Middle School

Welcome to the Middle School

The decision to craft a distinct Middle School occurred in 1986, when a group of forward-looking educators bravely moved the division from our historic Mission Hills Campus to our Linda Vista Campus.

The founding members of our Middle School envisioned a learning environment that meets each student at his or her unique moment of development and recognizes the importance of creating a structured transition from the nurturing world of elementary school to the academically rigorous and increasingly independent world of high school.

Today, the Middle School continues to embrace that vision as we live out Col. Parker’s belief in learning by doing and educating for character.

As educators who practice “in the middle,” we genuinely appreciate and love Middle School students. We embrace the daily silliness and humor that are an essential part of the Middle School experience. Each day, we strive to create an education that will prepare our students not only for high school and college, but also for life.

From all of us here at the Middle School to our Parker parents: thank you for inviting us to partner with you in the growth and development of your child. To our students: We look forward to helping you develop the full range of your unique talents and gifts, and then cheering loudly when you exceed all expectations.

For those of you visiting our website, welcome. We hope you find the information you are looking for and please do not hesitate to contact us for a personal tour.


Dan Lang
Head of the Middle School
Francis Parker School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school for students in Junior Kindergarten through Grade 12 from across San Diego County. Founded in 1912, the Lower School resides on the Mission Hills Campus with the Upper and Middle Schools located on the Linda Vista Campus. Parker's mission is to inspire a diverse community of independent thinkers whose academic excellence, global perspective and strength of character prepare them to make a meaningful difference in the world.

Mission Hills Campus Lower School

4201 Randolph Street
San Diego, CA 92103

Linda Vista Campus Middle/Upper School

6501 Linda Vista Road
San Diego, CA 92111
858 / 569-7900