The Park School has offered an exceptional independent education to boys and girls in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade since 1888. Today, our diverse student body of 540 students comes from the Boston metropolitan area to a beautiful 34-acre campus in Brookline, Massachusetts near Jamaica Pond. 

At Park, students develop a passion for learning. Our outstanding teachers get to know each child through small classes and an active partnership with parents.

Frequently Asked Questions

List of 11 frequently asked questions.

  • What kind of school is Park?

    Park is an independent, coeducational, non-profit, non-sectarian day school, Pre-Kindergarten – Grade VIII.
  • When was Park founded?

    Park was founded in1888 and moved to the Goddard Avenue site in 1971.
  • Where is Park located?

    Park is located in the Boston suburb of Brookline, Massachusetts, less than a mile from Jamaica Pond and across the street from Larz Anderson Park.
  • What are the facilities like?

    Park's 34-acre campus has two main buildings, a 30,000-volume library, five science labs, computer labs and mobile laptop carts, three music rooms, three art studios, 305-seat theater, a dining room, six tutoring offices, and a separate after-school facility.
  • What is the total enrollment?

    540 students: 189 in the Lower Division, 178 in the Middle Division and 173 in the Upper Division.
  • What is the average class size?

    Classes typically range between 13-16 students.
  • How diverse is Park?

    Park's community includes people from many different cultural heritages, races, family configurations, financial means, and life experiences. 36% of students and 16% of the teachers and administrators identify themselves as People of Color.
  • Where do Park's students come from?

    Students from across the metropolitan area attend the school approximately 1/3 from Boston, 1/3 from Brookline/Chestnut Hill, and 1/3 from western and southern suburbs.
  • Does Park provide after school care?

    Approximately 120 students (Grades Pre-K - V) are enrolled in our after-school program, ASP for Pre-K - III students is located across campus in a dedicated facility that has five classrooms and an outdoor playground. ASP for students in Grades IV - V is in a newly-constructed space in the main building.
  • What sports are available to Park students?

    Competitive sports are very popular at Park. Over the course of the school year, more than 90% of Upper Division students choose to play on our varsity, JV, and sixth-grade teams.
    Fall Term: Soccer, Cross Country, Flag Football, and Field Hockey
    Winter Term: Ice Hockey, Basketball, and Wrestling
    Spring Term: Lacrosse, Softball, and Track & Field
  • What are the sports facilities like?

    Park has 6 athletic fields, 100-meter track, 3 playgrounds, 2 gymnasiums with 3 full basketball courts.