During their "Monarch Project," Kindergartners observe, record, and then dramatize the metamorphic cycle of the Monarch caterpillars that live in the milkweed along Park’s stream.
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.
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.
Whether a student has a passion for science or the arts; whether they tend to dip their toes or jump in head first, Park's curriculum and entire environment is designed to build on each student's strengths and help them become their best authentic selves.
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.
In 9th and 10th Grade, students have the opportunity to put science in the context of real life through authentic inquiry and central, culminating experiences, including studying the digital analysis of motion on Challenge Course initiatives.
Our interscholastic teams learn game fundamentals and strategies, work on conditioning and fitness, and understand the importance of perseverance, fighting against odds, and winning with humility and integrity.
Park students raise questions, engage in research, and collaborate with scientists and policy-makers from around the world. Follow the link below to learn more about our students' ongoing permafrost and toxicology studies in the Arctic.
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.
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.Read More
By supplementing family tuition contributions, our Tuition Assistance Program seeks to make a Park School education affordable for families from a wide range of economic backgrounds.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
"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…Read More
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…Read More
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.Read More
The Park School of Baltimore was recently awarded a $975,000 grant from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to restore Moores Branch, the stream that runs through Park’s campus, in the Jones Falls watershed. Park’s stream restoration project…Read More
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.Learn More about Our Values
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.Apply to Park