Park School students live in more than 30 communities in the Boston metropolitan area. Reducing the number of cars in the carpool line helps reduce the traffic on Goddard Avenue and helps minimize the School’s carbon footprint. Park encourages families to carpool and to utilize bus service to and from campus. We will provide zip code lists upon request to help parents arrange carpools.
 
For safety reasons, it is extremely important that drivers not use cell phones on campus. In addition, please remember that Park is a no idling zone.
 
Communicating Transportation Changes to the School:
The front desk will try to relay messages to students but must receive them at least an hour and a half before dismissal. Please call 617-277-2456 well in advance of the 12, 3, or 4:30 p.m. dismissal times.
 
Children in Pre-K–V who are not going directly home in their usual manner, or with their usual driver, must bring a note to their homeroom teacher on that day. The School requires notes from both families when a child is to visit the home of a school friend. Please notify your carpool or the front desk of any change in plans or additional passengers.
 

Carpool to Park School

Carpool Guidelines
8 a.m. drop-off: Some parents choose to park and accompany their children into the School, while others drop off in front of or behind the Main Building. The Lower School Head greets our youngest children at the entrance nearest the Pre-K/K playground. Please stay in the carpool line until your car has reached a designated area and do not obstruct crosswalks during carpool.
 
3 p.m. pick-up:
Pick-Up Carpool starts promptly at 3:05 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and at 2:05 p.m. on Tuesday. Unless students are being met inside and escorted by a parent or guardian, all students are expected to be picked up from the rear of the main building. Students should never be picked up from the front circle or anywhere in front of the main building. Lower and Middle Division students are walked outside by a teacher. Upper Division students are expected to make their way to the rear of the building on their own. If you have Upper Division students, please remind them of the importance of getting outside to carpool promptly.

It is very helpful to post your familys name (or another name for your carpool) on a sign in the windshield. We use a microphone to alert students to come to the front of the carpool line. Please do not get out of your car until your carpool passengers have been escorted to you. It is best if students get into the car and put their seatbelt on by themselves. If you choose to park in Lot A or B and walk up to pick up your children, please meet them in the courtyard at the rear of the main building where they will be waiting with their class. Please let the teachers know that you are taking your child.

 
4:30 p.m. pick-up:
Upper Division:
Students in Grades VI–VIII who stay at school until 4:30 p.m. for sports or clubs are expected to stay with their coach until their parents or guardians arrive. Carpool for Upper Division students takes place at the West Gym exit.

Grades IV & V:
Students who participate in after-school sports should be picked up at the Small Gym exit. Students in ASP who leave school at 4:30 p.m. should be picked up at the rear of the main building.
 
Parking: Because of fire regulations, parking is not permitted in the driveway, front circle, or behind the School at any time. Please park in a marked space in Lot A or B, not on the curb. Additional parking is available on the east side of Avon Street after dropping off students. (View Map)
  

Biking to Park School

Bicycle Regulations: Students must walk their bikes on all driveway areas within the School property. Racks are provided near the rear courtyard. We recommend sturdy locks, as our insurance does not cover theft. State law requires parents to provide safety helmets and reflectors for their children.