Park's admission process is designed to enable the School and the applicant's parents to become well acquainted, so that together we can determine whether Park is the appropriate fit for your child. It is essential that interested parents have as much information as possible about the School and that you should feel comfortable to pursue any and all subjects with us. We recognize that it can feel stressful to go through an admission process. Our goal is to welcome you and your child in a manner that is informative, enjoyable, and responsive to your needs.

While the application deadline for the 2019-20 academic year has passed, we will continue to accept applications for certain grades between I – VII. Please contact the Admission Office for more information.

Like most Boston-area independent schools, The Park School will send its admission decision letters via email on March 8, 2019 by the end of the day and asks parents to accept a place by April 10.

The Application

After you have had your tour and interview, we ask that you submit an application well before the January due date. Once you click on the link, you will be directed to a page that asks you to "register" or "login."

New visitors need to register to create a unique name and password to begin the application.

Admission for Siblings
If you are considering an application for a sibling next year, please complete an online inquiry form and then arrange an appointment with the Admission Office. Sibling parents are generally scheduled for a half-hour interview at 8:30 following Morning Meeting. Sibling applicants for Pre-K are scheduled for their playgroups in late November and early December, so applications, available online, are due in mid-November, and Pre-K admission-decision letters will be mailed in February. All other sibling applications are due January 11 with decision letters emailed on March 8.

You will have as much time to work on your application as you need prior to submitting it to Park, but please remember to save your work often, as power and network/connectivity outages can mean that your connection to the online application may be lost. Our STRONG recommendation is that you compose essays and long responses first, and then copy and paste them into the form as a last step. Composing the essay 'offline' will help ensure that you have a copy on your computer that you can reupload if you lose your internet connection to the form. 

Within the form, we recommend saving every five minutes and after each completed page. We do not see any of your writing until it is submitted to us, so please be assured that you have the utmost of privacy as your application is in progress. If you need to reset your password, go to the Login screen, and find the "forgot username or password?" link that will take you to a password reset screen. You will need the e-mail address and username you chose for your application account. The reset password will be sent to your e-mail address you used to create the account. You can change your password after logging in again to the application.

If you are a homeschooler...

If your child is entering Grade I or above and is homeschooled, please download our homeschool checklist to provide us with the information we will need for our review.

Our Admissions Officers

Park's two admission officers are each in charge of different grade levels. Merle Jacobs will be interviewing applicants to Kindergarten, II, III, and VI, and Jonathan Prosky will be meeting candidates for Pre-K, I, IV, and V, and Grades VII and VIII are shared.

While most of your communication will be with one of us, the other is always happy to speak with you and will be able to answer most questions. Your questions and concerns are important to us. Please do not hesitate to call.

Read More about the Application Guide, downloadable on the right. 

Meet the Admission Team

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