The Barron Park Association

Barron Park Schools and Parents Info


Here are some resources for parents of children attending schools in Barron Park:


Barron Park School Our Misson Statement
“Barron Park is an inclusive school providing a safe, thoughtful, growth-oriented learning environment where all students are supported in their social development and academic growth. Our culture of respect and empathy honors all students for their gifts and encourages them to become caring, mindful contributors in our diverse, global society.” Also note : two insightful articles in the Spring 2012 issue of the BPA Newsletter : “Building Stronger Ties to our Neighborhood Schools” by BPA President Lynnie Melena and “A Message to the Barron Park Community” by Barron Park principal Magdalena Fittoria
Barron Park PTA About the Barron Park PTA
“The Barron Park PTA provides opportunities and activities that benefit the students of Barron Park School and their families. We offer social events open to all families, scholarships for class field trips, and classroom supplies for the teachers. The PTA buys library books and noon art supplies. From potlucks to pizza parties, Thursday breakfasts to book fairs, the PTA does it all!”
PACCC Barron Park Kid’s Club PACCC after-school care for K-5th grader
“Barron Park Kids’ Club (BPKC) fosters the development of the whole child through its fun, safe, consistent and nurturing atmosphere provided by caring staff dedicated to the field of after school care. Our curriculum offers a wide range of enriched activities each day such as arts, sports, science, games, dramatic play, music, and literature.”


Juana Briones School Our Guiding Principles:
“At Juana Briones, teachers, parents, staff and students are dedicated to academic excellence. We are a community where diversity is a strength and where we build on the gifts of all students in developing active, lifelong learners.”
Juana Briones School PTA Our Guiding Principles:
“PTA is an advocacy organization dedicated to promoting the well-being of all children. Juana Briones parents, teachers and staff agree that parental involvement in education is a critical element for success in school”


Terman Middle School Terman Mission Statement
“Terman Middle School is an inclusive community of students, families, and educators engaged in achieving high academic and social standards with respect for diversity in a positive school climate.”
Terman Middle School PTA Terman PTA Purposes
“To bring into closer relation the home and the school, that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of children and youth.”


Gunn High School Mission of Henry M. Gunn High School
“To foster a community of creative thinkers who will acquire knowledge, skills, values and integrity to: be resilient, responsible, respectful, contributing citizens; lead rewarding lives which pursue personal excellence and life-long learning.”
Gunn Theatre Gunn High School Theatre Department
“We take great pride in producing wonderful shows and exploring the richness to be found in theatrical expression, whether in the form of performance, writing, designing, singing, or any of the other myriad modes of communication that theatre affords. “
Gunn Robotics Team FIRST Robotics Competition as Team 192.
“The team is mainly student-centered, and it is the students who lead and push the team forward. Each of our members has different skills, from machining and 3D design to programming and animation. We are one of the two teams who have won the national animation award three times, in 1997, 2006, and 2012.”
Gunn Student Activities Welcome to the Student Activities Homepage
“All things related to school-wide events, club activities, ASB student council, and how to get involved can be found here”


Keys School  Middle Campus · 3981 El Camino Real ·
“Keys School is an independent K-8 school that offers a broad hands-on curriculum. It fosters high academic achievement and emphasizes balanced growth – intellectual, physical, emotional, and social – for every student”


Bowman International School Mission Statement
“At Bowman we offer a unique educational opportunity for elementary aged children, built on the principles of Maria Montessori. We inspire children to love learning in an academically challenging and internationally aware program that promotes respect, responsibility, and independence.”


Barron Park PreSchool Program Highlights
“Developmentally-appropriate play-based preschool and childcare program, year round, for children ages two through entering kindergarten. Staff follows the natural desires of children to play and learn, and develops curriculum around the children’s interests. This is achieved through creative expression (art, music, and drama), interaction with nature, games and stories.”
Barron Park Children’s Center Palo Alto Community Child Care
“At Barron Park Children’s Center (BPCC), we believe in a very hands-on environment and encourage the children to use all of their senses through a variety of activities. Our program uses a project approach to curriculum development by taking an idea from the children and building on it throughout the classroom areas. We weave these ideas into the curriculum on a daily basis and explore the idea until the children have satisfied their curiosity.”


Parents Club of Palo Alto and Menlo Park Our mission
“to enrich the lives of families with young children, both within our club and our community…a diverse group of parents who have come together to form a volunteer-led, non-profit organization to offer community, resources, knowledge, and support on common interests.”
Barron Park Association Babysitting List For Barron Park Association members only
“Each year the Barron Park Association compiles a list of its members who are available for babysitting for other members of the Association. If you have teenagers (or adults) in your family who would like to be included on the list, please be sure to indicate this on that section of the Barron Park Association Membership form.”