The Park School of Buffalo is our region’s premiere Progressive School for students in PreKindergarten through Grade 12. Here’s what that means in plain language.

Park is Individually Focused - Progressive Education calls for schools to pay attention to who your child is as a unique, individual learner. We believe that our students are best served when we know how they learn, and approach their education accordingly.

Park is Experiential - Progressive Schools believe that experience is the best teacher, and that learning is strongest when we leave room for making mistakes, and for the incredible growth that follows them. Park believes in Learning by Doing.

Park is a Community - Progressive Educators know that students value their schooling more when they feel a responsibility to it. Park’s intentional, universal focus on kindness and strong community means that our students care about themselves, their places in our community, and each other.

How this impacts students…  Park’s motto is Veritas et Gaudium - Truth and Joy. More than century of experience shows us that Park students leave us for college and the wider world as intellectually curious, self-confident, resilient, good citizens. They engage the world around them, knowing who they are and how they can contribute to the greater good. Park students are true Pioneers!
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