We believe that the opportunity to attend The Park School should be available to all. To that end, we offer tuition assistance awards and merit scholarships to assist with annual tuition costs. Through the generosity of many alumni, past parents, and other friends of the School, endowed scholarship funds support tuition assistance for talented young people. Please review the options listed below and email our office for more information.

Learning Leader Merit Scholarship - Any Student Entering Grade 9

The Learning Leader Merit Scholarship is a merit award created for a current Park 8th grade student rising to 9th grade, and a new incoming 9th grade student. The scholarship is equal to 50% of tuition and is renewable each year on the basis of ongoing leadership performance in academics and community life. Award winners will be selected for their previous academic achievement and demonstrated leadership in one or more of the following areas:
  • Extracurricular organizations and/or sports in the school
  • Community service
  • Involvement in the community outside the school
All applicants must submit the Learning Leader Scholarship Application by February 1, 2020 for the start of the next academic year.

John R. Oishei Foundation Scholarship Program - New Incoming Grade 9 Student

The Park School receives an annual grant from the Oishei Foundation of Buffalo to fund a four-year full tuition Oishei Scholarship for one incoming 9th grader. The goal of this program is to provide an independent upper school education to economically disadvantaged students of color. Oishei Scholars are selected on the basis of academic achievement, demonstrated involvement in community service, and financial need. Family income must be less than $65,000 to be eligible for this scholarship. The Park School invites three eighth grader students each year to apply for the Oishei Scholarship.

Students must apply and be accepted to The Park School. Students must then submit a a Declaration of Intent (provided by Park after January 19th) by January 25, 2020 and complete an Oishei Scholarship application  by February 9, 2020.

Cullen Scholars Program - Any Student Entering Grade 5 or 9

The Cullen Scholars Program is a needs-based program that awards scholarships to a high-achieving student, who resides in Erie county, to attend a private school such as The Park School. A student entering grade 5 or 9 with a "B" or above average, who's family meets the household income criteria established by the Cullen Foundation, and is nominated by Park, is eligible to apply.  Students of color are given preference. Scholarships cover part of the tuition and are renewable for up to four years, contingent on meeting academic and financial criteria each year. If your student is selected as a Cullen Scholar, he or she will participate in Buffalo Prep High School and College Prep as part of their program. Buffalo prep offers high school students arts-integrated, academic enrichment experiences throughout the year.

Students must apply and be accepted to The Park School or must be a currently matriculated grade 4 student. If the student is nominated by Park to be a Cullen Scholar, the student will be notified and may apply through the online. The application for the Cullen Scholarship is due on February 8, 2020.

S. Douglas Cornell '31 Scholarship - Any Student Entering Grade 9

The S. Douglas Cornell ’31 Scholarship is a merit and needs-based award created for a current Park 8th grade student rising to 9th grade, or an incoming ninth grade student, with a particular interest in the sciences. The scholarship will equal 100% of the tuition and will be renewable each year on the basis of ongoing performance in academics and community life. There is only one S. Douglas Cornell ’31 Scholar at Park School at any given time; it is not awarded again until the student graduates.

Bison Fund - All Students Entering Grades K - 8

The BISON Children's Scholarship fund is a tuition assistance program for economically disadvantaged children living in Western NewYork wishing to attend a private school of their choice. Students entering grades kindergarten through grade eight may apply. The application is due between January and April. More details and the application are available at www.bisonfund.com.
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Other Scholarships

The Park School has many other scholarships that all students are considered for during the enrollment and re-enrollment process. These scholarships are typically need based and students who qualify for Flexible Tuition will be considered. Some of these include:

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  • Helen R. Long Scholarship Fund

    Established in 1994 by past parent and former trustee Peggy Dodd in memory of her good friends and Park’s long time head of the middle school and lower schools, Helen R. Long.
  • Jonah Bernstein Memorial Scholarship Fund

    Established in 2007, this fund supports the tuition of a student throughout his or her years at Park and honors the memory of a long time Park School student who passed away when he was in 9th grade.
  • Pauvre Philippe Scholarship Fund

    This scholarship, established in 1980 by artist, former faculty member, trustee and past parent, Taddy Taylor Dann ’47, provides financial aid to students in need. It is funded using the proceeds from the sales of a delightful book for children entitled The Perils of Pauvre Philippe which Dann created.
  • M. Adolphus and Jeannette Bailey Cheek Scholarship Fund

    Created by a group of alumni in 1999, the fund memorializes former headmaster, Dolph Cheek, who served from 1936-51, and his wife, history teacher, Jeannette Cheek. It provides a scholarship for an upper school student demonstrating financial need.
  • Taylor Fund

    Established by past parent Reginald Taylor in the early 1960s to provide financial assistance to an upper school student.
  • Tweeden-Dow Scholarship Fund

    To honor his mother and the memory of Burton C. Dow and James P. Dow ’47, Harold Tweeden established this fund in 1997. The Fund supports a partial scholarship for a student in grades 7-12.
  • Walker Family Fund

    Established in 1994 by past parent and former trustee Charles W. Walker ’31 and his family, this fund provides two partial scholarships.
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.

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