Anita McCormick Blaine, Parker’s founding benefactor, established Francis W. Parker School when she contributed more than $3 million to cover the financial needs of the school for its first 30 years—from 1901 to 1931.

Thanks to her founding gift and the generosity of so many who have given in her memory, today more than 900 students and their families enter our school each fall to begin a year-long process of learning and growth. These students are creative, open-minded, intellectually curious and resilient learners who rely on a community of supporters, like you, to enrich the educational experience at our school.

A planned gift is a special gift. It connects your story and past with Parker’s future. Whether you are passionate about supporting our endowment, financial aid, programs, facilities or general operations, including Parker in your will and estate plans means that you impact the experience of every student today and may well strengthen their bond with Parker in the future.
Francis W. Parker School educates students to think and act with empathy, courage and clarity as responsible citizens and leaders in a diverse democratic society and global community.