Student-Centered Learning

This vision for Park’s future is grounded in a fundamental belief in the power of student-centered learning, and the large, flexible classrooms needed to deliver it.

This fall, Park students will return to a transformed Upper Division learning environment. Summer construction will focus on the dated and unrenovated classrooms on the fourth floor of the Main Building and an unused former locker room area on the first floor, in which demolition has already begun. Eleven new, expanded Upper Division classrooms and dedicated collaboration areas will deepen student engagement, give our teachers instructional flexibility, and foster meaningful collaboration among students and adults.

Open for the 2021-22 school year

New classrooms on the fourth floor will give teachers greater instructional flexibility in light-filled, modern spaces for our most mature learners.

Open for Fall 2021

The under-used, former Middle Division locker rooms on the first floor offer an opportunity to reimagine and optimize space for new classrooms.

Open for Fall 2021

In a student-centered environment, every space is a learning space. Learning overflows to collaboration areas outside of classrooms.

Open for Fall 2021

The first floor renovation will include window-walls, opening the facade of the Main Building with classrooms looking out to Larz Anderson Park.

Open for Fall 2021


 

In the summer of 2022, we will renovate science and art classrooms to establish a Lower Division STEAM Corridor and Maker Wing. New labs will be joined by an art classroom to facilitate STEAM opportunities. The Woodshop will relocate to neighbor the Makerspace, bringing together modern and traditional methods of applied learning in a Maker Wing. 

Open for the 2022-23 school year

This renovation will add a third lab, giving each science teacher their own dedicated space on the third floor, outfitted with modern science equipment for elementary instruction.

Open for Fall 2022

In recent years, Park has undergone a “making” renaissance, recognizing the infusion of applied learning as an integral component of educational excellence. This renovation will bring together traditional and modern forms of making in a new Maker Wing.

Open for Fall 2022