Author: Emma Hobart-Sheran

: May 16, 2024 : Emma Hobart-Sheran : 0

CLIMBING TO NEW HEIGHTS: PARK’S ROPES COURSE

The vision for a ropes course at Park has been brewing for nearly a decade, a testament to the school community’s dedication to providing unique opportunities for student growth. Physical Education Department Head Michelle Young and Kimberly Boyd, Assistant Head of School for Finance and Operations, have been overseeing the project, ensuring the ropes course is more than an adventure, embodying a commitment to pushing boundaries and fostering camaraderie. Funded…

: May 16, 2024 : Emma Hobart-Sheran : 0

THE POWER OF THE SUN: PARK’S JOURNEY TO SOLAR ENERGY

By embracing clean energy in partnership with Select Energy, the School sets an example for other educational institutions looking to navigate the path toward a greener future. This past winter, Park made a significant step forward in our commitment to campus sustainability as we embraced solar energy. The possibility of integrating solar panels into Park’s infrastructure has been in discussion for some years, and we are excited that it’s time…

: May 16, 2024 : Emma Hobart-Sheran : 0

SPARK IS A CATALYST FOR COMMUNITY AND BELONGING

THIS IS A HISTORIC MOMENT FOR THE PARK SCHOOL. Expanding on the work of the last decade, we are now poised to transform our campus and community experience, carrying on the legacy of visionary leadership and bold investment that has shaped Park’s history. In 1971, Park opened the 171 Goddard Avenue campus, moving from a small school building in residential Brookline to the pastoral campus and light-filled building that has…

: May 15, 2024 : Emma Hobart-Sheran : 0

BE A SPARK: RICH AND ELIZA DRACHMAN-JONES QUINCY `98

What do you love most about Park? We love that our children are so happy each day when they walk into school and that they are truly known by their teachers and the Park community. What would your children say they love most about  The girls would say they love their teachers, their friends and chocolate milk day on Fridays! What are some of the highlights for your family? Yule…

: January 31, 2024 : Emma Hobart-Sheran : 0

SPARKing INNOVATION: TRANSFORMING SCIENCE SPACES FOR INSPIRED LEARNING

SPARK’s commitment to creating dynamic and engaging spaces for learning has not only influenced the physical aspects of the science classrooms, but has also fostered an environment where curiosity and exploration thrive. Science teachers Beth Hawkins, Melinda Huffman, and Meg Armour share how SPARK has elevated the educational experience, turning science classrooms into vibrant hubs of inspiration and innovation. From flexible designs that accommodate diverse learning styles, to the integration…

: January 31, 2024 : Emma Hobart-Sheran : 0

LEANING INTO OUR MISSION OF EXCELLENCE

Within its mission of academic excellence, Park emphasizes the importance of helping every child meet their potential. That’s a lofty notion, and yet achieving this goal depends on the recognition that children learn in different ways, at different paces, and they may need to learn different strategies to access that potential. Getting that right is essential. Often, it’s a watchful teacher, sometimes in partnership with parents and guardians, who notices…

: January 30, 2024 : Emma Hobart-Sheran : 0

SAVE THE DATES: THE PARK SCHOOL IS HITTING THE ROAD! 

We are eager to share all of the exciting things happening at Park these days, so we’re taking Park on the road, to connect with alumni, grandparents, parents of alumni, grandparents, parents of alumni, and friends of the School who live at a distance.  Join us, in your city, as we celebrate Park’s past, present, and future. Learn more about the advancements made possible through SPARK, The Campaign for Park, and…

: January 30, 2024 : Emma Hobart-Sheran : 0

BE A SPARK: BRIAN ’94 & LINDSEY SWETT P ’30

Brian and Lindsey Swett with their children Arnie ’30 and Penn. What do you love most about Park? Park has been a true family school for us, as Brian and Brian’s sister Sarah ’98 attended, and now Arnie and hopefully younger brother Penn will soon join. It’s amazing that some of the same teachers that taught Brian are still practicing their craft now, and shows the dedication and supportive environment…

: June 6, 2023 : Emma Hobart-Sheran : 0

BREAKING BARRIERS, BUILDING CONFIDENCE: THE SPARK CAMPAIGN’S SUPPORT FOR INCLUSIVE LEARNING

The cornerstone of Park’s program is academic excellence, affirming high standards of scholarship while encouraging each child to develop to their greatest potential. The income from a $500,000 investment in Park’s endowment through The SPARK Campaign will support educational testing for students with learning differences. This fund ensures that economic barriers do not prevent Park families and educators from fully understanding a child’s learning profile and what they need to thrive. …

: June 5, 2023 : Emma Hobart-Sheran : 0

BE A SPARK: Dan Fu & Mandy Li P’33, ’31

Dan Fu & Mandy Li with their children Aria ’31, Lianna ’33, and Skylar. What do you love most about Park? We appreciate Park’s holistic approach with each child’s education. The School stands out in their dedication to academic excellence, diversity, and community building. We also value Park’s emphasis on STEAM subjects, which allow children to have practical, hands-on experiences. Our daughter, Aria, is a curious child and we are…