The Park School will be hosting ten visiting students and several teachers from our Chinese partner school Hangzhou Greentown Yuhua Qinqin School from Thursday 4/25/2019 – Monday 4/29/2019. Please help us extend a warm welcome!
A funny, original musical about the trials and tribulations of being a teenager. Norbert Beany, insecure eighth grader, is struggling to find his way at Larveigh Junior High and his over-active imagination conjures up “Action Man,” the person he’s always wanted to be. The rocking score is composed by Faith Soloway, who is also a writer/producer on her sister’s Amazon hit, “Transparent.” Directed by Creative Arts at Park Director Kippy Dewey, the show is packed with humor, hilarity, and heart.
The cast of 25 young actors, ages 12 to 16, attend 14 schools in Greater Boston, and stars Nicky Glassman (Park '18) as "Norbert!"
Saturday 6/8/2019 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. (rain or shine)
We welcome families, faculty & staff, alumni, and friends to join us as part of the Park School delegation. If you are interested in participating, please sign up at this link no later than June 1st. For more information, please contact Connie Yepez.
Tuesday 4/16 – Friday 4/26 outside the Shire Computer lab The April Clothing Swap, sponsored by the PA's Green Committee, starts next week! Please check your closets for lightly used clothes, shoes and sporting equipment and help our community to reduce, reuse, and recycle! Drop off donations outside the Shire.
Come by and check for any items you or your family may want. You do not have to contribute anything to take something.
All first-generation immigrants (this could be you, a relative, a family friend, a neighbor, etc.) Groups of two-three students will interview first generation immigrants in the Park community to learn about their unique immigration experience. Those students will then create a project honoring the immigrant's story. The Immigrant Journey Project is designed to provide fifth graders an immersive experience to explore modern immigration stories within our Park community and then respectfully retell these journeys. (Read more)
One-hour interviews will be held at The Park School on May 9-10, and 13-15.
If you or someone you know is interested in participating, please contact Grade V teaching assistant Theresa Coffeen by April 24, 2019.
I am thrilled to announce that Connie Yepez will join Park’s administrative leadership team as the Director of Equity & Inclusion on July 1, 2019. Connie received unanimous support from the Search Advisory Committee and resoundingly positive feedback from faculty and staff during the interview process.
Currently, Connie serves The Park School as Interim Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Coordinator — a role that requires her to support and partner with faculty, staff, and administration alike in the work of equity and inclusion on our campus. During the 2018-19 academic year, Connie reflects that she has been able to "evaluate the true state of the school regarding DEI work, to set goals for the future, and develop clear action plans that will enable all members of the community to invest in and contribute to the work." Next year, as the Director of Equity & Inclusion, Connie will utilize the findings from the January 2019 Qualitative Climate Assessment and partner with me and the administrative team to develop an implementation plan to guide Park’s diversity, equity, and inclusion work in the near and long term.
Connie possesses a depth of experience in independent schools as well as a deep understanding of The Park School and the work ahead of us, having served as a Secondary School Counselor for two years before taking on her current role. Throughout her 20-year career, Connie has drawn upon her background as a person of color in predominantly white institutions as both a student and faculty member. Connie, who received her bachelor's degree from Eckerd College in women's and gender studies, has led and supported program development, strategic planning, community outreach, advancement, communications, staff development, and admission work in a number of Boston-area schools including Roxbury Prep Charter School, Noble & Greenough School, Concord Academy, and Groton School (her alma mater).
Please join me in thanking Connie for her leadership and service this year as Interim Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Coordinator and congratulating her on her selection as Director of Equity & Inclusion.
Back in the 1800s, Thomas Jefferson turned the dinner party into something more than an opportunity for drinks and small talk. He started a tradition of inviting an intimate group of people to forge a discussion around a chosen topic. The only rule was that no more than 14 people attend, and the topic of conversation would be one that everyone would participate in. (Read the rules here)The goal of this type of dinner was to build community.
The PA DEI committee is piloting a Jeffersonian Dinner program for Park parents to spark authentic meaningful conversations and build community. Sign up here to attend one of the two pilot dinners on Tuesday, April 30 or Wednesday, May 22 from 6-8pm at Park. In order to make a variety of connections we ask that couples attend separate dinners.
The Spring 2019 Park Parentlooks at student-centered instruction, how the Lower & Middle Divisions are developing empathy, reviewing and renewing the math and writing programs, debunking five myths about the secondary school process, as well as two faculty profiles, and takeaways from the Talking Tech 2.0 community conversation in February.
Welcome to Park! We are delighted that you are interested in beginning your journey with us.
We continue to accept applications for certain grades for the 2019-20 academic year. To schedule your personalized visit and learn more about the School, please complete an inquiry form. We look forward to meeting you soon!