Academic Program


Browse snapshots of our academic program or check out the Video Lesson Library. Park Day School’s robust academic program focuses on learning outcomes and developing intrinsic motivation. Learn more about assessments and how teachers provide feedback in an environment that doesn’t rely on a stand-alone score or letter grade to assess understanding and knowledge.

With carefully scaffolded instruction, expert teachers guide students to find the connection point between their own interests and various topic areas. With hands-on investigations and design challenges, students are encouraged to explain their thinking in a variety of ways. They are challenged to think critically and take academic risks. The goal is to develop a lifelong love of learning, where students find satisfaction through development and mastery of academic challenges. Through their studies, students come to understand from a very young age that their words and ideas are valued, and can be used for connection, inspiration, understanding, and to make change.