Curriculum

Curriculum

Park Day School’s robust academic program focuses on deep learning and developing intrinsic motivation. Learn more about assessments and how teachers differentiate and provide feedback in a standards based grading environment.

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.