Give the pupil something to do, not something to learn; and the doing is of such a nature as to demand thinking; learning naturally results.
-John Dewey, Father of Progressive Education
Park City Day School is an intimate, community-minded preschool through eighth grade independent school located on a sprawling eleven acre campus in the beautiful mountains of Park City, Utah. Our talented faculty focuses on highly-engaging academics and experiential project-based learning, integrated across subject areas. With a robust specialist program which includes designated science lab, wellness, Spanish language, performing arts, visual arts, and library classes throughout the week, we employ a liberal arts approach. In addition to high academic achievement and exposure to the arts, we are proud of our transformative outdoor education program, Strive for Five core values, and our membership in the Round Square consortium of schools. These hallmark programs provides our students with a well-rounded, holistic educational experience that honors them as complete individuals.
Our curriculum programs and projects are chosen based on the latest academic research and data-driven outcomes. Our teachers come to us with a wealth of knowledge and experience and receive ample professional development on best practice in independent school instruction.
Most importantly, we weave our Strive for Five social emotional curriculum through every aspect of our program.