Adventure

Every year, Parkmont takes academic trips and adventure trips, around the city and around our globe.

The Internship Program

Upper School students spend six hours per week getting real work experience at internship sites.

The Parkmont Poetry Festival

Celebrating the words of our youth!  The 35th Annual Poetry Festival will be held on April 29, 2017.

Individualized Learning

Parkmont features small classes, connections with teachers, a simplified school day, and individualized learning.

The World is our Classroom

Parkmont students learn out in the world--on mountain tops, at city museums, at local internship sites.

Learning Made Fun

Fostering Individual Growth and Enthusiasm for Learning

Field Day

Parkmont Students departed campus on Tuesday afternoon for a fun, community-building Field Day.

The afternoon was organized by Bridget and was a huge success.  Middle School and Upper School students participated in a variey of fun challenges, including a Three-Legged Race, Chicken Relay (involving holding tennis balls between your knees), Egg Toss, Silent Art Race (acting out pictures), and Spoon and Egg Relay.

This was followed by a full-school Capture the Flag Game.  The group played two rounds based on advisory group.  The games were a great way to learn about sportsmanship and athletic competition.

Students returned to campus refreshed, energized, and with fun memories from an afternoon together. You can see the full scrapbook of photos here!

 

 

 
A New Session at Parkmont

Session Two began at Parkmont last week. Students maintain the same Reading Group and math classes, but they have new Main Lessons and Afternoon Classes.  Main Lesson offerings in the Middle School this session were World Geography and Ecology.  In the Upper School, students chose between Chemistry, Spanish, Psychology, Physics, and Research Writing. 

Middle School Hits the Trail

The Middle School headed to the Shenandoah Mountains on Wednesday, October 12th. Nijole, Matt, Troy and Ethan took our 21 middle schoolers for the adventure.

On the early morning van ride up to the Shenandoah mountains, the group munched on bagels and cream cheese. They reached Skyline Drive and went about 20 miles towards Hawksbill Mountain, where they set off for the summit. It was a clear day and a great day to be outdoors, with classmates and teachers, getting some exercise. Everyone made it to the top in under an hour, and the group did great! After summiting, they descended to have lunch at Big Meadows. The kids loved the meadow and explored with the teachers, finding deer bones, playing frisbee and soccer, and enjoying the sunshine.

Do You Have Need of an Intern?

The Parkmont Internship experience is, for many of our upper-school students, a game-changer. Stepping off the grounds of Parkmont for three hours on two afternoons a week and entering the world of work (not as an observer, but as a team member) can suddenly put the possibilities and responsibilities of the future in clearer focus.

Academic Intrigue at Parkmont

You probably know about Parkmont's unique Main Lesson program--where students take one core subject for two hours a day for seven weeks at a time, and then switch to a new Main Lesson. Students take this Main Lesson course alongside a math class, an English class, an advisory session, and an Afternoon Class (extracurricular sports, art, media, and more.)

Not only does taking a Main Lesson give more students more time in a particular subject area (and less homework overall), BUT, it also allows them to get more in depth in the materials, having more time to engage in projects, field trips, and conversation.

Read more posts on our Happenings page.