Park Day School

  • Park Day School is a diverse, independent K-8 school with a 40-year history of progressive education.
  • We believe a successful learner is one who is confident, compassionate, 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 inspires 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.
  • 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.

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 310 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
39%
State avg.: 43%
Students by Grade Park Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 27 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
25%
Average Class Size 16 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 20 / rolling
Tuition Notes Please look on website for information about tuition costs each year
% on Financial Aid
33%
Admissions Director Josie AG Shapiro
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