Park Day School

360 42nd St,
Oakland, CA, 94609-0946
     Tel: (510)653-0317
Grades: K - 8 | 306 students
Park Day School is a diverse, independent K-8 school with a 30 year history of progressive education.
We believe a successful learner is one who is confident, caring, and creative.
We believe success is measured by a student’s ability to define his or her place in the world, guided by intellectual skills and a social perspective.
Park Day seeks to inspire a passion for learning through a progressive approach to education that values intellectual pursuit and critical thinking, creative expression, self-discovery and a commitment to social justice.
Park Day School adheres to a progressive educational philosophy.
Over a century of professional practice and research shape the progressive view that each child learns not by passively consuming knowledge, but by actively constructing his or her own understanding of material based on prior knowledge, skills, and experience.
In progressive education, the child plays a more active role in his or her own learning, so teachers focus as much on the characteristics of each learner as they do on the quality of academic content.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. State or regional independent school association
Other school association(s)
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 8
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported mild l.d. individually assessed
Year Founded 1976

Student Body

Total Students 306 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 30%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade Park Day School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 27 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 16 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes please look on website for information about tuition costs each year
% on Financial Aid 33%
Admissions Director flo hodes

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is La Cheim School Oakland (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Archway School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is School Of Saint Leo The Great (0.5 miles away)
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  • OaklandArchway School
    250 41st St
    OaklandCA94611
    0.4 mi | 78 students | Gr. K-8                      
  • OaklandPacific Boychoir Academy
    All-boys  | Special Program Emphasis
    215 Ridgeway Avenue
    OaklandCA94611
    (510)652-4722
    All-boys  | Special Program Emphasis
    0.4 mi | 61 students | Gr. 4-8                      
  • OaklandLa Cheim School Oakland
    Special Education School
    5261 Claremont Avenue
    OaklandCA94618
    (510)649-1177
    Special Education School
    0.5 mi | 42 students | Gr. 6-12                      
  • OaklandSchool Of Saint Leo The Great
      (Roman Catholic)
    4238 Howe St
    OaklandCA94611
    (510)654-7828
      (Roman Catholic)
    0.5 mi | 218 students | Gr. PK-8                      
  • OaklandSt. Martin De Porres School
      (Roman Catholic)
    675 41st St
    OaklandCA94609
    (501)832-1757
      (Roman Catholic)
    0.6 mi | 215 students | Gr. K-9                      

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