Park by the Numbers
The diverse and dynamic pursuits of our students — and their lives of achievement, generosity, and joy once they leave Old Court Road — best represent the value of a Park education. Here are some numbers, too, that help tell the Park story…
We are a gender-inclusive setting for students in pre-kindergarten through grade twelve on a 100-acre campus nestled just two miles north of the city line.
Park is a school founded over 110 years ago in response to limited choices for independent school education in Baltimore. As a leading progressive institution in Baltimore, we serve as a model for other schools, emphasizing child-centered, individualized education that encourages a high degree of engagement with academics, the community, and the natural world.
Challenging the common practices at the time of our founding, we opened the school to many, and continue to commit to sustaining a diverse environment where multiple perspectives are encouraged and valued.
The Park School of Baltimore has grown and developed on 3 campuses since our founding in 1912 as a coeducational, non-sectarian, independent school.
Located at 2425 Old Court Road, our roots remain firmly planted in the city of Baltimore (the original campus was adjacent to Druid Hill Park) with a deep sense of engagement with, and responsibility to, the community in which we live.
Our academic community is made up of 856 students, Pre-K through Grade 12, and a faculty of 123 full-time and part-time inspired and inspiring teaching professionals.
108 Park faculty members hold master’s or other advanced degrees, with 11 Ph.D.s, 2 Ed.D.s, 1 J.D., and 1 Honorary Doctor of Letters among them. Our teachers have an average experience of 20 years in teaching, with an average tenure of 10 years at Park.
Park’s school-wide average class size is 15 students — and we maintain a 7:1 student/teacher ratio.
Our community of lifelong learners — including students, teachers, parents, and grandparents — is active and engaged. We value, in particular, our strong relationships with our alumni, 65 of whom are current Park parents!
Pictured in background: Nine of our alumni (with Alumni Director Josh Lauren ’03) on campus for the Upper School “Paths after Park” program.
Our 123 new students in 2023 represent 14 percent of the Park student body and came from 85 different schools in 36 zip codes in and around Baltimore, or from afar. 38 percent of our new students identify as people of color or international.
A number of our students were already connected to Park: 27 joined siblings already enrolled at Park and 16 followed in the footsteps of parents, grandparents, and/or family members who are proud Park alumni.
Park families come from many social, economic, racial, and religious backgrounds. Need-based Tuition Assistance is provided to more than a third of Park students — 40 percent.
There is quantitative evidence that excellence is the natural outcome at Park. Though we don’t teach to the test, over 85 percent of AP test-takers from the Class of 2023 scored a three or better. On the SAT, nearly half of test-takers in 2023 scored above 1300 — on a 1600-point scale; for the ACT, 44 percent of test-takers scored a 33 or above — on a scale of 1–36.
Our students are well-rounded and engaged. 84 percent of Upper School students enrolled in at least one art course last year. 70 percent of Upper Schoolers play on athletic teams. More than 65 student-led clubs and activities represent the passions and pursuits of our students — including beekeeping, Model UN, robotics, Asian culture, mock trial, music tech, ISAMR (International Student-led Arctic Monitoring & Research), and mentoring.
There is only ONE Park School of Baltimore.