Upper School Academics
The ongoing challenge for Francis Parker Upper School is the pursuit of excellence. Success in any one year is welcome, but by itself insufficient. The true measure of a quality school is its commitment to a program of excellence, one that sustains itself from year to year.
The Parker program—in the classroom, on the stage, and upon the field of play—reflects a commitment to excellence.
Our mission is about more than simply preparing students for college. It's about preparing students for life. As the School's namesake, Colonel Francis W. Parker said, "If I should tell you any secret of my life, it is the intense desire I have to see growth and improvement in human beings ... to see the mind and soul grow." It is our responsibility as stewards of Colonel Parker's legacy to ensure that the minds and souls of our students do indeed grow. It is our joy to do so!
Welcome to Parker; best wishes on your journey.