Co-Curricular Programs

At The Park School, students experience more than rigorous academics. They are also expected to serve their community, delve deeply into their studies, and to participate in sports and other extracurricular activities such as...

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  • Clubs

    Park's many extracurricular activities include:

    • Ecology Club
    • Gay/Straight Alliance
    • Philosophy Club
    • MasterMinds
    • Mock Trial
    • Model UN
    • Outdoor Club
    • NFJC (National Federation for Just Communities)
    • Miled Road (creative writing)
    • Public Speaking
    • Running and Yoga Clubs
    • Sino-American Fusion

    Clubs typically meet during midday, before school, or after school. Park's award winning yearbook, The Spark, and our media production program, are offered as credit bearing courses.
  • Community Service

    Part of Park's mission is to make our students active, contributing members of their community. Park requires all Upper School students to volunteer at least 20 hours of community service each year, monitored by a faculty member. The community service activities range from participating in "Just Chillin", a winter sleep-out to raise money and awareness for the homeless or helping at school functions to volunteering for a political campaign or with a broad variety of local human service agencies. Alumni have let us know that our early emphasis on community service has led them to continued volunteerism throughout their lives.

    Park students also serve on community leadership boards such as Leadership Buffalo Youth Council, Amherst Town Youth Board and the Erie County Youth Board.
  • Country Fair

    Country Fair is an all-school community event held every October on the School’s campus. Each class plans at least one game booth or activity for the event that will run for at least three hours. Advisors work closely with their advisees to organize for the event, submitting the necessary paperwork for tables, chairs, electrical equipment and other needed supplies. Students take turns working their booths. Proceeds earned from the event benefit the United Way as well as individual class treasuries.
  • Immersion

    Park's Immersion programs are not vacations or class trops; rather, they involve year-long academic study for students in a world outside their own, offering opportunities to learn, discover, and explore. For each immersion, students spend their year on an in-depth study of their destination's history, literature, science, culture, and practices. Immersion trips vary from historical and cultural tours of foreign lands such as Greece, Japan, and Peru, to hands-on studies of skills including photography and photojournalism or physically demanding excursions such as a week-long hike of the Appalachian Trail. Most immersion experiences incorporate some form of community service as well.
  • Upper School Student Government

    At Park, the Upper School Student Government plays a substantial role in daily life. Student government members plan school-wide events such as the annual Country Fair, hosts twice weekly morning informational meetings for Upper School students and faculty, and send an active representative to Park's Board of Trustees. Serving on the Upper School Student Government gives student leaders hands-on experience in responsibility and civic duty.
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