Home Admissions Virtual Tour
Welcome to Park Day School! We invite you to start learning about our K-8 progressive co-ed program by viewing our virtual tour below. Families considering Park Day School are also encouraged to sign up for a fall information session with Head of School, Angela Taylor through the school’s admissions platform: Ravenna. Scroll down to watch more videos that answer frequently asked questions.
Click below to see our videos responding to frequently asked questions. Big thanks to parent volunteers, Sage and Josh, who made these videos. It takes a village!
Meet Angela Taylor, incoming Head of School, and learn what makes progressive education and Park Day School different from other schools.
Park Day is fortunate to have a four-acre garden campus in the Temescal district of Oakland, and students go outdoors all the time. There is regular morning recess and lunch recess in addition to outdoor learning garden classes, PE classes, maker-centered outdoor learning, and opportunities for small groups and half groups to study outdoors. Watch a drone video to get a sense of the outdoor spaces.
Learn about the Park Day math program from the POV of K-8 Park Day alum, Jesse (current student at College Prep).
Current Middle School students talk about the 7th and 8th grade science program.
Homework is designed to reinforce lessons in the classroom and provide independent work-time. Executive functioning and organizational skills are scaffolded to support student autonomy as they move up through the grades. Part of nightly homework includes reading a choice-book for 20-30 minutes at every grade level. By the time students get to middle school, homework assignments consist of reading your personal choice book plus an additional 60 minutes of subject-based work a night in 6th, 70 minutes in 7th, and 80 minutes in 8th.