Athletics and Physical Education

Park's dedication to educating the whole child is apparent in our approach to athletics. Every student participates in regularly scheduled physical education classes and has the opportunity to play interscholastic sports.

Our small size allows us to focus on individual athletes. Our size also means that Park student-athletes have opportunities to play that are not available to students at larger schools.

From developmental and competitive soccer for students as young as first grade, to championship level basketball and soccer in our Upper School, Park athletic program concentrates on strengthening mind and body.

Competing individually or as part of a team leads to consistent success on and off the field. At Park, student athletes learn valuable life skills by being active, contributing members of the teams they join.

Our Sports

Lower School. Students in grades 1-4 have the opportunity to participate co-ed soccer teams during the spring athletic season. Students in grade 1 practice with the team during the fall athletic season. Boys and girls in grade 4 may play on either of their respective grades 5 & 6 combined basketball teams during the winter athletic season pending parent approval.

Middle School. Students have the opportunity to participate in the following team sports: Students in grades 5 & 6 Soccer and Basketball; Students in grades 7 & 8 Soccer and Basketball. In addition, all Middle School students may participate in intramural tennis.

Upper School. Students have the opportunity to participate in the following team sports: Boys and Girls Varsity Soccer; Boys and Girls Varsity Bowling; Boys and Girls Varsity Basketball; Boys and Girls Varsity Tennis; Boys Varsity Lacrosse; Girls Modified Lacrosse: Boys Varsity Golf and Girls Varsity Softball.

Contract Sports. Students may also choose to pursue individual sports such as crew, dance, squash, fencing, and sailing partner organizations. Students enter into a contract with the Athletic Department to complete a sports requirement that is the equivalent of participating on a Park School team.

Intramurals. Middle and Upper School students are offered a wide variety of intramural sports opportunities including skiing, floor hockey, cycling, running, yoga, and hiking to name a few. These activities change yearly and are offered based on student interests.
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

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Snyder, NY 14226
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