Academic excellence is at the core of the Parker experience. Since 1912, our educators have been encouraging students to stretch academically, to solve authentic problems using in-depth analysis, to work effectively in partnership with others and to become knowledgeable, empathetic, global citizens.
A student-centered approach to learning is employed in each grade-level classroom, allowing students to build a knowledge base in the core subjects of math, literacy and social studies through experience-based learning.
Curriculum in the Lower School is enriched by an array of specialty classes woven into the daily schedule including drama, art, technology, science, music (vocal, band and strings), physical education and a hybrid world language program in Spanish and Mandarin. In the Scripps Design Lab, students marry the principles of scientific inquiry and design thinking to discover the process of innovation.