Middle and Upper School Counselor


The Park School of Baltimore seeks candidates for a full-time Middle and Upper School Counselor beginning in fall 2023. An orientation compatible with Park’s commitment to progressive educational practices is essential.

The Park School employs two full-time Middle and Upper School counselors who work closely to support the student body. The primary role of the school counselor is to support students in their social and emotional development.

Devoted to intellectual inquiry, a collaborative spirit of learning, and an appreciation for the diversity of human experience, The Park School of Baltimore is a community founded on positive expectations of our students and respect for individual differences.

We cultivate children’s innate curiosity by nurturing their interests and engaging them as active participants in their own education.

We support young people in becoming confident questioners and responsible citizens of the world.

The Park School is a non-sectarian, independent, coeducational day school of 845 students from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. Founded in 1912 as one of the early progressive schools, The Park School continues to practice a distinct educational philosophy. The core values today, as in 1912, are a belief in children’s capacity to love learning, to grow academically and emotionally when inspired by highly qualified, caring teachers, and to develop self-discipline, confidence, and creative problem-solving skills through deep exploration and constant challenge. At every grade level, from Pre-Kindergarten through Upper School, Park actively encourages questioning and conversation as essential elements of the learning process. The school philosophy emphasizes a belief in positive expectations and expects that students, as they mature, will take increasing responsibility for their own learning.

This happens through a variety of ongoing prevention programming efforts. When students are struggling, the school counselor’s responsibility is to provide counseling support through assessment, short-term individual and group counseling, case coordination, and crisis intervention. The school counselors consult and collaborate regularly with parents, faculty, administration, and external support providers to best meet the needs of the students in the school setting. This position requires outstanding attention to detail, a demonstrated ability to multitask, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to communicate complex student information in a respectful and clear manner. The counselor also strives to make the Counseling Office an inviting, fun, and helpful area in the school, one in which all students feel welcome. The Middle and Upper School Counselor must be able to work independently and as part of a highly motivated and fast-paced team.



Park salaries and benefits are highly competitive with those in other leading independent schools. For new appointments, salaries reflect experience and training equated to Park’s scales. 

In addition to normal retirement and health benefits, the school offers the following distinctive programs:

Due to the large volume of incoming résumés, we cannot accept phone calls. Send a letter of interest, personal statement, and résumé. Please indicate whether you plan to attend any national recruitment forums. Please also indicate whether there are any special circumstances that will affect the timing of your search, availability for interviews, and decisions for the coming year.

Priscilla Morales, Associate Head of School
The Park School 
2425 Old Court Road
Baltimore, MD 21208

The Park School of Baltimore does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, ancestry, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or any physical or mental disability unrelated to a reasonable performance of an employee’s duties.

Please note: Park School currently requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination, subject to legally required exemptions, as a condition of employment.