Welcome to Park Day School: Kindergarten - 8th Grade Progressive Education in Oakland, CaliforniaSince 1976, Park Day’s K-8 progressive approach to education has embraced a vigorous curriculum within a joyful learning environment. Sign up to tour our East Bay Oakland campus.
At Park Day School, classes, lessons, and experiences emphasize creativity, exploration, and discovery. We hone critical and moral reasoning, and teach students to take academic risks while adapting thoughtfully to new situations and challenges. With our Social Justice curriculum, Park Day students develop strong academic skills alongside compassion and a sense of fairness. We are committed to helping each student understand their own power to make positive change in the world around them.
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 school that feels right for your child. Thank you for your family’s interest in Park Day School.
Josie A.G. Shapiro
Director of Admissions