Individualized Learning

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

Learning Made Fun

Fostering Individual Growth and Enthusiasm for Learning

The World is our Classroom

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

The Internship Program

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

Adventure

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

The Parkmont Poetry Festival

Parkmont Poetry Festival winners for the 35th annual festival reading held on April 29, 2017.

Happy Summer!

We hope that everyone enjoys their summer!

Link here to read the latest Passing Notes.  Parkmont students have been up to a lot of really fascinating things! We hope you enjoy your reading.

See you back in the fall.  Orientation is on August 31, and the first day of school is September 5th.  Please click here to see the 2017-18 calendar.

Puerto Rico

With its warm tropical waters, Caribbean vibes, and ample sunlight, La Isla del Encanto, or Puerto Rico as we mainlanders call it, plays host to thousands of Spring Breakers every April. This year, a group of eight Parkmont upper schoolers and three chaperones headed over to see what all the fuss was about. The “island of enchantment” lived up to its local name as we encountered beautiful natural and cultural surprises at every twisty, single-laned, steeply-graded turn.

Upper School Internships

Upper School students have been hard at work at their internship sites all year long. They spend three hours, twice a week, at their internship sites (completing 180 hours over the year.)

Students delve into an industry that interests them, learning work skills while also building their resumes, work relationships, and career aspirations. Internship sites this year include Joe's Record Paradise, Theatre Lab, Brookside Gardens, East City Bookshop, The Studio Grooming Salon, and many, many more.  Middle Schoolers have also begun their two-month internship stint, and are enjoying themselves at a variety of area businesses!

Parkmont Launches New Poetry Reading Series

For 35 years, the school has sponsored the Parkmont Poetry Festival, which is the culmination of an annual poetry contest among the District’s middle school and high school students. In D.C., Parkmont means Poetry.

In this tradition of being a friend to poetry, Parkmont is opening its doors to all poetry lovers of D.C.’s metro area by hosting a poetry reading series. The event is free, and an open mic will precede the readings.

Come to Parkmont on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 7 p.m. and hear two fine Washington, D.C. poets: Joseph Ross and Michael Gushue

Passing Notes

We are pleased to publish Parkmont School's Passing Notes from Sessions 1 & 2. 

Please take a look and enjoy!

Read more posts on our Happenings page.