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Through hands-on, experiential learning, Park Day School emphasizes critical and moral reasoning, while teaching students to take academic risks and adapt thoughtfully to new situations and challenges. With an eye towards the social-emotional development of each student, Park Day School is committed to helping young people understand their own power to make positive change in the world.
Park Day School is located in the Temescal neighborhood of Oakland at 360 42nd Street (between Telegraph and Broadway). Pedestrian entrance is located on 42nd St. at Opal St. between Broadway and Telegraph and street parking is available.
Park Day is fortunate to have a beautiful, expansive, garden campus and we use it as often as possible to enhance projects, lessons and student activities.
Sunny, 4 acre campus with organic garden; home to chickens and bold squirrels; basketball court, swings, climbing structures, sandboxes, field, nature-zone, Yurt, fairy tree, and middle school hang-outs. Two historic buildings and five other classroom structures including Innovation Workshop. Park Day School is located in the center of what was once a bustling Ohlone-Chochenyo village. Our community honors the Ohlone Peoples who cared for this land for so many generations before European colonization.
Founded as a progressive K-6 in 1976 with 26 students; Park Day united with several other lower school programs to form a Community Middle School for grades 6-8 in 1998. The Community School of the East Bay incorporated fully with Park Day School in 2006, and moved to the expanded 360 42nd Street campus in 2010. Learn more about Park Day’s history and founding.
We’re excited for what the future holds! You are invited to review Park Day School’s Strategic Plan (2021-2026).
Volleyball, cross-country, basketball, track, ultimate frisbee, flag football; compete against other local independent school teams. Students may participate starting in sixth grade. Learn more about Physical Education and Sports.
501(c)(3) non-profit organization governed by Board of Trustees.
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS).