Spotlight on Park Day School - 510 Families

Spotlight on Park Day School

Thanks to our sponsor: Park Day School is a progressive K-8 campus nestled in Oakland’s Temescal neighborhood.

two children reading 8th grade & kindergarten reading buddies. Courtesy of Park Day School
8th grade & kindergarten reading buddies | Photo: Park Day School

About Park Day School in Oakland

Park Day School provides a strong academic foundation where students love learning and develop intrinsic motivation. Considering other perspectives — the foundation of social justice — weaves through the curriculum and helps students hone empathy, compassion, and a sense of community. Hear from Head of School, Angela Taylor, as she describes the school’s Progressive Ed program below.

Angela Taylor: Progressive Education from Park Day School on Vimeo.

Student Projects With Impact

Student projects are cross-disciplinary involving field trips to explore, research, or interview experts. These projects often culminate in a collaborative student presentation or a wider-reaching benefit to the larger community. Examples of student projects include one where third-grade students helped the Black-crowned Night-Heron become the Official Bird of Oakland and another project where students partnered with Sogorea Te Land Trust to create a community art installation as part of their efforts to uncover and celebrate underrepresented histories in Oakland.

child hammering in nail
Park Day woodworker in the Innovation Workshop. | Photo: Park Day School.

What Parents Say about Park Day School

“If you’re looking for a school that will tend to the whole person, help cultivate a life-long love of learning, build your child’s resilience and model kindness and compassion, you really couldn’t ask for better. Plus, terrific hands-on learning opportunities, design-focused modules and lots of outdoor space.”
~ Park Day School parent of two daughters [link to full quote here]

Plan Your Visit to Oakland’s Park Day School

Complete an inquiry form then register to visit the Park Day School campus for a tour or open house event.

Key Dates for touring and applying

Prospective families can see Park Day for themselves on Saturday, Jan. 6 during Open Campus or visit Wednesday mornings from October through Jan. 17.

Jan 6 – Open Campus Program Showcase & Student Activities Program
Jan 16 – K-8 applications due. How to apply >

Location: 360 42nd St, Oakland
Phone: 510.653.0317
Website >
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2 Kindergarten students playing math games on the floor of a classroom
Kindergarten students playing math games. | Photo: Park Day School

Thanks again to Park Day School.

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