Welcome To Park!

In a normal year, these friendly Upper Division students would serve as your guides at our Open House. Please join us for a virtual experience this fall!

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.

Alumni Profile – The Oladipo Sisters

Meet the singing, songwriting sisters Oladunni Oladipo ’13 and Olayeni Oladipo ’15. Oladunni and Olayeni attended The Park School from PreK through Grade 8 and recall singing in the Inspirational Freedom Choir and performing at Yule Festival and May Day as some of their most cherished memories. While at Park, they released their debut contemporary gospel album, “The Mighty One” and their single, “A Song for America,” a patriotic song that pays tribute to American values. The song premiered in Boston Symphony Hall by the world renowned Boston Pops Orchestra at a three-day performance in 2013. Read more.

What Makes Us Park?

This year, more than ever, we appreciate the ways in which the entire Park community has proven, yet again, that Park is more than a place. In these reports, we answer the question “What Makes Us Park?” with aspects of character that complete the statement “That’s what makes us Park.” These characteristics enabled us to address the challenges of 2020 head on, keep our community safe, and open for in-person teaching and learning in September.  Read more.

Alumni Profile – Amanda Burrage '97

In our Summer Bulletin 2020, we profile ten Park graduates whose work was directly affected by the pandemic. 

Meet Amanda Burrage, a pediatrician on Navajo Nation, a territory of 17.5 million acres which straddles Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico. “My journey from Goddard Avenue has taken me to many unexpected places. I could not have guessed I would end up on the Navajo Nation during a pandemic, however the values and ways of thinking that began at Park taught me to explore my interests in order to continue learning about and contributing to the world.” Read more.  

Alumni Profile – Sam Feibel '13

In our Summer Bulletin 2020, we profile ten Park graduates whose work was directly affected by the pandemic. 

Meet Sam Feibel ’13, who spent five weeks this spring working to create a prototype ventilator at a startup in South Boston. He studied physics and engineering at Cornell, where he was active with CUAir, a project team that designs, builds, and operates autonomous aircraft. He received his BS this spring, and is now pursuing his master’s in aerospace engineering. Read more.

FURTHER READING & RESEARCH ABOUT PREK-8 SCHOOLS

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.

Welcome & Overview

Head of School Scott Young and members of the Administrative Team introduce the School

Parent Reflections

Upper Division families talk about their families' Park experience

Upper Division Faculty

Department heads introduce the course of study in English, Math, Social Studies, Science and World Languages

Reflections Of Park

Park Upper Division students and young alumni describe their Park experience

Student Viewpoint

Current students describe their experiences in Park's Upper Division 

Student Q&A

Student panelists answer questions during the Open House on October 25

Park After 3

After the school day ends at 3 p.m., Park students can choose from drama, athletics, and clubs.

Visual Arts Showcase

Park students create a wide array of work in assorted media

Thank You & Next Steps!

We invite you to apply to Park!

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.

Welcome & Overview

Head of School Scott Young and members of the Administrative Team introduce the School

Parent Reflections

PARENTS TALK ABOUT THEIR FAMILIES' PARK EXPERIENCE

Student Perspectives

Park’s PreKindergarten

LEARN ABOUT OUR PREK PROGRAM FROM LOWER DIVISION HEAD KIMBERLY FORMISANO

Park’s Kindergarten

LEARN ABOUT OUR KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM FROM ASSISTANT LOWER DIVISION HEAD TINA FOX

Park’s Grade 1

LEARN ABOUT OUR FIRST GRADE PROGRAM FROM LOWER DIVISION HEAD KIMBERLY FORMISANO

Park’s Grades 2-4

FACULTY INTRODUCE GRADES 2-4, FOLLOWED BY Q&A FROM THE OPEN HOUSE ON NOVEMBER 8

Visual Arts Showcase

CREATIVITY AND EXPRESSION ARE ESSENTIAL COMPONENTS OF THE PARK EXPERIENCE

Beyond the Classroom

LOWER DIVISION SPECIALISTS INTRODUCE THE LIBRARY, ART, SCIENCE AND PE PROGRAMS