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Readiness

Beginning with our K1 program (age four), the goal of education in the Park Kindergarten is to stimulate the healthy growth of each child's intellectual, social, physical, emotional, and ethical powers.

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Kindergarten Inquire
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Each child is unique

Children learn in different ways and they develop and grow at different rates. The role of Park's teachers is to recognize and encourage each child’s particular strengths, while supporting growth in all areas.

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A Literary World

The reading experience begins when young children find themselves immersed in a literary world. In the Lower School (K-5), we teach our students to use multiple reading strategies so that they become strong, joyful, independent readers.

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First Grade Park Library Inquire
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Creativity Matters

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.

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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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Experiential Learning

Park students learn and do. In mummifying garden-variety cucumbers, Park fourth graders delve into Egyptian history and culture as they apply an ancient chemical process.

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Multiple Approaches

The fifth grade theme curriculum focuses on the acquisition of social and cultural understanding of the medieval world through authentic research and the application of multiple disciplines, including engineering.

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Fifth Grade Discover Park
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Positive Expectations

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.

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"All is Number..."

...so declared a seventh grade math teacher dressed as Pythagoras. Following his lead, all seventh graders now research, understand, and “become” famous mathematicians for a day – yielding indelible, enriched experiences.

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Seventh grade Math
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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 our varsity, junior varsity, and freshman/sophomore teams in the Upper School, Park emphasizes a balanced approach valuing teamwork, sportsmanship, and competitive spirit.

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Inspired 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: Park's rooftop observatory.

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Tenth Grade College Counseling
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Deeper Understanding

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.

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Eleventh grade
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Accomplished 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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Twelfth Grade FACA Park at a Glance
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Spring is finally here. Go Bruins!

Park365

...an ongoing photographic journal of the people, spaces, ideas, and happenings that help shape the Park student. Click photo for gallery.

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Park is located on a 100-acre campus just minutes from I-83 and 695. Join us for a "First Look."

Take A First Look - A Spring Admission Event

Get a glimpse of Park's educational philosophy in action and a "first look" at our academic settings on our 100-acre campus. Parents take a guided tour with a Park School administrator. Registration required…

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Summer experiences for ages 3 1/2 and up. Register now at www.parkcamps.com.

Park Camps 2014

Built around the skills of our faculty and the features of our incredible campus, Park Camps present boundless opportunities for growth and exploration in the spirit and tradition of the The Park School…

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First Year Kindergarten teacher Terris King and Kindergarteners. Click for video.

Our Kindergarten

The goal of education in the Kindergarten is to stimulate the healthy growth of each child's intellectual, social, physical, emotional, and ethical powers. Click photo for a video glimpse of the Park program…

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Park's Second Century

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.

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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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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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A "Visionary School"

Young Audiences of Maryland (the highly regarded arts education and advocacy organization) has named awarded Park its Visionary School award. (A first for an independent school.)

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Bees from one of Park's Langtroth hives.

Green Campus

Park's beekeeping program is a cross divisional experience that allows Upper and Lower School students to combine science, stewardship, and service — and is just one example of life on our green campus…

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Park Mock Trial Team Advances to the State Semi-Finals

On Wednesday April 9, Park defeated Bishop Walsh in the Regional Mock Trial competition, advancing to become one of the final four teams to compete in the State Semi-Finals.  The State Semi-Finals will be held at the Anne Arundel Circuit Courthouse on…

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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.

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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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