Head of School Scholarship Program

The Head of School Scholarship Program, spearheaded by Jeff ‘75 and Karen Silberman in 2017, ensures that all qualified students have access to a Parker education. The Head of School Scholarship Program improves the pathway for qualified students from all socio-economic backgrounds to have access to a Parker education. 

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  • The Impact

    The Head of School Scholarship Program improves the pathway for qualified students from all socio-economic backgrounds to have access to a Parker education. The Program significantly increases Parker's ability to provide a life-changing educational experience for qualified students, and advances the School’s mission and commitment to greater socio-economic diversity and inclusivity.

    The Program recognizes and supports ambitious and talented students who possess the potential and motivation to succeed academically at Parker. The essential goal of the Program is to ensure that Head of School Scholars thrive at Parker by engaging them fully in academics, arts, athletics, and student life, in order to best prepare these young men and women for a higher education and beyond. 
  • The Scholarship

    The Head of School Scholarship Program will provide supplemental funding to Grade 6 to 12 students who gain admission to Parker, demonstrate financial need, and complete a secondary application. The Head of School Scholars will be selected by the Head of School. The program will provide awards to help cover Scholar's tuition and other essential costs, including books, uniforms, clubs and activities, global trips, transportation, and support from the Gooding Family Academic Resource Center.

    In order to maintain their standing as a Head of School Scholar from year to year, students are expected to: maintain academic good standing; maintain good citizenship; demonstrate and uphold the School’s honor code; mentor younger Head of School Scholars; and complete an annual survey. Scholars will be invited to meet annually with the Program’s founding donors and Head of School.
  • The Inspirational Challenge

    In an effort to encourage the School to raise even more for financial assistance, the Silbermans will utilize their $1.5 million matching gift to inspire others to join them in investing in the Program. The Silbermans’ investment will provide double the recognition for donors’ gifts to the Program for the next two school years. The goal is to raise an additional $1.5 million from the Parker community for a total of an initial $3 million investment in the Program. 
  • Recognition

    Donors who give to the program during the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 school years will be recognized at double their gift level. For example, if a donor gives $5,000 to the program, they will be recognized for a $10,000 contribution.

    Founders - recognizing donors who make gifts of $50,000 and above in the 2017-2018 or 2018-2019 school years. These donors will also be acknowledged on a special plaque commemorating the establishment of the program.

    - recognizing donors who make gifts of $5,000 and above annually to the program.

    - recognizing donors who make cumulative gifts of $50,000 and above to the program.

    Founders level gifts can be pledged up to four years. Please contact the Advancement Office at advancement@francisparker.org or 858-569-7900 for more information.
  • Donors

    Julia and Bill Ingram
    The Levitt Family
    Jeff' '75 and Karen Silberman

    Michael and Deirdre Alpert
    The Anklesaria Family
    Julie Barnes '87 and David Feron
    Will '89 and Jennifer Beamer
    Diana and Kevin Casey
    Randall and Michael Clark
    Richard and Jessica Effress
    Paul and Lynne Engh
    Marc Matys and Robert Gleason
    David Gray and Sarah White
    Robert Howard
    Simone Kanter and Graeme Gabriel
    Jason '88 and Rendy Kimbrell
    Patsy and David Marino
    Susan Lester and Petra Mertens
    Ernest and Evelyn Rady
    Harry and Mojgan Rady
    Richard and Jennifer Schifter
    George and Traci Stuart
    Lawrence and Mary Taylor
    Michael and Catherine Thiemann
    Jeff Von Behren '90 and Alison Alpert
    The Wohl Family

    As of 8/8/2019
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