• About Palmer Park:


    Palmer Park Preparatory Academy is a premier Montessori school located in the heart of the University District. We have approximately 430 students in grades PreK-8 and are developing into a wall-to-wall Montessori school, while offering 5th-8th grade traditional curriculum programs. Our Montessori classrooms are designed to provide a method of education with an individualized child-centered approach. It is a unique learning experience where students make creative choices, discover, and explore knowledge in collaborative groups to develop their maximum potential in their classrooms. Palmer Park’s Montessori classroom grade bands for the 2023-2024 school year include:

     Five PreK/K grade band classrooms

     Five 1st-3rd grade band classrooms

     Two 4th-8th grade band classrooms

     One 6th/7th grade band classrooms


    Additionally, Palmer Park provides multiple extracurricular activities, electives, organizations and resources for students and families which include:

    •  Dance
    •  Music
    •  Physical Education & Recess
    •  Before Early Student Care
    •  Garden Program
    •  Goal Line After School Program
    •  P3A Male Mentoring Program
    •  P3A After School Enrichment
    •  Pretty Brown Girl Mentoring Program
    •  PTA
    •  Reading and Lego Club
    •  Robotics
    •  Student Ambassadors
    •  Student Council
    •  Student Safety Patrol
    •  Winter/Fall Sports Girls and Boys
    •  Wrap Around Services & Support Staff


    Palmer Park is a gem in the University District community with dedicated administrators, teachers, and support staff. Along with our dynamic and involved PTA and stakeholders, the P3A community is committed to providing an optimal learning environment where our students excel and represent the district’s brightest; #P3APremier students are relentless, intellectual, successful and exemplary. There is something very special at Palmer Park. As we expand into a wall-to-wall Montessori school, as well as offering traditional programs, we will continue to embrace the legacy of Palmer Park Preparatory Academy.

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    • Montessori
    • Robotics
    • Basketball
    • Garden Program
    • Academic Games

Quick Facts

  • Pre-K - 8th Grades Served
  • Yes Application Required
  • 9:00am - 4:10pm Bell Schedule
  • Yes Uniforms
  • Yes Transportation
  • 410 Students Enrollment