About The Park School of Baltimore

A Message from the Head of School

Dan Paradis teaching Mandarin to 4th GradersWelcome to The Park School. I invite you to explore our website to learn about our 108-year history and share some of the excitement of our daily life — in classrooms, in laboratories, in studios, on playing fields, in the woods, on playgrounds, in the community, and around the world. 

From its very first day in 1912, Park has been an educational leader in Baltimore and the nation. By adopting the tenets of progressive education; by committing to a non-sectarian admission policy; by emphasizing education as a lifetime process; by understanding its role in preparing students to become responsible, active participants in a democratic society; by giving its faculty the freedom to teach; and by trusting in the instincts of children bursting with natural curiosity and eagerness to learn, the extraordinary students and staff distinguish themselves.

You can learn a lot from these pages, but the best way to experience Park is to visit — come to a game or performance, look in on classes, explore the woods, and ask questions. The students, teachers, parents, alumni — the people who know first-hand what happens here — are our best ambassadors.

Park was founded by forward-thinking, public-spirited citizens, who understood their responsibility to provide the best possible education for their children. Generations later, we are proud to have sustained that vision and to continue that important legacy, embracing the challenges and joys of becoming learners for life.


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Dan Paradis
Head of School