to the Orange Line T station at Forest Hills, and the Green Line T station at Brookline Village. Park also subsidizes transportation to the Back Bay and Beacon Hill as well as the suburbs of Wellesley and Newton. For more information, visit the Transportation page of our website.
Thank you for your interest in The Park School. 

We have extended the deadline for the 2017-18 academic year until Wednesday, January 11 at midnight. We will continue to accept applications for our Upper Division (Grades 6–8). 

Tours begin Monday, September 26 for the 2016-17 admission year. If you submit an inquiry form online this summer, materials will be mailed out to you after Labor Day. Families can then call to schedule a tour and interview.
Park's Open House is Sunday, November 6, 2016 from 12–3 p.m.

Special presentations: Pre-Kindergarten – Grade II at 12:30 & 1:30, for Grades III – V at 1:30, and Grades VI - VIII at 2 p.m.
 
Our Open House is a wonderful opportunity to engage in informative discussions with current parents, faculty, and our older students about the Park School community while touring the School. Children are welcome to attend, especially potential applicants to our Upper Division (Grades VI-VIII). Given the number of visitors, however, the Open House can be overwhelming for younger children, especially those entering Pre-K and Kindergarten. Please don't feel obligated to bring them.
 
There is no need to R.S.V.P. to this event.

Meet the Admission Team

List of 3 members.