"The needs of the society determine the work of the school... the supreme need of society is good citizenship... ideal citizenship demands of the individual the highest degree of knowledge, power and skill." - Colonel Francis W. Parker
Founded in 1912, Francis Parker School is San Diego's oldest and largest independent, non-denominational, co-educational day school. A college preparatory school committed to sustaining a diverse, family-oriented educational community, Francis Parker School remains true to its founding principle of meeting the needs of the individual student.
Committed to Providing the Tools for Success
Francis Parker School is committed to ensuring that each student receives a superior education, one that inspires excellence in academics, athletics and arts, and encourages the students to develop skills for a healthy, balanced life. Parker’s exceptional faculty and rich curriculum stimulate creative, critical, and independent thinking in young people. As a result, Parker students are developing the confidence and the humanity necessary to live meaningful, fulfilling lives in our increasingly global society.
Many Families; One School; One Community
The promotion of family values, self-worth, good citizenship, honor, and moral integrity for each student is central to the purpose of Francis Parker School. Fueled by its traditional progressive spirit, inspired by its distinguished students, and in full anticipation of its centennial celebration, Francis Parker School continues to embrace its commitment to inspiring excellence in every one of its students.