In his spring column, Head of School Scott Young describes how The SPARK Campaign is fundamentally different from the typical fundraising campaign. With Park’s community values and commitment to DEI, the campaign’s inclusivity promise means that no member of the Park community has more or less access or information about SPARK’s vision or possibilities. Read more.
If you’ve had a chance to pass under the bridge, have you noticed the colorful banners with depictions of tigers and inspirational messages like “together we are strong” in Mandarin and English? They are a wonderful collaboration between Ms. Zhou’s Mandarin students in Grades 6-8, Ms. Hamilton in the Makerspace, and Park alumnus Andy Li ’04. Read more.
This year, sixth, seventh, and eighth graders each chose their favorites from a total of 44 different electives – ranging from “Art & Activism” to “Ukulele.” With one 80-minute and two 50-minute blocks each week, students have agency to explore new offerings and perhaps discover new passions. Read more.
First graders are getting the message that their voices have a big impact on the world around them. As they explore a unit on speaking up, they are joyfully celebrating differences of identity. Read more.
Have you ever picked up a Rubik’s Cube and haphazardly tried to line colors up by twisting and turning, only to find yourself making things worse? With the help of club advisor Carol Buzby, Park students are developing their skills and helping each other learn to solve the cubes. Read more.
Alile Eldridge, Park’s Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion reflects on her first few months at Park and the important DEI work underway in 2021-22. Read more.
The Park Parents’ Association DEI Committee and Speakers Series Committee co-sponsored a virtual speaking event with Dr. Christia Brown in February. In her presentation, Dr. Brown presented several ideas for promote gender equity and form positive gender identity in children. Read more.
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.
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