Central to The Park School educational philosophy is the notion that positive expectations produce positive outcomes. Individual student's needs and the latest pedagogical research guide our teachers' approaches.
At Park, the arts are an essential part of our daily lives. They frame our experience of the world, serve as vehicles for personal expression, and enhance our exploration of all of the academic disciplines.
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.
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.
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.
At the end of each year, calculus students choose a problem that intrigues and challenges them for presentation at an open forum. A deep understanding of both problem and solution is required to present findings to guests of any experience level.
Emphasis on choice and responsibility for one's own learning is in full evidence throughout students' final year. Senior Projects, pictured here, call on students to create and develop projects that require intense use of their individual talents.
Summer experiences in the tradition of The Park School of Baltimore! Register now for Early Bird and Multi-Week Discounts.Read More
"The Work We Do is more than educating, more than learning. For teacher and student alike, it is LIVING. But it is living with an unusual emphasis." Posts by Park teachers, students, graduates, and more…Read More
Since 1912, Park’s core values have sustained an unshakable belief in children’s capacity to enjoy learning, to act rationally, and to grow when inspired by highly qualified, caring teachers.Read More
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…Read More
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.Read More
Today is Laura Amy Schlitz Day at Park! We take a day every January to acknowledge our Lower School librarian's spectacular accomplishments in the world of children’s literature. Most recently, Laura's 2013 Newbery Honor winning book, Splendors and Glooms…Read More
The Park School of Baltimore is an independent, coeducational, non-sectarian, progressive school where students age four through grade twelve learn to think. Since our founding in 1912, a passion for critical inquiry, a commitment to innovation, and the spirit and practice of inclusivity have guided our teaching and fostered a community of life-long learners. It is our belief that for children to prepare for lives of achievement, of generosity, and of joy, their development must be supported in all realms — the intellectual, social, emotional, ethical, and physical.Learn More about Our Values
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.Apply to Park