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Park Day School’s approach to Progressive Education prepares students for active participation in a democratic society, in the context of a child-centered environment, and with an enduring commitment to social justice.
Park Day builds student skills to teach young people how to take risks, think critically, be flexible, and thrive in life and subsequent schooling.
Kindergartners share all about their daily routine and experiences at school.
How is math taught at Park Day School? What are the enduring understandings graduates will take away from their education?
Every grade participates in service learning programs that connect students to the world beyond our campus. With long standing relationships with local organizations, Park Day students are able to create real and lasting change through ever deepening partnerships.
Homework varies grade by grade and is intended to reinforce and support learning that takes place in the classroom. In addition to regular homework packets, every student reads 20 minutes a night in the lower grades and 30 minutes a night in the upper grades.
Statistics is an integral part of 6th grade mathematical learning. Responding to student inquiry, our statistics unit used real data to analyze what is happening in our society.
The hot zone– testing the spread of disease, experimenting with electromagnetism, and brain dissections! Hear from current Middle School students about the science program.
Take a virtual tour of Park Day School’s 4-acre garden campus.
Three Park Day alumni (one current high school student, one current college student, and one college graduate) speak about their experience transitioning from Park Day to High School.
8th graders wrote the narration for this video, and helped parent volunteers with production.
Park Day students are taught to be curious, and how to collaborate, communicate, while pursuing individual interests and passions.
How do students learn to stay organized in school?
First graders share what they learned in class during the week, including learning to tell time, Kokooma math games, art, 4th grade buddy reading and more.
As part of the middle school elective, photo and video journalism, middle schoolers each week “takeover” the Park Day School social media. This week they decided to give a tour of their favorite spots on campus.
Taught by Middle School Music Teacher, Miguel! Students choose from beginning and advanced Ukelele classes on Tuesdays after school. 4-6 students per class.
Video production by Sage and Josh Kahn.