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360 42nd Street, Oakland, CA 94609 , Tel: +1 (510) 653-0317

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Park Day School Ratings & Reviews

October 04, 2018 Submitted by a parent
Park Day has been a fantastic experience for my daughter so far! She's in her 3rd year at Park Day and will continue until 8th grade. The warm community, top notch academics and progressive model fit together perfectly. There isn't another school in the Bay Area like it!
September 14, 2018 Submitted by a parent
My families experience has been very good! My kids are happy here and each grade and teacher is a new experience and I find this new school year to be a grade appropriate challenge and a lovely intentional container. I personally appreciate the workload and find it fair, challenging, and achievable. There are many schools that offer rigor without context or connection and definitely without the progressive lens that Park Day intends to place on lessons. Each grade feeds on the other and after 8th grade many 9th grade alumni students feel well prepared for high school. So far it looks that way for both my middle schooler and elementary schooler. The parents are involved in this school community, fundraising, and communication. In fact, Many check in with teachers to communicate any places where things can improve or shift or balance out and I watch lots of welcome reception and implementation of new approaches. In middle school my child has been happy, challenged, seen, celebrated, and has enjoyed Park Day. My elementary child has enjoyed a sweet creative lovely experience as well. I'm hopeful that new faculty will take on and expand Park Day's richness and enhance the diversity of insight that our children benefit from.
August 30, 2018 Submitted by a parent
We first discovered Park Day School through the East Bay Mini Maker Faire, and our daughter, who was in pre-school at the time, announced that she wanted to go there. She's loved it since her first day in kindergarten. The teachers and administration are exceptional - not just in teaching kids how to think and learn, but they're also kind, patient, and nurture all the essential skills of being good human beings like resolving conflicts peacefully and without judgement. We also love the school grounds (amazing trees!) and the lunch plan is awesome (healthy & freshly prepared daily). Our daughter is happy, thriving and looks forward to school every day. While it might not be for everyone, we've had a tremendously positive experience.
August 12, 2018 Submitted by a parent
Our daughter attended Park Day School for 6th grade in the 2017/2018 school year and it was not a good experience. The academics were weak, especially math, science, drama, and music. We don’t feel our daughter will be properly prepared for high school academically if she stays at Park Day, so we are considering other schools for the latter half of middle school. The lack of academic rigor was a complaint amongst many 6th grade families. Our daughter told us she didn’t feel she learned anything in math and science in 6th grade, which is hard to hear as a parent. And the drama program was awful, one of the selling points to us about the middle school was the strong theater program and the fact that they put on a 6th grade play—the teacher could not even get the class together enough to put on a play, so there wasn’t one. On the bright side, our daughter had a great experience in 6th grade humanities. Despite its mission to be a social justice driven school, our daughter experienced and witnessed what she considered to be gender and racial bias from administrators, a tone she said was set by the interim head of middle school. The school expects girls to be ‘role models’ and has a high tolerance for disruption in the classroom for boys, but not for girls. Our daughter feels the school is disingenuous in that they talk a lot about the importance of kindness, diversity, and self-advocacy but don’t practice those things on a daily basis.In regards to middle school, based on our experience last year, this school was poorly run has lost its way. The interim head of middle school from last year was just promoted to interim head of school because the previous head of school just resigned (after only a year at the school). I should say that our daughter’s elementary school experience at Park Day was very good. And there is a new middle school head for the 2018/2019 school year—there is hope that she will address some of the issues.
November 04, 2017 Submitted by a parent
Park Day School is a place where my two children (5th and 7th) are thriving, and they have been doing so since Kindergarten. Take a tour! It’s the best way to experience the dynamic and joyful learning environment that is Park Day. And to prepare yourself for the tour, read on…Our middle schooler can’t contain himself when he talks about the brain science they are studying; or the deep dive they take into ancient civilizations, and the building of his ancient Chinese water chain in the Innovation Workshop. Park Day has also cultivated in him a curiosity to dig-in to his challenging math homework. My favorite days are when conversations he has at school about the difference between equality (people getting the same thing) and equity (people getting what they need to be successful) continue at home. Two middle school teachers are new to Park Day this year, but NOT new to teaching (one has 8 yrs teaching middle school, the other 12 yrs). They are great additions! What I also appreciate about Park Day is its Social Justice Initiative, which permeates the entire community. This place doesn’t shy away from “hard” conversations. There are guest speakers for parents to engage in dialogue about diversity and inclusion, and equity is a natural part of every class for our kids. Example: Some middle schoolers chose as their math/science project to estimate how many hours a person would have to work a minimum-wage job to pay off the national debt. Our head of school, Roel Mason-Vivit, brings so much joy and energy to Park Day. He has brown bag lunches with students; holds morning coffees with parents; and sometimes he’s at the AM drop-off to greet us because he understands that there are multiple ways to get to know your community. Roel is also bringing excellent professional development for teachers, and handles with amazing grace and aplomb both the day-to-day and long-term needs of the school. The roughest point was a few years ago with the untimely death of Tom Little, who was head of school for 20+ years. It was a sock in the gut for everyone. Yet Park Day, true to its values, has held every staff member, every student, and every parent through the grieving process. Park Day has been around for 40 years. The alumni go on to do well - and good - in the world with courage, confidence, and an incredible sense of purpose. Now, go take that tour!
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Apartments and homes for rent near Park Day School

Your child’s education is your top priority. We know that because—well, you’re looking at this page, aren’t you? If you think your kid would feel right at home at Park Day School, and you are contemplating moving closer so the little rascal will never miss a class, we have some good news for you and your family. Commute will never be an issue if you pick an apartment within 5 miles of Park Day School, and that should not be hard as you can currently choose from 971 apartments for rent available in this part of Oakland. Not familiar with rent prices in the area? The cheapest apartment near Park Day School is currently at Nook on Valdez, renting for $1,600 per month, but if $17,014 is still within your budget, check out the more luxurious offers at Mason at Hive. Or just do what most other parents do and go for the middle ground—that’s where you get the best value for money most of the time.

Things you should know about Park Day School

Before you start packing, make sure Park Day School is really the best option for your child. To recap, Park Day School is a well-known private K-8 school in Oakland. It is located at 360 42nd Street, Oakland, CA 94609 and it is the second home of 310 students. Please note that available apartments near a given school are filtered by proximity, not by attendance zone. We advise parents to visit the schools in person and contact the admissions offices for further information on school performance and attendance zones before making a final decision.

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