Park`s motto "simplicity and sincerity" means that we cherish childhood.
We celebrate the ages from 4 to 14, 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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 558 students
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Mar. 10

Top Rankings

The Park School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for:

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Attribute
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
1888

Student Body

Total Students
558 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
43%
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade
The Park School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
90 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size
14 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Mar. 10
Tuition Notes
PreK-Grade 4: $39,600 Grades 5-8: $48,000 Our tuition also includes all expenses for Technology (Chromebooks and iPads) Lunch program Textbooks Mandatory field trip costs, including overnight trips
% on Financial Aid
21%
Admissions Director
Merle Jacobs
Admissions Associate
Jonathan Prosky
Endowment Size
$51 million

Sports

Extracurriculars

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)

School Notes

  • Park is dedicated to the 10 most transformational school years the era of childhood and early adolescence the ages of 4 to 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. 
Profile last updated: 07/29/2021

School Reviews

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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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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 558 students
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Mar. 10

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The average private school tuition in Norfolk County, MA is $23,900 for elementary schools and $32,257 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Norfolk County, MA is 69% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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