Upper School


Filling the Data Gap

Each year, Park students travel to Manitoba, Canada to conduct research that contributes to the current circumpolar permafrost monitoring database helping to increase our knowledge of global climate change.

Two Time State Champs

In 2012, The Park School Mock Trial Team captured the State Championship for the second year in a row. This is the first time in the history of the competition that any team has won back-to-back championships. In the finals, Park competed as the prosecution against The Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy from Montgomery County.

Old School Animal Husbandry

Park Beekeepers care for three hives of bees in order to harvest and market the honey crop. Additionally, student beekeepers give presentations to Lower School classes explaining about bees and beekeeping.

The Upper School at Park offers an intellectually challenging program that attends to students’ individual interests and talents.

Mastering the skills of critical interpretation, mathematical thinking, and scientific reasoning, Park students work in a climate of intellectual debate and discussion, and are encouraged to question and challenge. Our teachers focus on what students do with new information and how they use it to solve problems. Park defines “basic skills” to include analysis, interpretation, synthesis, and application.

The curriculum includes requirements in academic disciplines, the arts, and physical education. Wide-ranging electives, accelerated courses, and independent study allow for further growth in all subjects. In addition, our broad co-curricular offerings contribute to a balanced intellectual, artistic, and athletic Upper School experience.