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Exploration

Our First Year Kindergartners continually gather concrete information about their world. They're given ample space and time to manipulate objects and materials, and use all of their senses to explore, test, and experiment.

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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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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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First Grade Inquire
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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 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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K-12 Partnerships

Upper School student tutors staff and run the Michael Cardin ’85 Writing Center, working with Lower, Middle, and Upper School writers in a variety of settings. Here, a student tutor works with a fourth grader on developing her writing.

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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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Inspired 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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FACA Park at a Glance
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Challenge

Appalachian Challenge is Park’s nationally-recognized outdoor education program, originally constructed, maintained, and led by students. Middle Schoolers take Challenge as a P.E. requirement, and many become Challenge Leaders.

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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 varsity, JV, and freshman/sophomore teams in the Upper School, Park emphasizes a balanced approach valuing teamwork, sportsmanship, competitive spirit — and passion. (Photo: Girls' Soccer caps undefeated season with conference championship!)

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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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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
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.

Rachel Vogelstein ’96

Senior Fellow & Director of Women and Foreign Policy Program, Council on Foreign Relations

Amy Berman Jackson ’72

Judge, United States District Court for the District of Columbia
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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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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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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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Being truly open to new thoughts and ideas requires bravery. Each year, I get more brave. — Petra

Self. Discovered.

To understand the Park approach to education, the sense of community here at our school, and the opportunities to discover one's best authentic self, get to know a Park student.

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Our Kindergarten

The goal of the Park Kindergarten program (Pre-K – Age 4; Kindergarten — Age 5) is to stimulate the healthy growth of each child's intellectual, social, physical, emotional, and ethical powers.

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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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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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