This July, The Park School welcomed Ilduce Brandao as the new Assistant Lower Division Head. In this position, Dulce will work closely with Lower Division students, families, and faculty as she leads efforts in social-emotional learning and community engagement for students in PreK-Grade 4. Read more.
Getting to know Park Better
In choosing the right school community for your child, many factors come to play, yet at the heart of the decision is this: will my child thrive here? Will they be happy? Will they be nurtured and supported both academically and in social-emotional learning so they grow as confident, engaged scholars?
Please explore these resources that will help you connect with the Park experience.
Ivy Alphonse-Crean ’07 is returning to her Boston roots, ready to take on a new challenge as Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Dedham Country Day School, just down the road from Park. As a Park student in the late 90s, the conversation around “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” was barely visible, yet the School is where she first discovered the embracing value of affinity groups. Read more.
In our Summer Bulletin 2021, you'll meet Miranda Haymon ’09, who received the 2021 Young Alumni Achievement Award for their award-winning work in theater, which is "radically inclusive, multi-voiced, oriented towards sparking dialogue and in direct conversation with the current state of affairs." Read more.
Jay Tebbens will become Park's new Upper Division Assistant Head on July 1, 2021. Read more.
The Park School aspires to raise $7.4 million for exemplary academic spaces for student-centered learning, $3.5 million for athletics and outdoor learning, and $1.75 million for diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives creating a deeper sense of belonging for all at Park.
Read more and visit the campaign webpage
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Getting to know Park
Thank you for your interest in The Park School! We look forward to getting to know you, and to helping you get to know Park.
In a normal year, we are proud to invite prospective students and families to campus where you can see for yourself the joyful learning that happens every day at all grade levels. You would hear the laughter and excitement bubbling from classrooms as students feed their curiosity and collaborate in discovery. You would meet fellow parents for whom Park becomes a center of family life. And you would see our wonderful, creative faculty doing what they do so well, engaging young learners as they grow to become confident scholars.
Because we can’t welcome you to campus this year, we’re doing the next best thing: bringing the voices of Park to you, virtually.
Whether you attended one of Park’s Virtual Open Houses this fall, or are just now launching your exploration, we hope you will delve into the resources provided here, and be sure to reach out if you have any questions. Better yet, log into your Ravenna account, select Park, and schedule a virtual interview with our admission team.
Upper Division (Grades 5–8)
We hosted an Open House to explore Grades 5–8 and our vibrant school community on October 25. Recordings of that program are offered below.
Prospective students and their families are encouraged to explore these videos to learn more about how Park’s Upper Division strikes the right balance for middle school, building a sense of confidence, a joy for learning, and a hunger for the next intellectual endeavor in high school.
Lower Division (PReK–Grade 4)
We hosted an Open House to explore PreK – Grade 4 and our vibrant Lower Division community on November 8. Recordings of that program are offered below.
Prospective families are encouraged to explore these videos to learn more about how Park’s Lower Division provides an outstanding foundation for lifelong learning.