Lifelong Learning

Park was founded by forward-thinking, public-spirited citizens, who understood their responsibility to provide the best possible education for their children. Generations later, we are proud to have sustained that vision and to continue that important legacy, embracing the challenges and joys of becoming learners for life.

“The activity of learning is an expression of positive energies, fulfills natural impulse, and enriches life.”

— Excerpt from The Park School Philosophy

Students

Beginning with our youngest learners in the Park Pre-K, our students participate in taking responsibility in their educational journeys: exploring, making choices, sharing, and following emergent pathways. This process continues throughout the Lower School, Middle School, and Upper School — building upon experience, and affirming the core notion that we are all learners for life. In the culminating years of a Park School academic career, students express ownership of their education in increasingly evident ways: choosing electives, initiating co-curricular activities, developing independent studies, applying interdisciplinary knowledge, reaching out into the community — ready, willing, and able to pursue future academic and professional opportunities.

The adults in the Park community — teachers, administrators, parents, grandparents, alumni, visiting scholars, and our civic partners throughout Baltimore — model and demonstrate the enrichment that comes from being curious, engaged, and committed to growth.

Faculty

Our inspired and inspiring faculty members bring their full selves to our classrooms. Their life experiences, varied interests, and commitment to their profession support connections with our students, inform their curriculums, and model a passion for learning. Park teachers are playwrights, athletes, musicians, naturalists, readers, community volunteers, actors, poets, hikers, woodworkers, and more.

Faculty Directory and Bios

FACA: The endowed Faculty and Curricular Advancement Program (FACA), Park’s innovative program for professional development, provides teachers time and funding for intensive study that directly benefits Park students. Projects address a range of curricular and guidance issues identified as priorities for the school. Faculty work collaboratively, draw on the expertise of outside professionals, read, research, write, and discuss.

Community

A passion for learning runs throughout the Park community. Our parents, grandparents, alumni, and friends, colleagues, and civic partners, all contribute to a growth mindset. We create opportunities to learn together — reading great books, participating in workshops, engaging with guest speakers, sharing cultures, and pursuing new interests.


Community Programming for Lifelong Learners

The Park Community School

Over the course of the year, we are pleased to offer classes, events, and discussions that are free and open to all community members.

Watch our events calendar for current offerings: course descriptions, dates, times, and registration links.

Night School

Night School at Park School is a wonderful opportunity for adults in the Park community, including parents, grandparents, alumni, parents of alumni, prospective parents, and other friends, to experience Park School teaching and learning.

Watch our events calendar for current offerings: course descriptions, dates, times, registration links, and fee information.

Film Screenings, Discussions, and More

In addition to Community School and Night School programming, Park regularly features film screenings (including our Cultural Diversity Film and Discussion Series presented by the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion), and more. Watch our events calendar for opportunities to participate!

BRAIN sPARK

BRAIN sPARK is a uniquely Park program showcasing the talents and diversity of our community. This triennial event features presentations, conversations, and hands-on experiences designed to engage you in mind, body, and spirit. Over 70 presenters — all from the Park community — host more than 50 sessions covering politics, science, law, art, cooking, business, literature, sports, and more.

We look forward to sharing more information about our next BRAIN sPARK!

