Learning Garden Program
Park Day School believes that our campus, our neighborhood and our world offer excellent opportunities for applying classroom lessons for deeper learning. Our Learning Garden program extends our learning environment across our verdant, 4-acre campus. We feel a strong obligation to steward the campus with the most sustainable practices, and engage the children in this stewardship. Tightly integrated into the lessons in each grade, the Learning Garden Program weaves science, technology, engineering, the arts, math and environmental justice into the projects that the children work on throughout the year.
Middle School Interscholastic Athletics
Park Day competes in the Middle School Sports League against other middle school programs around the East Bay. Students compete in soccer, cross-country, flag football, basketball, track and field, volleyball, and ultimate frisbee. Players gain an understanding of sportsmanship, teamwork and healthy competition. Playing on a team also helps students learn the importance of commitment and collaboration. The ultimate frisbee team won its division in the California State Championship in May of 2013.
For over 10 years Park Day School has selected a week in the fall for a school-wide focus on a particular social justice issue. Topics investigated over the years include race and ethnicity, gender and LGBTQ, physical and learning differences and food and nutrition justice. Opportunities for greater understanding of these important areas are presented to students, faculty, staff and families through assemblies, field trips, classroom lessons, speakers, and parent/family education opportunities.
Hot Lunch Program
Delicious and nutritious lunches brought to Park Day School by Groaning Board
Kids ask, "Why are they called Groaning Board?" According to wiseGEEK.com, a groaning board is a popular and whimsical term for a buffet, with a casual air and the promise of an ample amount of choices. Or, if you prefer, visualize a grand feast in the castles of old, with a table so overladen with food that its wooden timbers groan beneath the weight.
To enroll in the Hot Lunch Program, complete the enrollment form
and return it to the front office.