Middle School

Grades 6-8

August 26
Upper School Orientation for 9th Grade
8:30 AM-12:00 PM
August 27
Upper School Orientation for 9th and All New Students
8:30 AM-3:00 PM
August 28
First Day of School
September 02
Labor Day
September 02
SCHOOL CLOSED for Labor Day
September 05
Meet and Greet with Advisors (9th, New Students, and New Advisor Only)
6:30 PM-6:45 PM
September 05
Upper School Back-to-School Night
6:45 PM-9:00 PM
September 06
New Parent Breakfast
8:15 AM-9:30 AM
September 19
9th Grade Family Evening (for parents/guardians and students)
6:30 PM-8:30 PM
September 21
Rise and Shine-Garden Exploration, Plant Identification, & Taste Testing
10:00 AM-11:30 AM
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.

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Affording Park
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School & Student Resources

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