Located in Oakland, California, Park Day School is an independent, progressive co-educational school for children in grades kindergarten through eight.
Park Day School's campus has been described as "an urban oasis", situated on four acres of trees, gardens, and outdoor nature study centers. Our academic program encourages questioning, investigation, problem-solving, discovery, analysis; in short, a creative, dynamic relationship with learning.
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At Park Day School, we believe that "the right school" is one in which a child learns best, where the educational approach is valued by the family, and where the family feels a sense of belonging. We believe the key to choosing the right school is to remember that there is not one school that is the right match for everyone.
To reflect our wider community, admissions decisions are made with an eye toward creating a vibrant student body that represents diverse ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds, family compositions, gender identities, sexual orientation, and racial identities. Students with diverse learning styles and needs are part of the mosaic of each classroom.
As part of the process, we do not administer standardized tests. When students visit the school, which is a key component of the application process, they are observed in group interaction as well as in quiet time by themselves. The teacher and a learning specialist spend time with each child, and each applicant is given a series of assessments to complete in core academic areas. Students applying to sixth grade are scheduled to participate in an assessment workshop that takes place the morning of Saturday February 9, 2013.
During the usual admissions season (September - February), parents have several options for learning about Park Day School. Specific Open Houses are scheduled during the Fall and early winter months.
For a more detailed understanding of the school and to tour classrooms, parents pre-register for one of the scheduled information meetings and tours that begin in October. Parents call the school admissions office to register. Admissions information meetings and school tours are reserved for parents whose children are eligible for the upcoming school year. We would be happy to send an information packet about the school to a family at any time.
For general admissions information or to register for a school tour, please call Jane Angeles at 510-653-0317 X120 or send an email to email@example.com