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 encouraged to sign up for an information session (Oct – Jan only) with Head of School, Angela Taylor or email our Admissions Director, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 a project featuring statistics and how academic studies are tied to relevant social justice topics.
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.
Hear from a Park Day alum reflecting back on the Park Day approach to teaching math: