Home Admissions Virtual Tour
While campus is closed for distance learning, we invite you to take a virtual tour to get a sense of the Park Day program. To talk about what you are looking for in your child’s next school and to learn more about Park Day, schedule time for a conversation with Director of Admissions, Josie A.G. Shapiro.
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.