1. Request an Information Packet
This is the first step to begin the communication between your family and the school, and the easiest way to schedule a Parent Information Meeting and Tour. Please CLICK HERE for the inquiry form and to request an information packet.
2. Join Us for an Open House
We invite you to our campus to hear about our school programs and to tour the grounds. Hear from our expert teachers about our progressive model, learning environment and social justice curriculum and how we integrate these elements to prepare children with 21st century skills. No reservations are needed for you to attend – and the whole family is welcome! Information booklets and school applications are available at all Open House events.
Sunday, November 17, 2:00 – 4:00, Parents and Guardians only
Lower School: K – 5
Saturday, October 26, 9:30 – 11:30, Classroom Presentations
Sunday, December 8, 2:00 – 4:00
Middle School: 6 – 8
Saturday, October 26, 1:00 – 3:00, Classroom Presentations
Sunday, December 15, 2:00 – 4:00
Sunday, January 12, 2:00 – 4:00
3. Schedule a Parent Information Meeting and Tour
Please register to attend. These small group sessions are led by the Head of School and they include time for an explanation of the application process by the Director of Admissions. Tours bring you into our classrooms and other areas of our learning environment. We’re excited to have you see the active engagement of our students and teachers. The tour is followed by a Q&A session. (Schedule your tour using the Inquiry Form link in Step 1, above.)
4. Apply to Park Day School
You can complete an application on line or download the application to complete a hard copy. (See box below for all application packet forms.) Please submit completed applications as soon as possible to facilitate scheduling your child’s visit. Applications are due no later than January 16, 2014. Please CLICK HERE for our on-line application.
Park Day School requires no standardized or outside testing for any applicant.
5. Meet Current Park Day Parents
In our effort to welcome your exploration of the school and its community, we have several social events for interested parents. The school will invite all families who have inquired about the school to a social event that we are holding on January 11th on our campus. Additionally, Park Day parents host a series of house parties and we will send details on these important events to inquiring families.
6. Your Child’s Visit
Upon receipt of your application papers, we will contact you to arrange for your child’s assessment visit.
GRADES K – 2 Applicant Visits
GRADES 3 -5 Applicant Visits
GRADE 6 Applicant Visits and Assessment
GRADES 7 & 8 Applicant Visits and Assessment
7. Admissions Decisions Notification
In accordance with East Bay Independent Schools Association agreements, families are notified about an admissions decision on Friday March 14, 2014.
8. Enroll in Park Day School
We eagerly await a family’s response to our offer of enrollment. To enroll, families return a signed enrollment contract and the required deposit no later than 9:00 AM on Friday March 21, 2014. Families that have applied for financial assistance will be notified of the financial assistance allocation when they receive their offer of admission, and the information will be embedded in the enrollment contract.