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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.

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Reading Partners

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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Kindergarten
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Park Students

They're inquisitive, show and earn respect, and are mature beyond their years. They are bright, motivated, naturally curious, and love to explore – always asking "What if? and "How and why?" and Why not?"

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Philosophy 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 Literary World

The reading experience begins when young children find themselves immersed in a literary world. In the Lower School, we teach our students to use multiple reading strategies so that they become strong, joyful, independent readers.

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Third Grade Park Library Inquire
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K-12 Partnerships

Upper School student tutors staff and run the Michael Cardin ’85 Writing Center, working with Lower, Middle, and Upper School writers in a variety of settings. Here, a student tutor works with a fourth grader on developing her writing.

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Experiential Learning

Fifth graders construct and use catapults to run experiments in which they collect and analyze data. Science is not just description or information, but inquiry: children try to design experiments that will help them find out what they don’t yet know.

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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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Challenge

Appalachian Challenge is Park’s nationally-recognized outdoor education program, originally 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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Collaboration

Through varsity, JV, and freshman/sophomore teams in the Upper School, Park emphasizes a balanced approach valuing teamwork, sportsmanship, competitive spirit — and passion. (Photo: Girls' Soccer caps undefeated season with conference championship!)

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Innovative Electives

Park's Upper School curriculum provides opportunities for advanced study in every discipline. Elective courses allow students to follow their curiosity, explore topics in depth, and pursue rigorous investigation. Pictured: Acoustics, The Physics of Sound.

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Tenth Grade College Counseling
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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.

Nancy Zirkin ’64

Executive VP and Director of Policy, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

Ruth Franklin ’91

Book Critic, Biographer
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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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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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