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Learning to Think

Each year, Park's kindergartners monitor the eggs, the hatching, and the growth of resident goslings — honing their observational skills and laying the foundation for scientific thinking.



Partnerships across grade levels — including Fourth Grade/Kindergarten Reading Partners — create bonds among students that can last throughout their time at Park and beyond.

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We're Not Afraid to Get Our Hands Dirty–or Wet

The activity of learning is an expression of positive energies, fulfills natural impulse, and enriches life. Sometimes it is messy. And wet.

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Park Philosophy First Grade

Experiential Learning

Park students learn and do. Science – including this study of static electricity – is not just information gathering; it is an ongoing process involving investigating, questioning, reasoning, predicting, discovery, and problem-solving.


A Diversity of Ideas

To fully understand a complex time in history, third graders learn the points of view of colonial settlers, Native Americans, and enslaved Africans through extensive research — including building shelters modeled after those of Eastern Woodland Indians.

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Third Grade Discover Park

Positive Expectations

Central to The Park School educational philosophy is the notion that positive expectations produce positive outcomes. Individual student's needs and the latest pedagogical research guide our teachers' approaches.


Multiple Approaches

The fifth grade theme curriculum focuses on the acquisition of social and cultural understanding of the medieval world through authentic research and the application of multiple disciplines, including engineering.

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Fifth Grade Discover Park

A 100-acre Classroom.

Our 100-acre campus — featuring a pond, stream, meadows, and woodlands — is an ecological, botanical, entomological, microbial, astronomical, and physical laboratory accessible to all.

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Sixth Grade Special Programs


Appalachian Challenge is Park’s nationally-recognized outdoor education program that is constructed, maintained, and led by students. Middle Schoolers take Challenge as a P.E. requirement, and many become Challenge Leaders.


Mind and Body

Park's motto, A Sound Mind in a Sound Body, manifests itself throughout the Middle School curriculum. The eighth grade physical education program is elective-based — allowing students to explore their varied interests, including canoeing on Park's pond.



Through our varsity, junior varsity, and freshman/sophomore teams in the Upper School, Park emphasizes a balanced approach valuing teamwork, sportsmanship, and competitive spirit.


Creativity Matters

At Park, the arts are an essential part of our daily lives. They frame our experience of the world, serve as vehicles for personal expression, and enhance our exploration of all of the academic disciplines.


All is Number...

Upper School students can choose from an array of mathematics electives such as Calculus, Advanced Calculus, Advanced Discrete Mathematics, Abstract Algebra, Linear Algebra, and Topology and Knot Theory (pictured), and more.

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Eleventh grade Math

Inspired Faculty

Current Park teachers have, on average, over 20 years of teaching experience. 75% hold advanced degrees. They publish. They research. They present. They perform. And more.

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Twelfth Grade FACA Park at a Glance
Alumni Stories

Learn about Park alumni as they pursue further academic achievement, develop professional pursuits, and continue the process of choosing for themselves from the wide range of possibilities life offers.

Adam Gidwitz ’00

Bestselling Children's Book Author

Jenny Cooper ’04

Director of Environmental Education and Sustainability, The Northwest School
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"I am a photographer." — Cecile, Kindergarten

Self. Discovered.

To understand the Park approach to education, the sense of community here at our school, and the opportunities to discover one's best authentic self, get to know a Park student.

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Our Kindergarten

The goal of the Park Kindergarten program (Pre-K – Age 4; Kindergarten — Age 5) is to stimulate the healthy growth of each child's intellectual, social, physical, emotional, and ethical powers.

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In grades 4-12, our interscholastic athletes work to bring home championships, win rivalry games, and finish each season with records that make both team members and the community proud.

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Faculty gathered this July to report on summer work, to share ideas, and to implement new initiatives.

Faculty and Curricular Advancement (FACA) at Park

The unique F. Parvin Sharpless Faculty and Curricular Advancement Program provides time and resources to develop, refine, and innovate curricula while providing inspired professional growth for teachers…

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Our Blog: The Work We Do

"The Work We Do is more than educating, more than learning. For teacher and student alike, it is LIVING. But it is living with an unusual emphasis." Posts by Park teachers, students, graduates, and more…

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Park's Second Century

Since 1912, Park’s core values have sustained an unshakable belief in children’s capacity to enjoy learning, to act rationally, and to grow when inspired by highly qualified, caring teachers.

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Park Wins Cross Country Title

Upper School

Members of Park School's Girls' Cross Country team took three of the top five spots in the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland (IAAM) conference final held on October 25. The strong finished earned the undefeated girls (12-0 coming into the…

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Founded in 1912, The Park School of Baltimore is an independent, coeducational, non-sectarian, progressive Pre-K through 12 school located on a 100-acre campus minutes from the city. Park students are inquisitive, comfortable in their own skin, show and earn respect, and are mature beyond their years. They are bright, motivated, curious, and love to explore — always asking "What if?" and "How and why?" and "Why not?" By immersing students in a challenging curriculum and surrounding them with a dedicated, impassioned faculty, we create an environment that enables them to become their best authentic selves. Having experienced diverse perspectives and positive expectations, Park students venture into the world with the knowledge, the confidence, and the skills they need to become successful adults.

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The school accepts applications for all grades. Main entry points are First Year Kindergarten, Second Year Kindergarten, and Grades 1, 6, and 9. Children must be four years old by September 1 to apply for First Year Kindergarten.

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