Middle School

Grades 6-8

August 29
US Musical Preseason Rehearsal
6:15 PM-8:00 PM
August 29
US Orientation for 9th Grade
8:30 AM-12:00 PM
August 30
US Orientation for 9th and All New Students
8:30 AM-3:00 PM
August 31
First Day of School
September 01
MS Back to School Night
6:15 PM-9:30 PM
September 02
Meet the New US Dean of Students
9:00 AM-10:00 AM
September 05
SCHOOL CLOSED for Labor Day
September 08
Upper School Back to School Night
6:45 PM-9:00 PM
September 10
Partners Kick-Off Celebration
1:00 PM-2:30 PM
September 15
Lower School Back-to-School Night
6:45 PM-8:45 PM
Middle School Academics
During the Middle School years, the ability to reason abstractly and to think analytically emerges.
Special Programs and Activities
The Middle School sets aside time outside the classroom to expose students to new ideas and experiences
ABOUT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL

At Park, we have thoughtfully planned each year of Middle School to respect the distinctive developmental characteristics of adolescents.

During the Middle School years, the ability to reason abstractly and to think analytically emerges. Students begin to question the relevance of what they are learning and to think about how to apply what they know to real world situations.

They are energetic and social. They thrive in a collaborative and active learning environment.

Park’s Middle School teachers understand the complexities of this developmental phase and are committed to creating a stimulating, safe, and caring atmosphere. They are dedicated to supporting their students as they confront the many challenges of adolescence.

We make the most of the need for social interaction by providing regular opportunities for collaboration and group projects.

We channel the students’ high energy by providing a physical setting that supports movement and hands-on work. We engage their curiosity and challenge them to think critically about everything from long division to American history.

The Middle School curriculum builds upon and refines basic skills while encouraging mastery in specific topics. Our teachers seek authentic interdisciplinary connections as they work to offer a diverse curriculum, reflective of our world and of the students in our school. 

“Park is a place that challenges you in the best ways. I am excited to try new things, to try harder things — and it’s a great community where you always have a great time.”
– Ethan, Grade 6
Ethan, Grade 6

Park students are inquisitive, show and earn respect, and are mature beyond their years.

Are you looking to apply to Park’s Middle School?

Admission Application Process
Take a look at the application steps to see what is required.
Start Your Application
Applications for the 2023-24 school year are now available.
Affording Park
Our need-based Tuition Assistance makes a Park education affordable.

School & Student Resources

Below you’ll find links to important information about a number of resources at school for students and families.