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We would love to meet you.

The best way to get to know Packer is to spend time with us and see our community in action.  

Visiting our unique campus is the ideal way to learn more about our personalized approach, our exceptional faculty, our extensive programs and facilities, and most importantly, our incredible students, who are at the center of everything we do.  
 

Open Houses and Group Tours in Fall 2018

In addition to the campus tour and required interview for all applicants, many families attend an optional Open House. In Fall 2018, we offer Open Houses for Preschool, Kindergarten, and Upper School, while also offering Middle School Group Tours. To attend, you must register in Ravenna.

Springtime Kindergarten tours for families interested in applying in the fall of 2019 (for Fall 2020 Enrollment) will be posted early in 2019.

Preschool

Join us for a Preschool Open House

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
8:30 to 9:45 am

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
8:30 to 9:45 am
 
Thursday, September 27, 2018
8:30 to 9:45 am

Kindergarten

Join Us for a Kindergarten Open House

Friday, September 21, 2018
8:45 to 11:00 am
        
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
8:45 to 11:00 am

Friday, October 12, 2018
8:45 to 11:00 am

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
8:45 to 11:00 am

Middle School

Join us for a Middle School Group Tour

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
8:30 to 10 am

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
8:30 to 10 am 

Upper School

Join us for an Upper School Open House

Thursday, October 11, 2018
8:30 to 10:45 am

Monday, October 15, 2018
6:30 to 8:30 pm

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
8:30 to 10:45 am

Thursday, October 25, 2018
6:30 to 8:30 pm


Getting to Packer

Packer is easily accessible from Manhattan and all points of Brooklyn and the other boroughs. Take the 2/3/4/5 train (to Borough Hall), the A/C/F/R train (to Jay Street) or the G train (to Hoyt-Schermerhorn Streets). Several MTA city buses stop at Borough Hall as well. Several parking garages are located one block to the southeast, on Livingston Street between Court Street and Boerum Place. 

Directions and Google Map 

Explore our Campus

Meet Our Tour Guides

Freshman

Frankie '22

“Packer’s Upper School has so much to offer between Independent Science Research and other independent studies, to numerous global travel opportunities. These programs are unique to Packer, and I hope to experience many of them in the next four years.”

Freshman

Mia-Nathalie '22

“Through my experience in Packer’s Middle School as the Student Council Secretary, I’ve learned how to honor my word, be punctual, and foster a good work ethic.”

Freshman

Charlie '22

“I chose to attend Packer because of the friendliness of both students and teachers within the community.”

Freshman

Whitney '22

“The balance of Packer’s offerings in academics, the arts, and athletics is amazing. I also love how our community is so open-minded.”

Freshman

Heelah '22

“During my visit to Packer, I loved seeing the incandescence of the students as I walked through the hallways. The teachers were also deeply invested in the lessons they taught and really took an interest in what their students had to say.”

Freshman

Zoe ’22

“I chose to attend Packer because of the vibe I felt when visiting. You could really feel how caring and inclusive the community was when walking through the halls.”

Freshman

Frankie ’22

“Packer had one of the most beautiful campuses I came across last year. However, the most impressive thing I noticed about Packer was being able to see firsthand how my sister was both challenged and supported by the school.”

Freshman

Julian ’22

“I have attended Packer for the past 10 years and it’s become as much a part of me as anything else, because I have truly grown up here. I believe that being a part of the Packer community makes you a more thoughtful and empathetic person.”

Freshman

Madeleine ’22

“In my eyes, Packer perfectly balances both traditional and progressive elements, while providing a safe space for children to grow and enter the world as an independent individual.”

Freshman

Lucy ’22

“At Packer, the faculty are really invested in the students’ well-being and their pursuit of knowledge. This is why I decided to stay for high school.”

Freshman

Apple ’22

“I decided to become a Tour Guide because my tour and revisit in 8th Grade were two experiences that ultimately drove me to choose Packer. The positive vibe of the community was evident during those visits.”

Sophomore

Sam ’21

“I chose Packer because of the sense of community I witnessed while on tour. Now, when I walk through the doors every morning, I feel at home in a way you don't really feel at many other places.”

Freshman

Rebecca ’22

“I love how the Packer community makes everyone feel at home, and the teachers are top-notch!”

Freshman

John ’22

“Last year, my tour guides spoke so honestly and fondly about Packer. This year, I am proud to be a member of Packer’s community, and I’m eager to share my insight with prospective families!”

