Colleges and Universities
"When my daughter was in high school, they created a special Humanities in the Sciences award for her. Today,
she is getting her PhD in the History of Science. It all started at Park Day where she learned that she is an author
and scientist, a mathematician and artist…she never has forgotten that."
– Cathy Shields, Alumni Parent, PDS Staff             
After high school, graduates of Park Day School go on to a wide range of studies in colleges and universities. From small liberal arts colleges to large state universities to the Ivys, our students take with them the creative inquiry, deep investigations, empathetic perspectives and love of learning founded at Park Day School.
The list below represents the colleges and universities that recent Park Day graduates are attending today. We are proud of our graduates for selecting schools that are just right for them, and for doing so well.
It is noteworthy that approximately 60% of Park Day School alums from 2007, 2008 and 2009, are attending colleges and universities that US News and World Reports and/or Forbes name as a "top 100 national college/university" or "top 100 national liberal arts college" in their most recent listings.
Colleges and Universities Attended by Park Day School Graduates of 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
Art Institute of Chicago
Bates College
Beloit College
Berkeley City College
Brown University
Cal Poly San Luis Obisbo
Cal State Humboldt
California Institute of the Arts
Carnegie Mellon University
Columbia University
Cornell University
Dartmouth College
DePaul University
Evergreen College

Franklin and Marshall
Georgetown University
Hampshire College
Harvard University
International Christian University
Knox College
Laney College
Lewis and Clark
Marist College
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Mount Holyoke College
New York University
Oberlin College
Occidental College
Pitzer College
Pratt Institute
Prescott College
Princeton University
Sacramento State
San Diego State
San Francisco State
Scripps College
Sonoma State
St. Mary's College
Stanford University
Syracuse University
Tufts University
Tulane University
UC Davis
UC Los Angeles
UC Santa Barbara
UC Santa Cruz
University of Chicago
University of Denver
University of Hawaii
University of Oregon
University of Rochester
University of Toronto
Washington University
Whitman College
Willamette University