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Park Street School

Grades: Toddler - 6
Type: Day
Gender: Coed

About

Strong buildings start with firm foundations. Learning is no different: Children begin at the earliest age to obtain the knowledge and skills that help them thrive, first as students and later on as responsible citizens (Core Knowledge philosophy). At Park Street School, knowledge is shared, built upon and deepened in future grades. 

Active learning – sharing information such as vocabulary or language, historical facts, or even scientific data through song, in a game, through a STEM activity, creating an iMovie or in a tableau – helps it connect more deeply. We’re often “out-of-the-chair” at Park Street School, building and creating, fostering collaboration and creativity. 

Not only out of the chair, but we are often out of the classroom. Our learning spaces are only limited by our imagination. A quick ride on Boston’s “T” transports us to the world of Ancient Egypt at the MFA to see firsthand the pharaoh’s mask we’ve been designing in class. 

Bringing these lessons to life in the classroom are our teachers – passionate and creative educators who are committed to the success of each student. 

Inspire. Discover. Become. It's the experience for every child at Park Street School.

Keywords: Park Street School, preschool, elementary, independent school, Christian, "out of the chair" learning, Boston neighborhood school, Boston as our Classroom, Integrated Learning, Core Knowledge philosophy, Design Learning, Character Education, Leadership Opportunities, Universal Design Learning, Responsive Classroom

Teaching Philosophy

We believe in the transformative power of education. Here, our every action is intentional, so that each student will develop a lifelong love of learning, confidence within a caring community, and strength of character.

Our robust academic program is grounded in Core Knowledge, a content-rich, skill-building curriculum that spirals outward in each grade. Our teachers are passionate, creative educators who are deeply committed to the success of each student. Together, these irreplaceable elements act as a catalyst for lifelong learning, achievement, and personal growth.

We value the many benefits resulting from parent involvement in the daily life of our school—Park Street School is an extended family. We celebrate Boston as a living classroom and engage in service projects that help our neighbors and contribute to our city and beyond.

Our Christian foundation affirms each student’s intrinsic worth, points us to truth, shows us how to respect others, make courageous choices, and live lives of compassion, integrity, and generosity. We hold that the measure of achievement is more than grades; it is the kind of person you become.

Mission Statement

Strategically located in historic Beacon Hill, Park Street School is neighborhood school that seeks to unite children of diverse racial, ethnic, and economic backgrounds from Greater Boston in a nurturing school of the highest academic standards. Through an engaging, content-rich curriculum, we strive to empower and equip each child with a love of learning, a passion for truth, a heart for others, and an understanding of God's love and grace for us in Jesus Christ.