Sophomore

Lea ’21

“I love the arts, but Packer allows me to immerse myself in clubs and sports, which wouldn’t be offered to me at the same level in art school.”

Sophomore

Johnny ’21

“When I visited Packer, I felt like it was a place where I could be my best self in every way, and meet a diverse and open-minded group of people.”

Sophomore

Bella ’21

“I decided to come to Packer because of the unity within the school, as well as the advanced and engaging classes. The teachers engage the students thoroughly and the students are willing to work with everyone.”

Sophomore

Frayda ’21

“I want to be a Tour Guide because it allows me to connect with prospective families. This is important because it’s these connections that make them feel like they could be a part of the Packer community.”

Sophomore

JoJo ’21

“My favorite memory at Packer is from our trip to Washington, DC in the 8th grade. We had so much fun going on a scavenger hunt around the Capitol.”

Sophomore

Abby ’21

“Entering my second year at Packer, I am still in awe of all the opportunities offered to the members of our community. I am able to be a three-season athlete, sing in Women’s Ensemble, and commit time to community engagement.”

Sophomore

Kate ’21

“Everyone at Packer is extremely welcoming and every student advocates for their own learning, which really inspires me.”

Sophomore

Annabel ’21

“The teachers at Packer teach us more than what’s in the curriculum; they educate us on how to be positive, well-intentioned activists and leaders within society. I strongly believe both students and teachers truly embrace our community and embody Packer’s mission.”

Sophomore

Bobby ’21

“I remember my tour being a major reason why I came to Packer and I want to be able to show other students why our school is so great.”

Sophomore

Rebekah ’21

“Packer is a place where people can really explore their interests and feel accepted no matter their differences.”

Sophomore

India ’21

“I stayed at Packer for high school because the relationships I’ve created here with both students and teachers are truly special.”

Sophomore

Millie ’21

“When I was going through the admissions process in 8th Grade, the students I talked to really helped provide insight into the Packer experience. I want to be able to have the same influence on incoming prospective students.”

Sophomore

Graham ’21

“I have been at Packer for practically my entire life and it has really become a second home for me.”

Junior

Leila ’20

“I chose Packer because it was the best choice for me. Packer offers high level language courses, advanced classes in all subjects, and an overall atmosphere I that need to thrive.”

Junior

Hannah ’20

“A significant factor that ultimately led me to choose Packer was the overwhelming sense of community, family, and friendship that vibrated throughout the school.”

Sophomore

Georgia ’21

 

Sophomore

Lily ’21

“One of the things I love most about Packer is the focus and attention we give to current events and social issues on a daily basis. Students are provided the opportunity to express their genuine opinions without fear of ridicule.”

Sophomore

Violet ’21

“I have learned so many things at Packer, inside and outside of the classroom. The teachers are dedicated to making every experience a beneficial one.”

 

Junior

Daisy  ’20

“I love how Packer always addresses students’ concerns. As a school we discuss local, national, and global news and how it may effect different members of our community. I believe this enhances our education as young adults.”

Junior

Alice ’20

“One of my favorite Packer memories happened last year when my friends and I spent some free time playing football with a group of Middle School students. We had so much fun, and it was a lovely way of connecting with other students!”

Junior

Emma ’20

“My favorite aspect of the Packer experience is that students are supported by their teachers in many ways throughout the community.”

Junior

Ian ’20

“I volunteered to be a Tour Guide this year because I am grateful for being able to attend Packer. I want to share with prospective families the impact that Packer has had on my development as a young adult.”

Junior

Anna ’20

“My favorite experience at Packer was the Jazz Band trip during spring break. It was such an amazing opportunity to make meaningful connections with students in other grades and to play music in the jazz capital of the world.”

Junior

Jolie ’20

“I’ve been at Packer for 14 years, so the school has become a second home to me. The relationships and experiences I have made are irreplaceable."

Junior

Charlotte ’20

“Being a Tour Guide is important to me because the tour guide on my visit played a major role in shaping my first impression of the School. She introduced me to the place I am growing to love more each day, and I want to be that same person for this year’s prospective students.”

Junior

Evan ’20

“I chose to attend Packer because of the numerous opportunities there are for students to express themselves.”

Junior

Chaz ’20

“My brother became a tour guide in his time at Packer and called it ‘one of the greatest decisions of his life.’ His enjoyment of the program really stood out to me, and I quickly learned how essential this was to his Packer experience. My hope is to have that same feeling and be able to give back to this amazing community.”

