Financial Assistance

At Parker, we believe that parents have an obligation to pay the educational expenses of their children to the extent that they are able. Therefore, the purpose of our financial assistance program is to help families bridge the gap between the cost of a Parker education and what they can be reasonably expected to pay.  

Francis Parker School’s financial assistance policies reflect standards of equity and fairness and embrace Francis Parker School’s ongoing commitment to access, affordability, and socio-economic diversity.

Families are required to submit financial information on an annual basis through School & Student Services by Community Brands (SSS), an objective third party financial needs assessment service used by independent schools across the country.

Francis Parker School adheres to local, state, and federal laws and regulations that require non-discriminatory practice in the administration of its financial assistance policies.

Submission Deadlines

To ensure that your application for financial assistance is considered, please meet the submission deadlines listed in the table below. Only completed files can be considered. Any late submissions will be reviewed after the first round of awards has been made. Should any funds remain, awards will be made to late applicants.

Category PFS Online Submission 2018 Tax Return Submission 2019 W-2 Submission 2019 Tax Return Submission
Faculty and Staff  12/15/2019 12/15/2019 2/15/2020 4/15/2020
Returning families who have previously applied for financial assistance 12/15/2019 12/15/2019 2/15/2020 4/15/2020
Returning families who have not previously applied for financial assistance 12/15/2019 12/15/2019 2/15/2020 4/15/2020
Prospective families 2/1/2020 2/1/2020 2/15/2020 4/15/2020

Francis Parker School is a private, 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 is located on the Mission Hills Campus with the Upper and Middle Schools 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