Admissions

Welcome to Park Day School

Thank you for including Park Day School in your school search. We look forward to getting to know you and your family! At Park Day School, we are committed to academic excellence and preparing students to be informed, courageous, and compassionate people who shape a more equitable and sustainable world.

Classes, lessons, and experiences emphasize creativity, exploration, and discovery. We teach critical and moral reasoning, and encourage students to take intellectual risks while adapting thoughtfully to new situations and challenges.  As students develop strong academic skills alongside compassion and a sense of fairness, they become confident in themselves, their abilities, and find a sense of belonging. The result is engaged young leaders who carry a love of learning with them throughout their lives, and are prepared to reach for opportunities at the next stage of their educational journey.

Through our admission process, we seek to enroll students and families who will thrive in a collaborative, academic setting. As a community, we value and come together around empowering students to see themselves as able to make positive change in the world. Within our K-8 progressive program, developing intrinsic motivation is key. Our curriculum is intended to teach young people how to find satisfaction through development and mastery of academic challenges rather than from outside rewards. 

We hope that throughout your school search and the admissions process, that you learn a lot about your child, and about the educational environment that makes most sense for your family. I am here to support you every step of the way.  Please don’t hesitate to reach out 510-653-0317 x101 or josie.agshapiro@parkdayschool.org.

Sincerely,

Josie A.G. Shapiro
Director of Admissions

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Reflections from Park Day Alumni

After they graduate, what do alumni remember about their time at Park Day School? Developing a growth mind-set, friendship, belonging, loving learning, and so much more.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Park Day School seeks to enroll students who have the potential to take advantage of its collaborative, hands-on, academic program. The School admits qualified students of any race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital or familial status, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, personal appearance, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or mental or physical disability, and extends to them all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. The School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital or familial status, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, personal appearance, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, or mental or physical disability, or any other status protected by applicable law in the administration of its admissions, financial aid, and its educational, and other programs.