For more than 100 years, Park has embraced an educational philosophy best described as “Active Learning for Life” which embraces four dimensions:
Mental engagement. 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.
Physical energy. 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.
Personal involvement. 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.
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.