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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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We're Not Afraid to Get Our Hands Dirty–or Wet

The activity of learning is an expression of positive energies, fulfills natural impulse, and enriches life. Sometimes it is messy. And wet.

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Park Philosophy First Grade
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Supportive Faculty

Park teachers stand apart because of their great passion for teaching and learning. They truly connect with students, provide insight and guidance, and encourage them to think critically for themselves as they learn by doing.

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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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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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FACA Park at a Glance
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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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Seventh Grade Inquire
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Mind and Body

Park's motto, A Sound Mind in a Sound Body, manifests itself throughout the Middle School curriculum. The eighth grade physical education program is elective-based — allowing students to explore their varied interests, including canoeing on Park's pond.

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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.

Robert Wilder ’78

CEO and Co-Founder, WilderHill Clean Energy Index

Nikki Hasselbarth ’04

Attorney, Venable LLP
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Get to Know Park

Park’s Admission team is welcoming prospective families to learn about our educational philosophy, student-centered programming, inspiring faculty, and how, at Park, excellence is the natural outcome…

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COVID-19 Response

UPDATES AND INFORMATION ABOUT PARK’S CONTINUED PREPAREDNESS, ACTION, AND RESPONSE TO THE 2019 NOVEL CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19)

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Distance Learning

Throughout any period of distance learning, the Park School seeks to continue to nurture our students’ many interests and to engage them as active participants in their own education.

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Additional tuition assistance grants for academically talented students entering Grades 7-10

Park: The Only Baltimore Malone Scholar School

Park is one of just 50 schools across the country recognized by the Malone Family Foundation with a $2 million grant enabling us to award two additional need-based tuition assistance grants each year.…

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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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Being truly open to new thoughts and ideas requires bravery. Each year, I get more brave. — Petra

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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Founded in 1912, The Park School of Baltimore is an independent, gender-inclusive, 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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