Choosing a school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make. 

At Parker, we know each of our students as individuals, and, in a diverse and caring community, we inspire them to thrive in self-confidence by learning how to think and act with creativity, courage and commitment to be active citizens in the world. 

Colonel Francis Wayland Parker, our founder, defined the school’s commitment to excellence when he said, “Ideal citizenship demands for the individual the highest degree of knowledge, power, skill and service.” 

We invite you to come to Parker. Visit our school and talk to us about your child. Experience Parker’s enthusiastic, entrepreneurial spirit for educating students to be knowledgeable and resourceful learners. Learn how Parker teachers support each child’s developing sense of curiosity, interests and talents through vigorous and imaginative exploration of essential concepts, skills and experiences in academics, the arts and athletics. 

Students grow expansively with Parker. Parker, in turn, grows through the faculty’s intimate understanding of each student and its vibrant approach to engaging students in learning about the world and their relationship to it. Parents, too, experience new worlds of appreciation through their engagement in community life at Parker. 

The world needs people who can think and act with empathy, courage and clarity as responsible citizens and leaders in a democratic society and global community. Join us as Parker strives each day to uphold this essential mission. 

Daniel B. Frank ’74, Ph.D.

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