Active Learning for Life

For more than 100 years, Park has embraced a progressive educational philosophy which embraces four dimensions:

Experiential Learning. Park students are routinely presented with hands-on lessons that foster "learning by doing," and are often asked rigorous questions that challenge them to make true meaning of, and to deeply understand what, they are learning.

A Park School education takes place in and out of the classroom, and uses our 34-acre campus and its playing fields, playgrounds, pond, and ecology centers as learning tools. It is a place where all of our students engage in some form of year-round, outside play.

Respect of the Individual. Park is a wonderfully inclusive and joyful community in which all students find ways to actively contribute to the life of the School. We pride ourselves on the quality of the individual attention that each student receives, as well as the collective relationships that we all enjoy.

Sense of Community. Our ‘Life Rules’ of respect, responsibility, honesty, and kindness permeate our interactions and curriculum--from our youngest learners to our faculty and staff. A focus on these fundamental qualities of personal interaction foster a sense of community and caring for one another each and every day.

Active Learning for Life. The ultimate goal of a Park School education is to prepare students to be active learners for life, starting with their transition to college. We also understand that college and work are not destinations in and of themselves, but are merely formative experiences in the journey of living a meaningful life.

Check our Learning Snapshots Blog for a glimpse of our active learning each week.
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