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School History

Since 1912, Francis Parker School has been a leader in primary and secondary education in Southern California. Founded as a progressive alternative to the static educational methods of the early 20th century, Parker remains committed today to providing a superior college preparatory education to the youth of San Diego County. Today, Parker has a truly national reputation for excellence in academics, the arts, and athletics.

A Century of Educational Leadership

On December 31, 1912, Clara Sturges Johnson and her husband William Templeton Johnson, former residents of Chicago, opened the doors of Francis Parker School.
History of Francis W. Parker

Francis W. Parker School in San Diego was profoundly influenced during its early years by the the work and philosophy of Colonel Francis Wayland Parker, after whom it was named, and by the Chicago school which first put his principles into practice.

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Mission Hills Campus
Lower School
4201 Randolph St.
San Diego, CA 92103
  Linda Vista Campus
Middle/Upper School
6501 Linda Vista Rd.
San Diego, CA 92111

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