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

March 05
8th Grade Production: A Wrinkle In Time
7:00 PM-9:00 PM
March 06
8th Grade Production: A Wrinkle In Time
7:00 PM-9:00 PM
March 07
ELW
8:30 AM-3:15 PM
March 07
8th Grade Production: A Wrinkle In Time
7:00 PM-9:00 PM
March 07
LOWER SCHOOL CLOSED for Parent Conferences
March 11
SCHOOL CLOSED for Spring Break
March 12
SCHOOL CLOSED for Spring Break
March 13
SCHOOL CLOSED for Spring Break
March 14
SCHOOL CLOSED for Spring Break
March 15
SCHOOL CLOSED for Spring Break
March 18
SCHOOL CLOSED for Spring Break
March 19
SCHOOL CLOSED for Professional Activities Day
March 26
College Counseling Preview for Sophomores and Families
6:30 PM-7:30 PM
March 26
Chipotle Fundraiser
4:00 PM-8:00 PM
March 27
4th and 5th grade Park Connects Workshop and Parent Discussion
6:00 PM-8:00 PM
March 28
Middle School Acacia Day
8:00 AM-3:00 PM
March 29
SCHOOL CLOSED: Good Friday
April 01
SCHOOL CLOSED (Potential Snow Make-up Day)
April 05
Senior Shows 2024
April 05
Senior Shows Reception
1:30 PM-3:30 PM
April 06
Holi Color Run
11:00 AM-2:00 PM
April 08
Morning Meetup with Matt Doyle
9:00 AM-10:00 AM
April 08
6th grade Park Connects Parent Discussion #2
7:00 PM-8:00 PM
April 10
Spring Production: The Tragedy of Macbeth
3:45 PM-6:15 PM
April 11
Spring Production: The Tragedy of Macbeth
7:00 PM-9:30 PM
April 12
Spring Production: The Tragedy of Macbeth
7:00 PM-9:30 PM
April 13
Spring Production: The Tragedy of Macbeth
7:00 PM-9:30 PM
April 13
Spring Production: The Tragedy of Macbeth
2:00 PM-4:30 PM
April 18
Seniors’ Last Day of Classes
April 18
8th grade Park Connects Parent Discussion #2
7:00 PM-8:00 PM
April 19
Goldsoundz
7:00 PM-10:00 PM
April 19
7th Grade Trip
April 20
Invasive Species Removal Day
9:00 AM-11:00 AM
April 20
Rise and Shine
10:00 AM-11:30 AM
April 20
Holi Run Rain Date
11:00 AM-2:00 PM
April 23
Upper School Choral Twilight Concert
7:00 PM-9:00 PM
April 25
Lower, Middle & Upper School Strings Concert
7:00 PM-8:30 PM
April 29
Life in the Middle School – Parent Coffee
5:00 PM-6:30 PM
April 30
Lower, Middle & Upper School Jazz Concert
7:00 PM-9:00 PM
May 01
Orientation Part 1 for Rising and New 9th Grade Students
7:00 PM-8:30 PM
May 07
Lower, Middle & Upper School Band Concert
7:00 PM-8:00 PM
May 08
Rising 6th Grade and New Middle School Parent Meeting
6:30 PM-8:00 PM
May 09
9th Grade Park Connects Parent Discussion #2
7:00 PM-8:00 PM
May 10
May Day
11:00 AM-3:00 PM
May 14
Lower & Middle School Vocal Concert
6:00 PM-8:30 PM
May 14
Take a First Look (all grades)
8:45 AM-10:00 AM
May 15
9/10 Production: Class
3:30 PM-5:00 PM
May 16
9/10 Production: Class
7:00 PM-9:00 PM
May 17
May Day (Rain Date)
11:00 AM-3:00 PM
May 17
9/10 Production: Class
7:00 PM-9:00 PM
May 18
9/10 Production: Class
7:00 PM-9:00 PM
May 18
9/10 Production: Class
2:00 PM-4:00 PM
May 18
Rise and Shine
10:00 AM-11:30 AM
May 21
Middle School 8th Grade Advoc8 Documentation Day
10:45 AM-12:45 PM
May 21
Senior Panel for Juniors and Families
7:00 PM-8:00 PM
May 22
Activist Project Museum Open House
6:30 PM-8:00 PM
May 24
Goldsoundz
7:00 PM-10:00 PM
May 24
All School Show: Eyes
May 27
SCHOOL CLOSED for Memorial Day
May 30
Activist Project Museum Family Open House
5:00 PM-7:00 PM
May 31
8th Grade Trip
June 01
Prom
7:00 PM-10:00 PM
June 05
Senior Project Presentations
10:00 AM-12:00 PM
June 05
Senior Projects Luncheon
12:15 PM-1:30 PM
June 06
8th Grade Field Day
8:30 AM-1:00 PM
June 07
8th Grade Closing Ceremony
11:00 AM-12:30 PM
June 07
8th Grade Closing Reception
12:30 PM-1:30 PM
June 07
Last Day of School
June 10
Commencement
11:00 AM-1:30 PM
June 11
Essay Writing Workshop for Seniors
2:00 PM-4:00 PM
PHILOSOPHER AND EDUCATOR JOHN DEWEY

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