Our Campus

Park’s 34-acre campus is a wonderful place to grow up. 

With dedicated, student-centered facilities, the Early Childhood spaces create a warm environment for young learners. As students continue on their educational journey at Park, the campus meets their growing needs to learn, compete, and explore. The central buildings contain classrooms, science labs, music rooms, gymnasiums, a large theater, a Makerspace, and an outstanding library that serves as the heart of the School. Located only 6.4 miles from downtown Boston, our expansive outdoor spaces include six grass playing fields, three playgrounds, and the Outdoor Learning Garden. 

The Park School is located on the tribal homelands of the Massachusett Nation, which they called “Shawmut.”
In the Algonquian language Massachusetts means “people of great hills,” which refers to the Blue Hills. Read more.

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Entrance to 171 Goddard Avenue
Main Building
PreK & Kindergarten
Makerspace
Main Gymnasium
West Building (Math & Science Classrooms)
West Gymnasium
Outdoor Learning Garden
Playground & Basketball Court
Head of School Residence (133 Goddard Avenue)
Main Field
Turf Field
Upper North Field
Lower North Field
Pond Field
Entrance to Faulkner House & ASP Building/PreK (255 Goddard Avenue) 
Pool
Faulkner House (Summer Programs & Development Office)
Prek Building
255 Goddard Avenue Parking (Parking for Admission Playgroups)
Adventure Equipment

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Entrance to 171 Goddard Avenue
Entrance from 171 Goddard Avenue with sign
Main Building
School building with with bench that reads PARK

The Main Building encompasses most of our academic spaces for students in Kindergarten-Grade 8, allowing for daily connection between some of the youngest and oldest children at Park. All visitors should enter the School through the Main Entrance. 

Early Childhood Program

The Early Childhood Program provides PreK and Kindergarten students with their own spaces to explore, play, learn, and develop a sense of community. PreK has its own space at 255 Goddard Avenue and Kindergarten students transition to the Main Building at 171 Goddard Avenue. 

Makerspace
Student working with robot in Makerspace

The Makerspace provides students in Grades 3–8 with a multitude of tools so they can imagine and create! It’s home to 3D printers, an Epilog laser cutter, a CNC carving machine, and a vinyl cutter, as well as equipment for basic metalsmithing, leather crafting, and sewing.
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Main Gymnasium
Physical Education class in Main Gym

The Main Gymnasium is used year-round for Physical Education classes and games.  

West Building
Brick Building housing Math & Sciences classrooms and gym

This 1997 addition significantly expanded the School’s classroom, science lab, and gym space. Upper Division math classrooms are on the top floor; Upper Division science classrooms with separate lab and project space are on the second floor.

West Gymnasium
Students and educator in West Gymnasium

Two full-size basketball courts on the ground floor serve as instructional space for PE, home court for basketball and volleyball teams, and the site of Yule Festival, Park’s all-school winter celebration.
 

Outdoor Learning Garden
Students gathering and sketching berries in garden

Students in all grades have the opportunity to learn in the OLG, which features a vegetable garden, raised beds, a mushroom garden, water catchment systems, cold frames, a mini orchard, and a modular milk crate container garden.

Playground & Basketball Court
Students playing a game at recess

Park students enjoy daily recess, when they use the School’s recreational facilities, fields, and woods.

Head of School Residence
Building - Head of School's Residence

Scott Young, Park’s 14th Head of School, lives on campus with his family. He and his wife, Katie, often host events at their home for members of the community.
 

Main Field
Long Jump on Main Field

Park's athletic program introduces students to a variety of individual and team sports. Athletes get the opportunity to develop sport-specific skills, tactical awareness, and physical strength in a competitive setting. The Main Field is used for Soccer in the fall and Track & Field in the spring. 

Turf Field
Artist's rendering of turf field

In the summer of 2022, Park will elevate athletics facilities for our student athletes, optimizing our outdoor facilities while preserving the natural beauty of our campus. We will build a state-of-the-art turf field, encompassing the current Faulkner Field and Goddard Field, to prepare our students for competition at the secondary school level where turf is the norm, and extend our outdoor field access – previously limited by weather and field conditions – for PE, athletics, and recess.

Upper North Field
Field Hockey players on field

Park's athletic program introduces students to a variety of individual and team sports. Athletes get the opportunity to develop sport-specific skills, tactical awareness, and physical strength in a competitive setting. The Upper North Field is used for Field Hockey in the fall and Lacrosse in the spring.  

Lower North Field
Girls playing soccer on athletic field

Park's athletic program introduces students to a variety of individual and team sports. Athletes get the opportunity to develop sport-specific skills, tactical awareness, and physical strength in a competitive setting. The Lower North Field is used for Soccer in the fall and Lacrosse in the spring.  

Pond Field
Physical Education Class with parachute on Pond Field

Park's natural grass fields are irrigated with stormwater collected in a retention pond located on the edge of this field. The Pond Field is used for Field Hockey in the fall and Lacrosse in the spring. 

Entrance to 255 Goddard Avenue
Driveway entrance to 255 Goddard Avenue

255 Goddard Avenue is the location of the PreK program space and Faulkner House which is home to Park's Development Team, Summer at Park, Creative Arts at Park, meeting space, and faculty housing. 

Pool

In the summer, our beautiful heated outdoor pool, which has a 3-foot shallow end and a 10-foot deep end, is used by campers enrolled in Summer at Park and Creative Arts at Park. On weekends and during weekday evenings, families who join Park’s Swim Club cool off and enjoy the main pool and toddler pool.
 

Faulkner House
Large stone house and office building

The Faulkner House (255 Goddard Avenue) is home to Park’s Development Team, Summer at Park, Creative Arts at Park (CAAP), meeting space, and some faculty housing. 

PreK Building
Children playing in snow outside of building

Park's PreK program, located in its own dedicated building at 255 Goddard Avenue, lays a strong educational foundation in literacy, social studies, math, science, and social-emotional learning. 

255 Goddard Avenue Parking

Parking for PreK drop off and pickup, sporting events, and overflow parking for events. 

Adventure Equipment
Park Logo

Building upon the introduction of indoor adventure equipment in 2019, a new outdoor ropes course incorporating high and low elements will be open for the start of the 2022-23 school year. The ropes course will challenge students to work independently and collaboratively, to problem-solve and take healthy risks – a workout for the brain and the body.

Accommodations & Relocation Policies

The Park School Building at 50

For over 50 years, The Park School has been ahead of its time. This holds true for its student-centered educational philosophy, but it also holds true in another area: its architecture.This article by Amanda Reeser Lawrence, PhD, originally appeared in the 2020-21 State of the School Report on Progress & Philanthropy. Read more.

Outdoors at Park

Park's remarkable campus provides for creative, open-ended play, competitive sport, scientific exploration, artistic inspiration, and community gathering. With its six athletic fields, old-growth woods, gardens, plantings, playgrounds, and rocky outcrops, this gorgeous parcel of South Brookline has been a defining part of the Park experience for at least two generations. Originally published in the 2021 Summer Bulletin. Read more.