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Applying to Park

Start Your Journey.

The best way to get a feel for Park is to visit. Our admission team is your partner to help you find the best match for your child’s early childhood, elementary, and middle school education.

1. Create Your Account

Your first step is to create an account in our application system, Ravenna. Once your account is established, you may schedule tours, submit application and recommendation materials, and keep tabs on your progress. We will contact you if we find anything is missing. 

Start Your Journey

2. Schedule Your Tour and Interview

Throughout the admission process, you and your family will have many opportunities to learn about Park and to help us get to know you. Your interview with a member of the admission team will provide a chance for you to share your personal perspective and educational hopes for your child. A tour and interview are required of applying families, even if you attend the Open House. Over the course of the application and decision process, you will be able to connect with current families and students about their experience, and to get to know the Park community more personally. Tours begin in early October. 

Additional details about the tour and interview experience for each grade-level are available on Ravenna.

3. Participate in a Student Assessment

For applicants to PreK - Grade 5, your child will participate in a 75-minute group visit in January or February. During this visit, they will have the opportunity to interact with Park faculty and other applicants.

For applicants to Grade 6-8, your child will complete two brief assessments on the morning of their campus visit in the fall or winter. 

4. Complete Your Park Application

Recognizing that the application process can be stressful and time-consuming, Park has joined with a number of area schools to standardize the questions families are asked to create a shared parent/guardian statement in Ravenna. If you are applying to more than one school in this group, the answers you write for your Park application can be used in applications to any of these other schools as well.

The Ravenna platform also helps you send requests for teacher recommendations and school reports, which must come directly from your child’s school.

All application materials must be submitted through our Ravenna account by January 10 for Lower Division and February 1 for Upper Division. The application requires payment of the non-refundable application fee, for which qualifying families may receive fee waivers on request by contacting the Admission Office.

Admission Deadlines 2023-24

Admission Tours & Interviews Begin
Oct. 2
 Lower Division Application and $60 Fee
Jan. 10
Upper Division Application and $60 Fee
Feb. 1
Applicants for Financial Aid:
Clarity Application
Feb. 1

Student Assessment (PreK-Grade 5)

Jan./Feb.
The Park School sends admission results
Mar. 9

Accommodations for Candidates with Disabilities

General Inquiries:

Admission@parkschool.org

617-277-2456

In joining Park, you become part of a vibrant community of students, teachers, and families who believe in supporting each other as we grow as individuals, scholars, and leaders.

We look forward to getting to know you!

Our Team