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

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

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.

Appreciating Interdependence in a Time of Difference

With Election Day just days away and polarizing public debate continuing to build, Scott Young reflects on how schools, and Park in particular, are hopeful and optimistic environments, where our mission embodies the shared values of our community. “Whatever our individual differences, whatever differences we encounter in our communities beyond Park, it is our job as a school and a community to be prepared for whatever the outcome is next week and to support our students and each other no matter that outcome.” Read More

Thriving in the Lower Division

By all accounts, Park students are thrilled to be back at school. Kimberly Formisano shares her observations on the first five weeks of the Lower Division. “Park students have returned to school to learn – and learning and growing is what they are doing! As I walk the grounds and peer into classrooms, I see students who are curious, observant, and reflective. I also see children who in a short time have built new friendships and feel part of a community.” 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