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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.

State Champs

The Park School Mock Trial team has captured the State Championship four times — 2004, 2011, 2012, and 2017 — winning back-to-back State Championships in 2011 and 2012 for the first time in competition history.

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.