Middle School Admissions
MIDDLE SCHOOL ADMISSIONS
Please see the steps below for the Middle School application process.
Schedule an interview through your Ravenna account. Your child’s entire file does not need to be complete before scheduling the interview.
Historically, Parker has required applicants to submit results from the ISEE or SSAT as assessment performance has been a reliable measure of a student’s readiness for our academic program. However, due to economic hardship, limited access to testing facilities, potential exposure to COVID-19, and other confounding factors, Parker will not require or accept ISEE or SSAT results for Fall 2021.
Parker does request that families submit any standardized testing (e.g. CAASPP, STAR, CTP, WISC, etc.) taken in previous years at the child’s current school.
Applicants will complete a 30-minute virtual writing exercise. This activity provides insight into your child’s ability to craft a logical, organized and comprehensive response to a prompt. Students may register after completing the applicant interview.
Applicants will complete a virtual math assessment to provide insight into their analytical skill and familiarity with mathematical concepts.
For priority consideration, submit the following documents through Ravenna by February 1, 2021:
- Applicant Information Form
- Administrator, English Teacher and Mathematics Teacher Recommendations; after December 1, 2020
- Student Questionnaire
- Parent Questionnaire
Request that the registrar at your child’s school submit your child’s transcript including:
- Report cards (prior two years and the first marking period of the current year)
- All standardized testing from the last three years
Documents may be uploaded here or mailed directly to Parker’s Admissions Office (6501 Linda Vista Road, San Diego, CA 92111) before February 1, 2021.
Character Skills Snapshot
Grades and test scores only provide a partial picture of your student. Thus, we create multiple opportunities for students to reveal their personality and character. The Character Skills Snapshot (CSS) is a newly designed assessment tool that can help the Admissions Committee gain additional information on each applicant and highlight areas where we can help applicants grow if they enroll at Parker.
The Character Skills Snapshot (CSS) is optional for Fall 2021. If families wish to submit the CSS to provide greater insight into their child’s character, Parker will accept the results if received by February 1, 2021.
Please click here for more information and to register for the CSS.
EXPERIENCE MIDDLE SCHOOL
Parker is currently closed to the public. While we are actively planning to have current students return to on-campus learning this fall, we are uncertain if conditions will allow prospective families (for entry in fall 2021) to visit campus for admissions events. At this time, we plan to host online events, and we will update families of any changes here and via email.
Campus Parking Info
For visits to the Linda Vista campus, please park in the main entrance lot (located at Linda Vista Road and Alcala Knolls Drive). Once you reach the security tower, a guard will assist you in locating a parking spot near the administration building.