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.

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:

  • Upper School Student Orientation is Monday, August 31, 9am-12pm.  Lunch will be provided.

  • Middle School Student Orientation is Monday, August 31, 1pm-3pm.

  • School begins on Tuesday, Sept. 1 at 8:30am.

  • On Friday, September 4, there will be a noon dismissal for all students due to afternoon faculty meetings. Please make pick-up arrangements as needed.

  • There is no school on Labor Day (Monday, September 7)

  • Internships for Upper School students will officially begin on September 16, although not all students will be placed by that point.  Students who aren’t yet placed will be in Study Hall until 3:00 on Wednesdays and 2:00 on Fridays.  Students may also be asked to go to interviews at possible internship sites -- we will contact families with those details as they arise.

Please finish your summer work packets, get your school supplies ready, and come to school on the first day with your school forms. We hope you are as enthusiastic as we are about getting back to learning!

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.

Parkmont Gardeners Give Back to the Neighborhood

The afternoon gardening class has completed an exciting project for the neighborhood. Over the winter, when the grounds were too frozen to dig, students built and painted a borrowing library where students, faculty, neighbors, and passers-by can give or take books for others' enjoyment. The inventory is always changing, and it is wonderful especially for those waiting for the bus each day! The class and Cari Rudd, their creative gardening instructor, also donated and installed a park bench by the library and bus stop. The corner of Blagden and Sixteenth Street is now a much more welcoming spot than it has ever been before. Thank you to Cari and to her hard-working students!

Read more posts on our Happenings page.