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Readiness

Beginning with our Pre-Kindergarten 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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Pre-Kindergarten Inquire
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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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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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Philosophy Faculty Development
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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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Park at a Glance FACA
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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, we teach our students to use multiple reading strategies so that they become strong, joyful, independent readers.

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Third Grade Park Library Inquire
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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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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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A 100-acre Classroom.

Our 100-acre campus — featuring a pond, stream, meadows, and woodlands — is an ecological, botanical, entomological, microbial, astronomical, and physical laboratory accessible to all.

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Sixth Grade Special Programs
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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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Inquiry and Thoughtful Analysis

In 9th and 10th Grade, students have the opportunity to put science in the context of real life through authentic inquiry and central, culminating experiences, including studying the digital analysis of motion on Challenge Course initiatives.

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Ninth Grade
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Winning with Humility and Integrity

Our interscholastic teams learn game fundamentals and strategies, work on conditioning and fitness, and understand the importance of perseverance, fighting against odds, and winning with humility and integrity.

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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
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Honoring Linda Halpert

The Linda Halpert Financial Assistance Fund recognizes Linda’s commitment to making a Park education possible for Lower School children whose families are unable to meet that cost. Click the link below…

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Park’s Digital Campus

"The Park School Digital Campus" is a source of information and resources regarding the 2020-21 school year. Please check the site frequently for the most up-to-date information.

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Park's Anti-Racist Action Plan

At The Park School of Baltimore, the work of anti-racism, and our larger goals around diversity, equity, and inclusion, are the responsibility of every member of the community...

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A Call to Action

Head of School Dan Paradis addresses the community: "At a moment in our history when we are called upon to recognize our shared humanity, our shared vulnerability, and our shared purpose in acting in unison…

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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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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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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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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.

Tom Rothman ’72

Chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment's Motion Picture Group

Jenny Cooper ’04

Director of Environmental Education and Sustainability, The Northwest School

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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