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Parkmont School

Private | 6-12 | 58 students

We are known for individualized curriculum, small classes, hands-on learnining.
 
 

 
 

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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $305,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,250.

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4 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
Based on 2 ratings
2012:
Based on 3 ratings
2011:
No new ratings

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Posted March 26, 2014

Parkmont is a school enjoyed by the children which they make a difference in their education too. So far I love this school the staff makes my child academically aware and if they have a problem the student knows how to find a solution to a problem and solve it. My daughter who btw is a honor roll student begged me to keep her here because of her friends and the structure she receives on a daily basis, the experience she learns while on her internships, and the awesome trips out in the real world they go on. Academically, if your child has came from DCPS they will have a challenge on their hands.There is more to be said about Parkmont but I'll be writing for days. Go visit the school and the welcoming staff will allow you to enter into their world.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2014

Parkmont is an incredible place. I am on the admin staff, but I watch the teachers go above and beyond for their students daily. They re-engage students in learning and the small setting and consistency of the teaching staff from year to year builds true relationships that have positive results for the students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 17, 2013

It is a small size school and the students taken care of. Individuals needs are being monitored and fulfilled. Teachers are experienced and committed to take the students to success. It is middle and high school combined grades 6 to 12.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2013

Let me start by saying... I really love this school. The staff is extremely great with the kids and my daughter love this school. After searching and searching for a great school for my 15 years old, my search is over. She is highly engage in her work and the teacher put a lot of efforts to see her excel. The principal is a sweetheart but will stand his ground if it is necessarily. I love the diversity of the school it like a big family. The kids get to explore different things. Parkmont can take a child who lacks the motivation and self esteem and turn them completely around to finally have motivations and confidents in themself. Parkmont has really exceeded our expectation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2012

Very good program that has the student involved in many project based activities. For example, the 6th graders wrote a fictional story (at least 8 pages) and produced a booklet with their own art work on the cover. They are create ceramics, engage in photography, and attend all types of field trips.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2012

This is an exceptionally warm school, with excellent teachers and thoughtfully individualized curriculum. Great for kids who just aren't succeeding elsewhere, and need to get back on track.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 4, 2012

Unfortunately we had a very disturbing experience at this school which erased an entire year of our adopted son's school career which he is now starting over at a new school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2007

I love this school, and my daughter does to if only they could lower down the prices a little
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 40% 80%
White 40% 7%
Hispanic 10% 12%
Two or more races 10% N/A
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: Manually entered by school official

College readiness and student pathways

Percentage of students going to 2-year college 25% (2013)
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 70% (2013)
Percentage of students going directly into the workforce 5% (2013)
Colleges most students attend after graduation University of Maryland
Montgomery College
Trinity Washington University
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Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Gardening teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Source: Provided by a school official.

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Painting
  • Photography
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Graphics

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:30am
School end time
  • 3:30pm
School Leader's name
  • Ron McClain
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Nonsectarian
Associations
  • NAIS
Fax number
  • (202) 726-0748

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Core knowledge
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Internship Program

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Internet access
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cycling
  • Flag football
  • Kayaking
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Kayaking
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • None
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Graphics

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • None
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Assist with school events
  • Attend parent nights
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
School leaders can update this information here.

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What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2014-2015 school year
$30000 - $30000
Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
OSP students
Application fee
Yes. $50.
Fee waivers available

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
University of Maryland
Montgomery College
Trinity Washington University
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
SAT/ACT prep classes
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Students' post-graduation plans in 2013
2 year college - 25%
4 year college - 70%
Workforce - 5%
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4842 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20011
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Phone: (202) 726-0740

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