The Park School

Grades: Pre-K -- 8
Type: Day
Gender: Coed


More than a school, Park is a 10-year educational odyssey. Through every grade and every semester, students explore, advance, and acquire new insights and abilities—intellectual, moral, and social. Growing up at Park, students develop a sense of poise and confidence. They become collaborative, caring, and contributing individuals who are known and know who they are.

Located on a beautiful 34-acre campus near Jamaica Pond, Park feels like a neighborhood school. Drawing from more than 30 cities and towns, the Park community reflects the diversity of metropolitan Boston. Families speak dozens of languages at home—from Arabic to Urdu—and are encouraged to share their cultures in the classrooms and during community celebrations. We work to build a strong sense of community among people from many different cultural heritages, races, family configurations, financial means, and life experiences. Just as important, we emphasize our shared values of life at Park, and in the world beyond.

We offer after-school programs, transportation, and generous financial aid. To learn more about Park, visit parkschool.org or call 617.277.2456.

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Teaching Philosophy

The following guidelines are fundamental to the implementation of our mission:

A close personal relationship between teacher and student is the center of the learning process at Park.
Learning begins with the family; the School's goal is to extend and develop that process in a spirit of cooperation among students, teachers, and parents.

The Park community values trust, fairness, cooperation, and sensitivity, and expects students to learn to reach outside themselves and respect the dignity of others.

Despite the pressures of our increasingly complex world, Park strives to maintain simplicity as a core value of the community.

At Park, diversity is valued, differing personal qualities, talents, and learning styles are appreciated, and the lives of all are enriched by shared experiences.

As a center of learning, the School generates ideas and responds thoughtfully to new ideas, emerging technologies, and social change.

The pursuit of rigorous academic standards guides the development of curriculum, the practice of teaching, and the goals of learning.

Mission Statement

The Park School is dedicated to excellence in education.

The cornerstone of Park's program is academic excellence, combining both high standards of scholarship and the encouragement of each child to develop to his or her greatest potential. Our school community fosters a nurturing environment in which children develop curiosity, express creativity, appreciate the value of hard work and discipline, and experience the joy of learning. Park's faculty encourages each student to strive for intellectual, physical and moral growth and to become contributing members of the community.

Park is committed to being a metropolitan, coeducational, day school of diverse races, religions, cultures, and backgrounds. Central to its mission is an appreciation of similarities and differences of perspective and the interdependence of all people. As a family school, Park is a community in which the dignity of each child, teacher, and parent is respected.