Welcome to Park Day School!We are delighted that you are interested in learning more about our school. Since 1976, Park Day’s progressive approach to education has embraced a vigorous curriculum within a joyful learning environment.
Classes, lessons, and experiences at Park Day emphasize creativity, exploration, and discovery. We value each student’s ability to take risks, think critically, build lifelong friendships, and contribute to the world around them.
At Park Day School we educate students about social justice and help them understand their power to make positive change. Through the selection of literature, the study of history, and the exploration of scientific discoveries, underrepresented voices are highlighted throughout the curriculum. Through this exposure, Park Day students develop strong academic skills along with compassion, a sense of fairness, a commitment to activism, and global awareness.
Our graduates are community members who approach challenges from multiple perspectives and have the confidence to question, create and contribute when they venture into the world. While at school, students thrive both in and out of the classroom, approaching a variety of academic challenges as designers, makers and analytic thinkers. They study and grow in our gardens, playground, sports field, neighborhood, and the wider Bay Area-- participating in field work, and benefitting from an array of community partnerships throughout Oakland and Northern California.
Learn more about Park Day School by touring our campus and attending an open house, and experience our vibrant learning community firsthand. We look forward to getting to know you and your family and are available to answer your questions and help you on your path to finding the “just right” school for your child. Thank you for your family’s interest in Park Day School.
Josie A.G. Shapiro
Director of Admissions