Enrollment

Park Street School and Park Street Kids welcome the opportunity to share with families the wonderful and rich academic experience available to you and your children. We offer a continuous, integrated educational program for students age two through sixth grade. Visiting our school is the best way to see and understand our program as well as envision it enriching the life of your child. We invite you to join us for one of our October Open Houses, as well as take an individualized tour with someone in our Admissions Department.

We seek to admit students from a variety of backgrounds and families who will add richness and diversity to our community. Although the majority of our families live in downtown Boston communities, a small percentage comes from surrounding communities. Because we believe that parents play the most important role in educating their children, we desire to serve families who have a strong interest in becoming involved and investing in their children’s school.

If you would like information about enrolling your child, please e-mail us at admissions@parkstreetschool.org, or call us at 617-523-7577. We'd be glad to send you an information packet, or schedule a tour for you with someone in our Admissions Department.

Process:

  • Submit an application along with the appropriate fee (Download the Application Checklist for current Application Fee)

  • Visit during an open house (See PSS | PSK website calendar for dates.)

  • Schedule a tour with the Admissions Department

  • Submit teacher recommendation and record release forms to your child’s current school (Kindergarten through Grade 6 only. Record Release forms are available to download.)

  • Complete online financial aid form if necessary (Click on NAIS link on this page)

  • For the Preschool (Toddler, Toddler Transition, Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten applicants only): Schedule a school visit for your child to be playing and/or in learning centers in small group settings in January

  • For the Elementary School (Kindergarten through Grade 6 applicants only): Schedule grade-level, one-on-one screening in February

  • Decisions for enrollment and financial assistance will be mailed from Park Street School on March 10

  • Deposits are due approximately two weeks from receipt of enrollment decision

  • Waiting lists are kept for each class and utilized as spaces become available

  • Information packets are mailed to students and families in May/June

  • Orientation for each class takes place in September

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Tuition & Fees

Tuition fees listed below for 2017-18 are based a full academic year.

Park Street Kids
Toddler/Toddler Transition
Two mornings per week $9,250
 
Monday Enhancement $4,600
 

Preschool
Five mornings per week $18,600
 
Two mornings per week $8,800
 
Monday Enhancement $4,400
 

Pre-Kindergarten
Four mornings per week $15,200
 
Five mornings per week $18,600
 

Creative Afternoons
One afternoon per week $1,500
 
Two afternoons per week $3,000
 
Three afternoons per week $4,000
 
Four afternoons per week $5,000
 
Five afternoons per week $6,000
 
Park Street School
Kindergarten
Four full days and one half day per week
$25,300
 
Grades 1-6
Five full days
$26,950
 

Kindergarten Enrichment
One day per week $1,500
 

Kaleidoscopes After School Program
One day $1,100
 
Two day $2,200
 
Three day $3,300
 
Four day $4,400
 
Five day $5,500
 

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Financial Assistance

Philosophy

At Park Street School and Park Street Kids, we endeavor to make the opportunity available for an excellent Christian education for all qualified students. Our commitment is, whenever possible, to meet each family’s need as determined by the National Association of Independent Schools’ (NAIS) School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS). Once we commit financial assistance to a family, parents can expect that commitment to continue at our school, based on continued need and available funds. We invite all to apply for admission, regardless of financial circumstance or income. Financial Assistance is available for Pre-K through Grade 6, with limited availability for Preschool.

Process

Financial assistance is awarded based solely on demonstrated need and not academic merit, although students must meet basic benchmarks for their appropriate grade levels. Families seeking assistance must fill out a Parent Financial Statement online at sss.nais.org, or request a paper Parent Financial Statement from our business office. The NAIS will send the results to our school. While our commitment remains to assist families throughout the education of their child, families must re-apply for aid each academic year. Each year, parents will also be asked to submit current tax forms in order for final decisions to be made by the Financial Aid Committee. It is imperative that applications and tax forms are submitted by the deadline in order to be considered to receive available funds.

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Middle School Placement

Not only do we work with families on their entrance into Park Street School and Park Street Kids, but we come alongside our families as students graduate. It is our privilege to support our graduates and their families as they move into Middle School, from educating our parents of the choices available, helping families find a “right fit,” to preparing our students with mock interviews and supporting parents through every step of the application process. We are very proud of our graduates of Park Street School. They have enjoyed great success in their continued education. Some of our recent statistics:

  • All (100 percent) of our graduates are awarded placement in top Middle Schools in Greater Boston

  • Ninety-six percent of our graduates were accepted into one of their top three school choices

  • And, 94 percent tested into Boston Public exam schools

Our students have been accepted to many fine private and public schools in the Boston area, including:

Beaver Country Day
Boston Catholic Memorial
Boston College High School
Boston Latin Academy
Boston Latin School
Boston Trinity Academy
Brimmer and May School
Buckingham Browne & Nichols
Dexter School
The Fessenden School
Lexington Christian Academy
Mount Alvernia High School
Newton Country Day
Noble and Greenough School
Southfield School
Thayer Academy
The British School
Winsor School