Before and After School

Morning Drop-off:
School begins at 8:15 am. Children may be dropped off at the school office after 7 am and prior to 7:15 am each day. After 7:15 am, senior-kindergarten through Grade 5 children should be delivered to the open gate by the supervised playground.

Junior-kindergarten students should be dropped off at the school office until 7:45 am. After that time, they may be walked to the canyon playground.

Beginning at 7:50 am and continuing until 8:20 am, crossing guards control traffic on Randolph Street. Parents are requested to follow all signs, cones and crossing guard signals at these times and to use the drop-off lane as directed.

Afternoon Pick-up:
Children are dismissed at 3 pm. In the afternoon, buses line up in front of the school along virtually all of Randolph Street. Crossing guards control traffic on Randolph from the moment classes are dismissed until 3:15 pm. After the buses depart at roughly 3:20 pm, parking availability increases considerably.

Parents wishing to pick up their children immediately after school are asked to park in the neighborhood and walk in to the front office or use the established quick pickup system located south of the school entrance on Randolph. Parents opting for quick pickup generally begin lining up on Montecito, the first cross street south of the school, at 2:45 pm. When the bell rings at 3 pm, children scheduled for quick pickup are lined up at a gate on Randolph Street. Cars are then brought around to this supervised spot. 

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