Tuesday 6/11/2019 6:30 – 7:45 p.m. for Grades VI and VII 6:30 – 8:45 p.m. for Grade VIII
Park’s end-of-year event for families in Grades VI-VIII showcases the arc of learning in the Upper Division and is dedicated to the students’ Accomplishments, Reflections, and Creativity. Upper Division students are required to attend and are asked to dress for the occasion. ARC at Park will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. with a program in the West Gym. (We ask that students arrive at 6:15 p.m. so that the program can start on time.) Following the program, students will present their work in various locations throughout the School.
Congratulations to Park's Girls & Boys Lacrosse teams who had an amazing day today at The Meadowbrook Tournament! They played against Meadowbrook, Shady Hill and Belmont Day in a round robin style competition and brought home the first place trophies. Thanks to everyone who came out on this beautiful day to cheer them on. Make sure you stop by the Front Desk this week to check out the hardware.
In this capstone production for the Class of 2019, 25 actors put on an ensemble play of magnanimous proportions. A layered story with many perspectives, a gaggle of gossips, and a punchy absurd version of this classic piece of literature, Sense & Sensibility might be described as Jane Austen for those who don’t usually like Jane Austen. Kate Hamill’s work as a playwright is known for its theatricality, absurdism, and a close examination of both social and gender stereotypes. Hamill has been heralded for “doing something interesting” with dusty old classics, and this play has been called "inventive" (New York Times), "ingenious" (Wall Street Journal), and "... one of the best things I've ever seen onstage. Save your Hamilton dollars and go see it." (NPR)
With sly rendezvous, intriguing twists, and snoopy gossips, the plot is tangled, pell-mell, and preposterous. Because of the story complexity, this production is recommended for children in Grades IV and up. Grades IV and V will see the performance on Friday, May 24, during their school day.
Current and former parents, current and former faculty & staff, and alumni in the Classes of 2018 and older* are invited to join us for a celebration to honor 11 faculty and staff members who have served at Park for 20 years or more. Collectively, this august group has totaled 368 years of service to the School!
Saturday 6/8/2019 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. (rain or shine)
* The parade begins at noon. The route starts at Copley Square (please arrive by 11:30am), goes through the South End, around the Boston Common, past the State House and ends at City Hall. You are welcome to march with us for part or all of the parade. It is a fun, music-filled, community-building event that drew over 55,000 marchers and 750,000 spectators in 2018.
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.
Facts about Boston Pride:
This will be the fourth year Park will been marching in the Boston Pride Parade, which has been going on for 49 years, starting in 1970, one year after the Stonewall riots.
2019 marks the 15th anniversary of gay marriage being legalized in Massachusetts, the first state in America to do so. One of the lead plaintiff families in that case was a Park School family, whose child is a Park alumna.
This is an LBGTQ+ ALLY event, which means that all families, faculty & staff, alumni, and friends are welcome and encouraged to join us as part of the Park School delegation.
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.
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!