Junior

Sydney ’20

“I really love Packer’s campus — it has so many beautiful qualities that give the school its personality. There are so many hidden treasures in the building that can be explored.”

Junior

Chloe ’20

“I love how there are so many opportunities at Packer to become involved throughout the community and to discover yourself.”

Junior

Davis ’20

“One of the many reasons I decided to come to Packer was that every interaction I had, or witnessed within the community, could be characterized by mutual understanding and respect between whoever was involved.”

Junior

Alex ’20

“I decided to stay at Packer because of the strong sense of community and to continue to strengthen the relationships I formed in Middle School.”

Senior

Henry ’19

“As a student, you have so many things accessible to you at Packer. I decided to stay for high school because it’s a community where you can succeed and discover your passions.”

Junior

Ella ’20

“During my own tour in 8th Grade, I saw a lot of happy faces around Packer. The students were joyous, excited to learn, and ready for new experiences. I wanted to be a part of this community.”

Junior

Olivia ’20

“One of my favorite aspects of Packer is that the teachers are welcoming, supportive, and dedicated to creating a friendly learning environment.”

Junior

Pete ’20

“I chose to come to Packer because of the people. I found a uniquely open and diverse community within Packer, and I wanted to be a part of it.”

Senior

Sofa ’19

“I love being a part of the Tour Guide Program because I enjoy helping the visiting students feel comfortable while touring our wonderful school!”

Senior

Henry ’19

“I chose to attend Packer because I was attracted to the strong sense of community and fostering of independence.”

Junior

Lila ’20

“When I toured Packer three years ago, I appreciated my tour guides so much. Now as a Tour Guide, I want to serve as a window into the world of Packer for prospective students.”

Senior

Will ’19

“I chose to attend Packer because I loved the vibe of the school. There is a nice balance of being challenged while still being able to have fun.”

Senior

Hannah ’19 

“I stayed at Packer for high school, because there is a sense of tight-knit community I couldn’t part with.”

Senior

Esme ’19

“In 10th Grade we took a class trip to Spain. While we had been on a bonding trip the year before, I felt that this trip helped us all form deeper and closer relationships.”

Senior

Ava ’19

“I LOVE Packer! I have been here since kindergarten and couldn’t see myself going anywhere else.”

Senior

Christof ’19

“When I visited Packer for the first time, both Sheila and the tour guides showed me what it was to love about Packer. I immediately knew this was where I wanted to go. I love how the teachers are enthusiastic and care about their students.”

Senior

Zuzu ’19

“In my four years at Packer, I have developed a great love for the school and really want to show how amazing our community is to visiting families.”

Senior

Nina ’19

“Packer has amazing academics, plus a myriad of clubs and sports. When I walked through the door on my visit, I could picture myself here.”

Senior

Jack ’19

“I came to Packer because of the bright, fun, and engaged students, as well as the dedicated teachers and enjoyable learning environment that Packer offers its students.”

Senior

Ashley ’19

“The one thing that sets Packer apart from other schools is the sense of community. The faculty are genuinely passionate, amiable and considerate, while the students are welcoming and inclusive. The people within this community really know how to make Packer feel like home.”

Senior

Archie ’19

"After one of my soccer games for Packer, which unfortunately ended in a loss, my teammates from all grades patted me on the back and told me, ‘good game.’ I had only just begun at Packer, but to know all these people in my community had my back and supported me was so meaningful."

Senior

Asher ’19

“I stayed at Packer for high school because it is a great community that offers a top-notch education. In terms of academics and community cohesiveness, Packer is one of the best schools in the city.”

Senior

Henry ’19

“I wanted to be a tour guide because I love helping other students find their way around Packer. I am always in a positive mood and want to reflect that on each family’s first impression of our school.”

Senior

Luca ’19

“I decided on Packer four years ago because I felt that it was a place where community and academics come together in a way that really excites me.”

Senior

Matt ’19

“I decided to stay at Packer for high school because over the past decade it has become a second home to me.”

Senior

Olivia ’19

“I believe that the inviting nature of all students and teachers is what makes Packer special.” 

Senior

Mely ’19

“The tour guides during my visit were part of the reason why I came to Packer, which I would like to reciprocate for visiting students. I could really picture myself here and in my opinion, I believe there is a place for everyone at Packer.”

Senior

Lilly ’19

“I chose to attend Packer because of the sense of community and comfort that is fostered here.”

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