Apply to The Park School or Request Information

Apply to The Park School or Request Information

The Park School has openings at certain grade levels and welcomes your inquiry for the school year 2020-2021. This spring, due to the need for social distancing, unfortunately we are unable to host you on campus for a meeting and a tour. However, we are eager to connect with you and to share Park through visual tours here. Please begin by clicking here to get started, or by contacting the appropriate Admission Director for more information as listed below.

Megan Ford
Director of Primary Level Admission, Grades Pre-k through Grade 2
mford@parkschool.net

Cheveé Taylor ’01
Director of Upper Elementary and Middle School Admission, Grades 3–8
ctaylor@parkschool.net

Ruthie Sachs Kalvar ’85
Director of Admission, Director of Upper School Admission, Grades 9–12
rkalvar@parkschool.net

For the fall admission season, The Park School welcomes 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 enroll in First Year Kindergarten.

The information in the following tabbed pages — Kindergartens–Grade 1, Grades 2–5, and Grades 6–12 — will be updated when our calendars are finalized, and at that point will include helpful information about the application process for the school year 2021–2022.

Applying to Kindergartens and Grade 1

Step 1: application

Click HERE to get started and access the Park School forms in the Admission Portal. (Please note: The following forms and application fee are due December 1.)

  • Parent Statement
    More information about the Parent Statement can be found in the portal. Statements may be submitted via the Admission Portal or emailed to admission@parkschool.net.
  • Application Form and Fee
    A fee of $60 must accompany each new application. A $15 late fee is added to applications received after January 15. Make checks payable to The Park School or pay online via credit card using your application portal. International Applicants: Please click HERE.
  • Fees, Permissions, and Agreements Form
    Return this completed form via the Admission Portal or emailed to admission@parkschool.net.

Step 2: Parent Interview

Schedule parent interviews to occur between September 15 and January 15 by using the scheduling tools in the Admission Portal — click HERE to access.

Step 3: Student ASSESSMENT

The 30-minute Gesell Developmental Assessment is administered individually.

Dates are:
Weekday mornings: December 1-18
Saturdays: December 5, 12 and January 9, 16, and 23 

Schedule an assessment for your child via the Admission Portal

STEP 4: send forms to current school


Admission decisions are based on careful assessment of the student’s ability to achieve academic, social, and personal success at Park. Each decision is made on an individual basis. We consider classroom performance and disposition toward learning, test results, special talents or abilities, and attendance and conduct records.

Decision letters are emailed on February 18, 2021.

Applying to Grades 2 through 5

Step 1: application

Click HERE to get started and access the Park School forms in the Admission Portal. (Please note: The following forms and application fee are due December 1.)

  • Parent Statement
    More information about the Parent Statement can be found in the portal. Statements may be submitted via the Admission Portal or emailed to admission@parkschool.net.
  • Application Form and Fee
    A fee of $60 must accompany each new application. A $15 late fee is added to applications received after January 15. Make checks payable to The Park School or pay online via credit card using your application portal. International Applicants: Please click HERE.
  • Fees, Permissions, and Agreements Form
    Return this completed form via the Admission Portal or emailed to admission@parkschool.net.

Step 2: Parent Interview

Schedule parent interviews to occur between September 15 and January 15 by using the scheduling tools in the Admission Portal — click HERE to access.

Step 3: Student Visit

Student Visit
Student visits must be scheduled to occur on a date following the parent visit and submission of an application. You may schedule student visits for Grades 3-5 applicants using the online tools in the Admission Portal or by calling the Admission Office directly. Applicants to Grade 2 must schedule student visits by calling the Admission Office at 410-339-4130. Office hours are Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

STEP 4: send forms to current school

Step 5: student assessment 

Students applying to Grades 2–5 take the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test and the Stanford Achievement Test. Alternatively, students applying to Grade 5 may take the Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE).


Admission decisions are based on careful assessment of the student’s ability to achieve academic, social, and personal success at Park. Each decision is made on an individual basis. We consider classroom performance and disposition toward learning, test results, special talents or abilities, and attendance and conduct records.

Decision letters are emailed on February 18, 2021.

Applying to Grades 6 through 12

Step 1: Parent Interview

Schedule parent interviews to occur between September 21 and January 18 by using the scheduling tools in the Admission Portal — click HERE to access.

Step 2: Student Visit

Student Visit
Schedule virtual student visits for Grades 6–12 to occur between October 5 and January 25 in the Admission Portal. Applicants must submit the Student Information Form two weeks prior to virtual student visit.

COMPLETE THE STUDENT INFORMATION FORM

Step 3: application

Click HERE to get started and access the Park School forms in the Admission Portal. (Please note: The following forms and application fee are due January 1.)

  • Parent Statement
    More information about the Parent Statement can be found in the portal. Statements may be submitted via the Admission Portal or emailed to admission@parkschool.net.
  • Application Form and Fee
    A fee of $60 must accompany each new application. A $15 late fee is added to applications received after January 15. Make checks payable to The Park School or pay online via credit card using your application portal. International Applicants: Please click HERE.
  • Fees, Permissions, and Agreements Form
    Return this completed form via the Admission Portal or emailed to admission@parkschool.net.

STEP 4: send forms to current school

  • Common Referral Forms
    Submit Common Referral Forms to the applicant’s current teachers on or about November 15. Completed forms must be submitted to Park by January 15. 
    COMMON REFERRAL FORM: Grades 6 – 12

Please note: A Common Referral Form is required from both the current language arts/English teacher and mathematics teacher.

Step 5: student Testing

The Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE) must be taken by the end of January for an admission decision to be made by February 18. Test results should be sent directly to Park School by including our school code, 210812, on the ISEE registration form. To register, visit www.iseetest.org or call 1-800-446-0320.


Admission decisions are based on careful assessment of the student’s ability to achieve academic, social, and personal success at Park. Each decision is made on an individual basis. We consider classroom performance and disposition toward learning, test results, special talents or abilities, and attendance and conduct records.

Decision letters are emailed on February 18, 2021.