Founded in 1901, Parker is one of the earliest progressive schools to practice a distinctive and thoughtful educational philosophy, which continues today. From the start, Parker has had a strong and clear commitment to education as articulated by its founders, practiced by its teachers and students and upheld by its parents and trustees.
Through its publications and public events
, Parker furthers its mission by expanding learning beyond the classroom. The school remains an educational resource for Chicago and beyond as well as a place where people can actively explore new ideas and conversation thrives.