Change the Course of Your Child's Future

Some students will succeed at almost any school. We are not for those students.

The World is Our Classroom

Field trips, on-site learning and real-world internships. We turn the world into a classroom.

The Parkmont Program

Our day isn't like a day at other schools. It's more focused, less pressured, and more interactive.

Parkmont Poetry Festival

The Parkmont Poetry Festival celebrates its 33rd year of showcasing the poetry and voices of D.C. area youth on May 2nd.

Off to a Great Start!

It's been a great start to the 2015-16 school year!  We're thrilled to have 65 students at Parkmont, who are loving learning and enjoying their school days.  For such a small school, you won't believe the number of interesting classes being offered for session 1!  In Main Lesson classess: World Mythology and Scientific Discovery for the Middle Schoolers, and World Government, D.C. History, Chemisty, and Spanish for the Upper Schoolers.  In math, our students are studying everything from basic math, through algebra & geometry, and up to calculus.  The Reading Group topics are Perspectives in Reading and Writing, The Role of Immigration in the U.S., Adulthood (focus on career, college, coming of age), and Reading to Discover the World.  And, finally, in the afternoon class period, our students are enjoying Ceramics, Improv & Short Scenes, Digital Photography, Elements of Art, Sports, and Study Skills.

By week three of school, we've already taken a number of field trips, too! Yesterday, the middle school went to Greenbrier State Park, where they swam, hiked, picnicked, and fished. The D.C. History class has already been to the top of the Washington Monument, and they are headed to the Capitol building next week.  The Mythology class has been to the National Gallery of Art to look at Greek and Roman mythology-themed paintings. 

Thanks to our amazing teachers for all the work they put into making learning inspiring and fun, and thanks to our wonderful students for being such enthusiastic participants!

Back to School

WELCOME BACK!!!!!  We can't wait to see you all.  And we can't wait to meet our many new students!

Teachers arrived back at school today, and we are getting ready for the first day on September 1st.

Here are some important scheduling reminders:

Student Exhibitions Night

In May we hosted our 4th Annual Student Exhibitions Night. This is an event open to all families, where academic, internship, & art work is on display by each student. It is a wonderful opportunity to see how hard our teachers and students are working each day, learning about so many facets of our world.

Parkmont Poetry Festival

Last weekend, Parkmont School hosted its 33rd Annual Poetry Festival.

Middle Schoolers Tackle Calleva's Ropes Course

Just before Spring Break, the middle school took one of our favorite adventure trips of the year, to the Calleva Ropes Course!  The students got outside of their comfort zones and overcame their fear of heights by completing four ropes course challenges.  Three of them were "high elements," which meants getting up to thirty feet off the ground.  The first, Bauer's Bonanza, required students to communicate with their peers on the ground in order to cross wooden beams fifteen feet off the ground.  The groups's favorite challenge, the Giant Swing, got everyone's adrenaline pumping.  Students were hoisted thirty feet in the air, and then pulled a clip to drop themselves.

Read more posts on our Happenings page.