The Park School

Your Journey Begins Here

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Sharing Stories

“My friends and I like to make books and read books to each other. I’m writing and illustrating my own Kindergarten memoir!”

7:1

Our youngest students work in groups of 14 with both a master teacher and a teaching assistant. One-on-one guidance is frequent.

Joyful


Time to Play

“At recess, I get to play with my friends! And my teacher lets us keep our block structure over the week so we can add onto it.”

PLAY-BASED LEARNING

Young children need to play and they need to learn. Park blends these two activities throughout the day, to students’ delight.

CURIOUS


Learning Together

“My teacher is helpful, kind, and loving. Sometimes she helps us figure out problems so we can be kind to each other again.”

100%

Beyond building children’s academic foundations, Park guides their creative, social-emotional, and physical development, too.

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Good Morning

“We all get together at Morning Meeting. We give announcements and presentations… and sometimes teachers play music for us.”

PARK POISE

Whether they speak in Morning Meeting or class, Park students gain a level of confidence that next schools notice.

INQUISITIVE


THE ADVISORY ADVANTAGE

“Mrs. Lucey is a great advisor. She helps me stay organized and on track, and she always encourages my Rubik’s Cube skills!”

T.E.A.C.H.

That’s “Time for Enrichment, Advisory, Challenge, and Help,” so students can meet with advisory groups, clubs, and teachers.

ENGAGED


ALL KINDS OF ACTIVITIES

“I love running cross country, but when the season is over, I want to try drama after school.”

90%+

That’s how many Upper Division students join our varsity, junior varsity, or Grade 6 teams at some point during each year.

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SMILE: IT’S TIME FOR SCHOOL

“My daughter loves going to Park. It’s such a welcoming and joyful place—our whole family feels like we’re a part of it.”

7:1

Our low student-to-teacher ratio ensures that every child at Park gets attention and guidance from expert teachers.

INVOLVED


TOGETHER IS BETTER

One of many ways to plug into Park: the Chop-A-Thon, which provides nearly 900 pounds of vegetables to the Pine Street Inn.

MORE INVOLVEMENT

Research shows that at PreK–8 schools, parents can remain more involved with their children’s school—and their lives. 

WELCOMING


BE PART OF PARK

“Every other week, I volunteer in the Library. I cherish these two hours—I enjoy contributing and feeling so connected here.”

27k+

We have a lot of titles in our library as well as skilled librarians, a well-equipped makerspace, and many happy children.

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IMPARTING EMPATHY

“Elementary school is where you learn how to be a good person. It’s so gratifying that I can help influence that.”

PARTNERING WITH PARENTS

“It’s wonderful to work in a school where parents take the time to affirm what you do, respect you, and thank you.”

DEVOTED


MAKING IT WORK

“I love seeing all the different creations Kindergarteners come up with in the Library’s makerspace.”

200

That’s how many different training and educational opportunities Park’s faculty and staff participate in each year.

CAPABLE


AT THE END OF THE DAY

“After 3 p.m., in the After-School Program, I get to play with the third, fourth, and fifth graders in the GaGa Ball Pit.”

78%

of Park’s teachers have earned postgraduate degrees. And most have been teaching at Park for more than five years.