Welcome to PARK+

While the Park School community is away from our beautiful campus, faculty, students and families are engaged in distance learning for students in PreK-Grade 8 until further notice. Through PARK+, our online journey will continue providing an exceptional student-centered education.

Central to the Park experience are the essential relationships that exist between and among teachers, students, and families. Park’s faculty are producing and providing meaningful learning experiences to students as well as continuing to keep up personal connections with their classes. On this page, we share the nuts & bolts of distance learning, a wealth of important resources, ways to connect back, and galleries to see how Park is learning, leading, playing, and caring as long as distance learning continues.














Grade 4 Poetry Anthology

This Anthology of poetry from Ms. Summers' Grade 4 class incorporates a variety of poetry forms and themes ranging from the Pandemic, friendships,  , weather, sports, and so much more! 

First page of the PDF file: PoetryAnthology-Summers

Empathy Task Force Salutes Healthcare Workers #2

A video thanks to medical and front line workers created by Meenu B. and Allie B. of the Empathy Task Force. 

A video thanks to medical and front line workers from Meenu B. and Allie B. of the Empathy Task Force. May 18, 2020

Grade 1 Morning Meetings

Traditions continue in Grade 1 as well. This week Ms. Welty's class welcomed Beatrix's mom who read "The Spiffiest Giant in Town" during their daily Morning Meeting. 

Experiential Learning in Grade 2 Science 

A basket of Bean Seed Kits

Earlier this week, seed kits were mailed to all Grade 2 students. Green City Growers assembled the materials and Ms. Huffman packaged them up to mail to students. 

Each kit contains 6 bean seeds, soil, instructions, and an observation journal. 

The goal of this lesson is:

1.  To observe the life cycle of a plant.

2. Reinforce students' understanding of the needs of living things. 

3. Experimental design: Students will create and carry out an experiment on their plants once they are grown. They will record the steps of their experiment in an age-appropriate lab report. 

4. Students can observe and learn about their plant all summer long!

Learning Garden Updates from Green City Growers

Farmer Eric holding a seed potato up to camera

While we're away from campus, Green City Growers is taking care of our garden and they've sent some great updates! Click on the links below to see what Farmer Eric and friends have been up to.

The Pollinator Garden

May 13th General Update on seeds planted

Planting Potatoes in the Milk Crate Garden 

Bookmark this page to keep up with our garden all year long!

The Grade 8 Orchestral Ensemble Presents: Eleanor Rigby

Thank you to music teacher, Erik James and the Grade 8 Orchestral Ensemble for sharing this performance of "Eleanor Rigby" which premiered at Morning Meeting earlier this week. Each student recorded the piece individually and then Mr. James "stitched" it all together using software that was new to him. We applaud the Ensemble and Mr. James for their hard work and thank them for sharing this timely (although chosen in January!) piece.  

Kudos to Grade 8 Scientist Naomi Yu!

Earlier this week, Naomi's science teacher, Mrs. Manning, informed us that Naomi had submitted a research proposal to the Marjot Foundation, which supports environmental education at the high school level. While Naomi's proposal to explore whether it was possible to modify the environment of cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) so that more oxygen was produced during photosynthesis and thereby creating a more oxygen-rich world, wasn't chosen we couldn't be more proud of Naomi who came up with the proposal, did a great deal of research and compiled a budget all within 3 days! We applaud Naomi's initiative and interest in making our world a better place for all! 

"Veehearsals" for A Mid Quarantine Midsummer Night's Dream are underway!

Thank you to Ms. Moss and Ms. Fries for sharing this photo of the cast & crew of A Mid Quarantine Midsummer Night's Dream. They've begun rehearsing via Zoom and we cannot wait to see the end result! 

PE: Dynamics, Agility, and Balance with Mr. Savage

A man stadning on grass

Grade 6 Sundials

Grade 6 scientists are learning about seasons and climate and how the sun appears to move across the sky. The assignment was to use found materials to create a sundial and make observations throughout the day. 

Images of Distance Learning

Distance Learning FAQs

Club Corner

The Pangaea Club gathered together over Zoom to make masks for the residents of Sophia Snow Place and have a little fun. Park has a long-standing relationship with this senior living community in West Roxbury and we really miss our Sophia Snow friends! 

Park's Model UN (MUN) News!

Upper Division Cubing Club with Ms. Buzby

Park After Three - Enrichment Activities

Budding Entrepreneurs 

Zoom screen of students discussing entrepreneurship

Bollywood Dance 

Zoom screen of students dancing

Handwork Studio - Finger Knitting

Students on a Zoom screen with yarn creations

Community Connections

Share your photos, short videos, and screenshots here!

Messages from Scott Young, Head of School

Recipes from Chef Marco's Kitchen; Banana Bread

COVID-19 Information

Information about the COVID-19 virus and the steps The Park School has taken to minimize its impact on our community can be found here

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