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.

“An Evening of Poetry”

In celebration and support of The Parkmont Poetry Festival, "An Evening of Poetry" will be held at Busboys and Poets (1025 5th Street, NW, DC 20001) on Thursday, March 3rd, 2016 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Valet Parking is available.

With readings by: Holly Bass, Teri Cross Davis, Hayes Davis, Nan Fry, Ethelbert Miller, Sharan Strange, and Anne Harding Woodworth.

The Host Committee: Jean and Paul Gurman, Judy Lentz, Ron McClain, Jacqui Michel, Ethelbert Miller, Faye Moskowitz, Christy Halvorson Ross, Kim Schraf, Sharan Strange, David Weisman and Anne Harding Woodworth.

Buy your tickets here!

Tickets are $100 per person or $175 for two.

Happy Holidays from Parkmont School!

December 18th marks the end of session for our students at Parkmont, and will be followed by a 2-week holiday break! We hope you all enjoy yourselves and we'll look forward to seeing you back at school on Monday, January 4th.  Lots of exciting learning and trips to come in 2016!

P.S. Please take a look at our most recent Passing Notes from sessions 1 and 2 to see what we've been up to.

 

Middle School Hikes at Annapolis Rocks

On a stunningly beautiful, sunny, fall day yesterday, the middle school headed to Annapolis Rocks to be out in nature and hike for the day. About 15 students were joined by teachers Indigo, Troy, Matt, and Nijole.

Middle School Hikes at Great Falls

On Wednesday, Parkmont middle school students had a fantastic adventure day. They headed to Great Falls, where they took a hike with teachers Nijole, Sam, Matt, and Troy. They hiked on the historic C & O Canal and out to Great Falls itself, along the Potomac River.  In addition to seeing some very high water at Great Falls after all of last week's rain, students saw an enormous black snake, and got to skip stones.  

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.

Read more posts on our Happenings page.