School Details

The Park School

171 Goddard Avenue, Brookline, MA 02445
(617) 277-2456

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Private Grades PK-9 553 students Unknown students/teacher

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About this school

The Park School is a private middle school in Brookline. 553 students go to The Park School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Asian. Southfield School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish


  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 80% %
Multiracial 4% %
Asian 4% %
Hispanic 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 10% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    WOW!! Nirvana. Kids are fortunate to have amazing teachers small classes beautiful environment. Can't say enough about how caring the faculty is. Kids supportive and non competitive they are given the true gift of an amazing education.

  • (1 year ago)

    Having started in 6th grade it was difficult fitting in and previously being from public school Park is sort of like a giant bubble protecting you from the outside. But in the end your grade becomes your family (a cliquey one...but you've gotta love em'). You make life long friendships and some of the teachers are amazing really amazing. The academics are good...not great...but good. The athletics are great...although gym class can get a little intense. The theatre and art programs are great...and I LOVE the directors. Overall I would really recommend this school to anyone looking for a tight nit community.

  • (3 years ago)

    I am a former student and have now completed my first quarter at one of the most competitive high schools in the nation. It is safe to say that the humanities do not prepare well for writing as I received As and A-s on papers w/ the rare B+. My best grade now is a B+ and my paper avg. is a low B. The math is awful at Park but I've never had a problem. I agree that the department is stubborn about acceleration. Most kids from Park would have to be in one of the 2 lower level math classes to get above a C. The language department prepares well except that classes are not conducted in the language until 9th grade. That can be a shock in high school. The history department is not very good as most classes are lecture and presentation based w/ papers that encourage long hours over thinking. I cannot say how the science department did on preparation as I am not taking a science yet. But the 7th grade science is awful. 8th grade science can actually be fun. Park's social environment is good for normal kids but super-nerds do not thrive. The secondary school counseling program is stellar as many unqualified individuals attend fantastic high schools. Many do attend worse ones though.

  • (4 years ago)

    I was bullied within an inch of my life at this school. Yes academically it was good but I would give anything not to have gone there. It has permanently scarred me

  • (4 years ago)

    Amazing nurturing environment with caring and smart faculty small class-size (14 average) great after-school sports and drama.

  • (5 years ago)

    In my nine years there i have never ever had a problem! I have grown so much!

  • (7 years ago)

    Park school is a fabuolus school for the smart fun people of the world!

  • (8 years ago)

    Decent preparation for high school; most faculty are good and several are great. The administration can be innefective and frustrating at times and kids with the ability to achieve above the level of their classes are generally frustrated. Better for lower grades than 6-9.

  • (8 years ago)

    Caring loving setting for academic exellence.

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