The Park School
- Park`s motto "simplicity and sincerity" means that we cherish childhood.
- We celebrate the ages from 414, the most transformative and dynamic decade in children`s lives.
- Throughout these crucial years, we remain student-centered and focused on the whole child: the intellectual, academic, creative, social-emotional, and physical development of each student.
- At Park, students develop a passion for learning in an environment that is both nurturing and challenging.
- Our outstanding teachers get to know each child through small classes and an active partnership with families.
- We offer after-school programs, generous financial aid, and transportation.
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)|
|Grades Offered||Grades Prekindergarten-8|
|Total Students||535 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 23%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||90 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||6:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree|
|Average Class Size||14 students|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|Matriculation DataMatric. Data||Link to Matriculation Data|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||Jan. 10|
|Tuition Notes||Tuition ranges from $30,420 for Pre-Kindergarten to $46,000 for Grade 8, which includes the cost of international travel for all 8th graders. Our tuition also includes all expenses for textbooks, athletics, field trips, recess refreshments, and lunch.|
|% on Financial Aid|
|Admissions Director||Merle Jacobs|
|Admissions Associate||Jonathan Prosky|
|Endowment Size||$53 million|
|Total Sports Offered||11 sports|
|Sports||Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Flag Football, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBasketball, Cross Country,|
Field Hockey, Flag Football,
Ice Hockey, Lacrosse,
Track and Field, Volleyball,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||14 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Club or Organization:|
Assorted Elective Activities (Lower Division), Chess Club, Coding Club, Garden Club, Math Club, Model UN (Upper Division), Robotics Club
Arts and Music Programs:
Fall Play (Upper Division), Private Musical Instrument Lessons (cello,guitar and piano), Spring Play (Upper Division), Storybook Theatre/Freelance Players (Lower Division), Winter Musical (Upper Division)
Recreational Athletic Programs:
Girls on the Run (Lower Division), Soccer Skills (Lower Division)
- Park is dedicated to the 10 most transformational school years the era of childhood and early adolescence the ages of 4 14. Along every step of their educational journey, children are challenged intellectually with academic experiences that spark curiosity and foster a love of learning that prepare them for success in their next schools, colleges, and beyond.
- Our small classes enable teachers to know and value each student and encourage them to develop their "whole selves." We`re a close-knit school that deeply values equity and inclusion.
- Located on 34 acres near Jamaica Pond, Park feels like a neighborhood school but reflects the diversity of metropolitan Boston. We work to build a strong sense of community among people from many different races, family configurations, financial means, and life experiences.
- We offer after-school programs, transportation, and generous financial aid.
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- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Cambridge Grades: PK-12 | 1015 students
80 Gerry's Landing Rd
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 547-6100 3.9 PK-12
- Boston Grades: NS-8 | 120 students
530 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 266-0028 2.9 NS-8
I've been going to The Park School for 7 years and I haven't always enjoyed my time here. There are kids in my grade who are so focused on political correctness that they don't have the capacity to understand different points of view. Many teachers (with some exceptions of course) expect much more respect than they are willing to give. When a student is having a problem that can't be resolved quietly, they just let the matter sit and simply say, "There's nothing we can do about that." There are a few kids in the school who are 'untouchable' they have behavioral problems that the school doesn't know how to handle so they let the kid(s) have free rein and only discipline when it's so offensive that they can't turn the other cheek. My experience up until I went into fourth grade was what I would call a bliss. I wasn't aware of how out of whack my school was and how unfair the disciplinary system was until that year. Although I have been dragging this school through the mud, I have had many good experiences there and it has given me a safe space where I feel I can be myself (besides for that fact that I'm not a diehard Liberal.)
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