Park Day School

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Tel: (510)653-0317
  • Classes, lessons, and experiences at Park Day emphasize creativity, exploration, and discovery.
  • We value each student`s ability to take risks, think critically, build lifelong friendships, and contribute to the world around them.
  • At Park Day School we educate students about social justice and help them understand their power to make positive change.
  • Through the selection of literature, the study of history, and the exploration of scientific discoveries, underrepresented voices are highlighted throughout the curriculum.
  • Through this exposure, Park Day students develop strong academic skills along with compassion, a sense of fairness, a commitment to activism, and global awareness.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.State or regional independent school association
Other school association(s)
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded1976

Student Body

Total Students314 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
42%
State avg.: 43%
Students by GradePark Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers38 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
65%
Average Class Size16 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 19 / rolling
Tuition Noteswww.parkdayschool.org/tuition
% on Financial Aid
35%
Admissions DirectorJosie AG Shapiro
Admissions AssociateAmalia Bob-Waksberg

Sports

Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBallet, Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, VolleyballBalletBasketball,
Cross CountryFlag Football,
Track and FieldUltimate Frisbee,
Volleyball

School Notes

  • Since 1976, Park Day`s progressive approach to education has embraced a vigorous curriculum within a joyful learning environment. Classes, lessons, and experiences at Park Day emphasize creativity, exploration, and discovery. We value each student`s ability to take risks, think critically, build lifelong friendships, and contribute to the world around them.
  • At Park Day School we educate students about social justice and help them understand their power to make positive change. Through the selection of literature, the study of history, and the exploration of scientific discoveries, underrepresented voices are highlighted throughout the curriculum. Through this exposure, Park Day students develop strong academic skills along with compassion, a sense of fairness, a commitment to activism, and global awareness. 
  • Our graduates are community members who approach challenges from multiple perspectives and have the confidence to question, create and contribute when they venture into the world. While at school, students thrive both in and out of the classroom, approaching a variety of academic challenges as designers, makers and analytic thinkers. They study and grow in our gardens, playground, sports field, neighborhood, and the wider Bay Area-- participating in field work, and benefitting from an array of community partnerships throughout Oakland and Northern California.
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School Reviews

5  10/14/2017
Park Day has been such an incredible experience for our family. Our children's transition to the Park Day middle school was seamless. The teachers, staff and community are so welcoming. There is such talent and expertise in the way Park approaches learning making it engaging and meaningful for students.We continue to be impressed with Park's academic excellence and how well our children understand and want to share the content they are learning. My very shy and reserve children have found their voice not only for themselves but for others that need support. We appreciate how Park integrates a social justice focus and social emotional development opportunities into a rigorous academic curriculum and culture of the school.My children are developing their sense of self and an awareness of their role in the community and greater world. They demonstrate the confidence to do the right thing and intellect to communicate why.The school does an excellent job with parent education to ensure our collective efforts to support the students are aligned.We are extremely grateful to be part of the Park Day community and recommend touring the school to get a glimpse of its magic.
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