Park graduates are open-minded, self-confident young men and women whose love of learning, flexibility, and strong sense of community serve them well throughout their lives. Park combines a rigorous academic curriculum with extracurricular activities weighted toward academics. Emphasis on clear thinking and cogent expression in both writing and speaking is pervasive in all disciplines. Problem solving, logical thinking, organization and reasoning; critical thinking; and use of current technology are other vital skills built into the Upper School curriculum.
College counseling starts formally in the eleventh grade, based on groundwork set in grades 9 and 10. Students are thoughtfully and knowledgeably guided to colleges that match their individual talents, ambitions, personalities, credentials, and resources. One hundred percent of Park graduates are accepted to college – private, public, selective, inclusive, small, huge, urban, rural, strong tech, strong arts, close to home, far away – wherever it suits them best.