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Parkmont out in the world

We believe in making education manageable, fun, and engaging. Classroom activities, lessons, field trips, internships, and an innovative school day structure are components of what we do at Parkmont. We thought you might like to see some of what our students do.

Parkmont’s Ski Trip 2013

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Parkmont’s Fall Adventures

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Parkmont School in Alaska

After studying the history, geography, ecology, and culture of Alaska for five weeks in their Main Lesson, eight Parkmont students and their teacher (and a few additional chaperones) headed to Alaska for nine days. Their experience confirmed everything they had learned: Alaska is a vast, beautiful, remote, wild place filled with incredible wildlife and more mountains than you could believe. Our students saw moose, caribou, bears, a wolf, humpback whales and orca killer whales, sea lions, sea otters, puffins, bald eagles, golden eagles, porcupines, porpoises, and much more. They went dog sledding, hiking, glacier sighting, saw Denali National Park, and toured a number of fascinating museums. It was an incredibly fun, educational, exciting, and once-in-a-lifetime trip! Click on an image below for a slideshow.

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Parkmont’s Spring Adventure Day

On Wednesday, April 4, Parkmont students and staff headed out for one of our (many!) adventure trips in and about the city of Washington. One group went canoeing and kayaking from Jack’s Boathouse on the Potomac river in Georgetown. Another group went horseback riding at Calleva, while more students did the Ropes Course also at Calleva. A fourth group went bicycling along the Crescent Trail and canal Tow Path from Fletcher’s Boathouse. It was a beautiful spring day, and everyone had a great time in the outdoors getting exercise and in many cases learning a new skill! Click on an image below for a slideshow.

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Parkmont School Goes to Panama

Last spring, twelve Parkmont students and 3 Parkmont teachers went to Panama for a week. They went to the Panama Canal, canoed on Gatun Lake, connected with a local student drumming group, and much more. Following are some photos from the trip. Click on an image below for a slideshow.

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Arts Exhibition at Parkmont

Last April, Parkmont held its first-ever arts exhibition to showcase our students’ artwork. It was a lovely event, open to all families, with hors d’oeuvres, conversation, and soaking in lots of art. Artwork from Rachel’s “Exhibitions” class included paintings, 3-D work, collage, and photographs. There was a slide-show of the Panama Trip, as well as photographic works on display form the trip. The new student lounge, covered in a fun and creative mural painted by Alison’s “Murals” class was also on display. What a wonderful evening! This year’s Arts Exhibition will be held on Thursday, April 26th. Click on an image below for a slideshow.

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