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Exploration

Our First Year Kindergartners continually gather concrete information about their world. They're given ample space and time to manipulate objects and materials, and use all of their senses to explore, test, and experiment.

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Habits of Mind

Students at Park employ habits of mind central to scientific and mathematical thinking. They work through progressions of problems designed to prompt development of these habits and are fueled by their discoveries.

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First Grade Inquire
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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.

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Philosophy Faculty Development
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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
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Best Authentic Selves

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.

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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
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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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FACA Park at a Glance
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Challenge

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.

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Self-expression

Park's theater program is integrated into the curriculum through course offerings in the Middle School and Upper School — developing students' creative self-expression, self-discipline, and self-confidence.

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Arts at Park Middle School Arts
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Experiencing Music

The music department at Park is committed to making music a part of students’ daily lives. Students gain musical knowledge and are challenged to explore their musical potential through creativity, communication, collaboration, and critical thinking.

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Arts at Park Music
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Winning with Humility and Integrity

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.

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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, and more.

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Math Eleventh Grade
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Thinking on Your Feet

Park's Mock Trial team has won four State Championships. Excelling in this head-to-head competition requires understanding of the law; excellent listening, speaking, reading, and reasoning skills; communication and cooperation; and focused determination.

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Twelfth Grade Mock Trial
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.

R. Eric Thomas ’99

Playwright

Tom Rothman ’72

Chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment's Motion Picture Group
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Fall Musical - Hairspray!

The cheerful, dance-loving Tracy Turnblad will stop at nothing to get on the Corny Collins hit dance show. Once there, she’ll stop at nothing to integrate it. Based on the John Waters movie, this musical…

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Park Perspectives

Prospective parents considering a Park School education are invited to join us for information and conversation with parents, faculty, administrators, and students at the homes of Park parents.

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Tours: Oct 5, Nov 2, Dec 6. Lower School Open House: Oct 6. Middle and Upper School: Oct 28.

Yes! Tours with Principals!

Tours with Principals provide parents with a glimpse of Park’s educational philosophy and academic settings in action. Join us this fall! The next Tours event is Thursday, December 6!

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In Kindergarten, we want to learn things and have fun and meet new friends. — Iva Mei

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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Athletics

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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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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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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