The Lower School enfolds students in a warm, friendly learning environment located on Parker’s historic Mission Hills Campus.

Here, an innovative Junior Kindergarten through Grade 5 curriculum is augmented with a rich array of special classes and a character development program that emphasizes being a responsible classmate and citizen while giving back to the greater community.

The principles of scientific inquiry and design thinking are woven across the curriculum instilling rigor and inspiring innovation.


The Lower School Program supports its students’ natural curiosity and desire to make sense of their world by surrounding them with stimulating learning experiences in academics, physical education and the fine and performing arts.

Purposeful, well-integrated lessons and activities encountered throughout their elementary years give them the confidence, competence and independence necessary for success in the Middle and Upper Schools.
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