• 1:8 faculty to student ratio
  • Average section/class size: 15 students
  • AP courses in each academic discipline
  • French exploration begins in grade 1
  • Personalized college counseling
  • Competitive college placement with 100% of students accepted to college
  • Opportunities for independent study


  • All students participate in art, music, and drama
  • Free individual string music lessons available to all students
  • Instrumental ensembles in each division
  • Vocal music training and choirs in each division
  • Dramatic productions at all grade levels
  • Artists-in-Residence programs
  • Opportunities for independent study


  • Team sport available from grades 1 to 12
  • Championship athletics programs - 26 competitive teams in 7 sports
  • All students have the opportunity to play varsity interscholastic sports
  • Ability to participate in other competitive sports with partner organizations including crew, dance, and horseback riding
  • 2 gyms and 3 playing fields
  • Varsity boys and girls basketball teams compete in the Monsignor Martin League

Student Life

  • Students have daily opportunities to be partners in their educations
  • Emphasis on academic community creates strong teacher/student relationships
  • Strong advisory programs for students in middle and upper schools
  • Curricular and co-curricular emphasis on character development
  • Community service in all grades
  • Active student government from kindergarten through grade 12
  • Numerous traditions and cross-divisional events create a truly joyful community


  • Founded in 1912
  • Western New York’s only independent coeducational day school serving students in prekindergarten through grade 12
  • Accredited by the New York Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS) 
  • Accredited by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
  • 34-acre campus with pond, marsh, gardens, and other environmental teaching centers
  • 14 buildings, including academic buildings, library, theatre, two gymnasiums, greenhouse, and creative arts building with two painting studios, ceramics studio, photography lab, and woodshop
  • School colors: orange and brown

By the Numbers

  • Diverse student body representing 44 zip codes and 5 countries
  • 291 students, Prekindergarten to grade 12
  • 31% students of color
  • 43% of students receive some tuition assistance
  • 8% international students in the upper school
Founded in 1912, The Park School of Buffalo has the distinction of being one of the oldest Progressive schools in the country. Park is an independent, co-educational school serving approximately 300 students enrolled in prekindergarten (3 and 4 year olds), lower school (kindergarten through grade 4), middle school (grades 5 through 8), and upper school (grades 9 through 12). Park is uniquely situated on 34 beautiful acres in Amherst, New York. The School’s campus – formerly a farm – includes a pond, marsh, gardens, and a greenhouse while being located just minutes from downtown Buffalo and easily accessible from many communities throughout Western New York. Park’s educational philosophy embraces active, student-centered learning, delivered by exceptional teachers who design and continuously update a robust curriculum. Faculty members approach each student as an individual within the context of a kind and respectful community. From the preschool years through college preparation, The Park School of Buffalo helps learners realize their own unique potentials and prepares them to be confident, successful, life-long learners.

The Park School Of Buffalo

4625 Harlem Road
Snyder, NY 14226
Receptionist: 716-839-1242
Voicemail: 716-839-1243
Fax: 716-839-2014