Night School — Winter/Spring 2017

Night School — Winter/Spring 2017

Come and learn! You might consider inviting a friend to join you. These classes fill quickly.


Three by Thoreau


Gregory Brandt, US English Department

Thursday, March 9
7:30-9 p.m.
Upper School Room 348

I have never got over my surprise that I should have been born into the most estimable place in the world, and in the very nick of time, too.

                                                                                                            —Henry David Thoreau

Celebrate the bicentennial of Thoreau’s birth by reading and discussing three great essays, “Civil Disobedience” (1849), “Walking” (1862), and “Life Without Principle” (1863). We’ll constitute what he calls in Walden an “uncommon school” and see if we can “throw one arch at least over the darker gulf of ignorance which surrounds us” in 2017.

Tuition for this one-evening seminar is $25.
Participants: minimum of 10 and maximum of 18.

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Participants should get the Dover Thrift Edition of "Civil Disobedience" and Other Essays,
ISBN 0486275639.

Note: Class may be cancelled (with a full refund) if enrollment does not meet the minimum.


Spies, Partisans, and Raiders


Lucky Mallonee, MS Social Studies — Retired

Wednesdays: March 22, March 29, and April 5
7-8:30 p.m.
Middle School Commons

This consecutive three week series is a presentation on lesser known aspects of the Civil War. Spies will highlight male and female individuals, including the famous (Allen Pinkerton), and not-so-famous (Elizabeth Van Lew). Partisans, who were primarily Southerners, will include a look at John Singleton Mosby, and a few Northern partisans. Raiders were groups that operated almost exclusively along the Kansas/Missouri border during the late 1850’s and throughout the war. Raiders favoring the South were known as Bushwhackers, with those supporting the North known as Jayhawkers. Spies, Partisans, and Raiders is not a course for Civil War aficionados but should appeal to those who have an interest in this period. 

Tuition for this class is $75.
Participants: minimum of 10 and maximum of 18.

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Note: Class may be cancelled (with a full refund) if enrollment does not meet the minimum. 

(If school is cancelled due to inclement weather, classes will be rescheduled. Always check the Park School website the evening of your class. We will make every attempt to contact you by email and phone in advance.)