Upcoming Events

November 29
Tours with Principals (All Grades)
8:45 AM-10:30 AM
November 29
5th Grade Park Connects Parent Discussion
6:30 PM-7:30 PM
November 29
10th – 12th Grade Parent/Guardian Advisor Conferences
3:15 PM-5:45 PM
December 02
Fall Exhibition: Inhabit
December 02
MS Closed- Parent Conferences
December 05
Lower School Virtual Morning Meet-Up
9:00 AM-10:00 AM
December 05
Hike & Hot Cocoa for Parents and Guardians
8:30 AM-10:00 AM
December 06
LS/MS Choral Concert
6:00 PM-8:00 PM
December 06
Gallery Talk with Scott Ponemone
1:00 PM-1:30 PM
December 07
Kindergarten Holiday Breakfast
8:30 AM-10:00 AM
December 08
US Winter Vocal Concert
7:00 PM
December 08
Partners Breakfast Club
8:00 AM-8:30 AM
December 08
5th Grade Solstice Celebration
1:00 PM-2:00 PM
December 09
Goldsoundz
7:00 PM
December 12
Life in the Middle School- Parent Coffee
9:00 AM-10:30 AM
December 13
Winter Jazz and Band Concert
7:00 PM-9:30 PM
December 14
MS/US Strings Concert
7:00 PM
December 15
Raindate 5th grade Solstice Celebration
1:00 PM-2:00 PM
January 05
Parent Affinity Group
6:00 PM-7:30 PM
January 10
Parents of Gender Diverse Students — In Person Parent Affinity Group
6:00 PM-7:30 PM
January 10
Parent Affinity Group
6:00 PM-7:30 PM
January 11
Lower School Park Connects Educational Seminar
6:00 PM-8:00 PM
January 12
US Scene Night: Musical
7:00 PM-9:00 PM
January 12
Partners Breakfast Club
8:00 AM-8:30 AM
January 16
SCHOOL CLOSED for Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday
January 23
UPPER SCHOOL CLOSED for Report Writing
January 23
US Closed – Comment Writing Day
January 31
6th Grade Park Connects Parent Discussion #2
7:00 PM-8:00 PM
February 01
Parent Affinity Groups
6:00 PM-7:30 PM
February 02
Kindergarten Park Connects Parent Discussion #2
6:30 PM-7:30 PM
February 03
Lunar New Year Celebration
3:00 PM-5:00 PM
February 06
LS ERB Testing
9:00 AM-11:00 AM
February 07
12th Grade Parent Meeting
7:00 PM-8:30 PM
February 08
Parent Affinity Group
6:00 PM-7:30 PM
February 09
Partners Breakfast Club
8:00 AM-8:30 AM
February 10
Goldsoundz
7:00 PM
February 11
Student Plays
7:00 PM
February 13
10th Grade Parent & Student Workshop- option 2
6:30 PM-8:30 PM
February 17
SCHOOL CLOSED Professional Activities Day
February 20
SCHOOL CLOSED for President’s Day
February 24
WInter Exhibition: Architecture
February 25
Parents’ Association Family Bingo
12:00 PM-4:00 PM
February 25
Children’s Concert
10:30 AM-11:30 AM
February 28
Parents’ Association Speaker: Kenneth Ginsberg, MD, MS Ed.
7:00 PM-8:30 PM
March 01
MIDDLE SCHOOL CLOSED for Parent Conferences
March 01
Parent Conferences- MS Closed
8:30 AM-4:00 PM
March 02
Partners Breakfast Club
8:00 AM-8:30 AM
March 02
10th Grade Parent and Student Meeting
7:00 PM-8:30 PM
March 03
LOWER SCHOOL CLOSED for Parent Conferences
March 04
Parents’ Association Family Bingo – Rain Date
12:00 PM-4:00 PM
March 04
Children’s Concert – Rain Date
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
March 07
Chipotle Fundraiser for Prom
4:00 PM-8:00 PM
March 09
Exploratory Learning Week
March 09
LOWER SCHOOL CLOSED for Parent Conferences
March 10
8th Grade Production
7:00 PM-9:00 PM
March 10
MS ACACiA Day
March 10
MS Brown and White Basketball
1:30 PM-3:15 PM
March 14
SCHOOL CLOSED for Spring Break
March 15
SCHOOL CLOSED for Spring Break
March 21
SCHOOL CLOSED for Spring Break
April 04
Parent Affinity Group
6:00 PM-7:30 PM
April 07
SCHOOL CLOSED: Good Friday
April 10
SCHOOL CLOSED (Potential Snow Make-up Day)
April 13
Senior Shows
April 13
11/12 Play
7:00 PM-10:00 PM
April 13
Partners Breakfast Club
8:00 AM-8:30 AM
April 14
11/12 Play
7:00 PM-10:00 PM
April 15
11/12 Play
7:00 PM-10:00 PM
April 15
11/12 Theater Production
2:00 PM-5:00 PM
April 15
11/12 Play
7:00 PM-10:00 PM
April 15
Holi Color Run
11:00 AM-2:00 PM
April 18
Parent Affinity Group
6:00 PM-7:30 PM
April 19
Parents’ Association Speaker: Jean Twenge, PhD
7:00 PM-8:30 PM
April 20
Seniors Last Day of Classes
April 21
Goldsoundz
7:00 PM
April 22
Rise and Shine (ages 3-5) – Music, Music for Everyone, Rhythm and Cues!
10:00 AM-11:30 AM
April 24
Life in the Middle School- Parent Coffee
5:00 PM-6:30 PM
April 25
Twilight Concert
7:00 PM
April 26
8th Grade Park Connects Parent Discussion
7:00 PM-8:00 PM
April 27
Strings Concert
7:00 PM
April 28
US Instrumental Ensembles Concert and International Jazz Day Celebration
7:00 PM
April 28
7th Grade Trip
May 01
Orientation to the Upper School, Part 1 for Rising and New 9th Grade
7:00 PM-8:30 PM
May 04
Parent Affinity Group
6:00 PM-7:30 PM
May 09
Rising 6th Grade and New Middle School Parent Meeting
6:30 PM-8:00 PM
May 11
Partners Breakfast Club
8:00 AM-8:30 AM
May 12
May Day
11:00 AM-3:00 PM
May 12
MS Student Social
7:00 PM-9:00 PM
May 12
May Day
11:00 AM-2:00 PM
May 16
VocalConcert
6:00 PM-8:00 PM
May 16
Take a First Look (All Grades)
8:45 AM-10:00 AM
May 17
Parent Affinity Group
6:00 PM-7:30 PM
May 18
9/10 Play
7:00 PM
May 19
Tech Rehearsal 9/10 Production
3:00 PM-9:00 PM
May 19
9/10 Play
7:00 PM
May 20
Rise and Shine (ages 3-5) – Boat Building and Launch
10:00 AM-11:30 AM
May 20
Arts
2:00 PM-4:30 PM
May 20
9/0 Play
7:00 PM
May 20
9/10 Play
7:00 PM
May 24
7th Grade Monument Dessert Night
6:30 PM-8:00 PM
May 25
7th Grade Monument Display
May 29
SCHOOL CLOSED for Memorial Day
May 31
MS 8th Grade Advoc8 Documentation Day
10:45 AM-12:45 PM
June 01
Partners Pool Party
3:00 PM-4:30 PM
June 01
Acting Classes Scene Night
7:00 PM-9:00 PM
June 02
Parents’ Association Closing Meeting + Activity
8:15 AM-9:30 AM
June 02
All School Show
June 02
8th Grade Trip
June 02
Goldsoundz
6:30 PM
June 07
Senior Project Presenations
10:00 AM-12:00 PM
PHILOSOPHER AND EDUCATOR JOHN DEWEY

“Education is not preparation for life; Education is life itself.”