Discover a school that will nurture your child’s love of learning. Within Park Day’s Kindergarten-8th grade program, lessons and experiences emphasize creativity, collaboration, and discovery.
Talented teachers guide students to find personal connection points and discover the fun in learning. Park Day recognizes that every child is unique and is committed to helping each student understand their own power to make positive change in their world.
Through a hands-on, experiential approach, educators work closely with students to encourage taking academic risks while applying new skills to engage in “real-world” issues. Shaped by a social justice framework, Park Day students develop strong academic skills alongside compassion and a sense of fairness. Graduates approach challenges from multiple perspectives, are confident in their abilities, and possess a sense of belonging and intrinsic motivation they can always rely on.
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Fast forward to now, one year later, and that same committed energy to joyful learning and social justice have rung true every day across all aspects of our family's experience. It is said a lot in a lot of places out there, but Park Day School is truly a community. We are still early on in our journey at the school, but are so looking forward to all that is to come.
We highly recommend Park Day School to our friends and neighbors in the Oakland community!
The Park Day education emphasizes critical thinking. Students are asked to be curious and collaborative, identify issues and discover and formulate solutions. It's not about how well a student does on tests (there are no tests in lower grades), it's about how a student is doing as a whole: what and how they think, how they work with others, what are their strengths and where could they improve.
The Park Day teachers are teaching kids how to be citizens of the world, to identify problems and to take action, to embrace and champion differences and diversity, to care for others, to be curious and confident, and to really think.