Parker at a Glance

Established in 1912, Francis Parker School is one of the premiere independent day schools on the West Coast, providing an exceptional college-preparatory education for students in Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12.

Parker has two campuses serving a total of 1,230 students. The Lower School resides on the historic Missions Hills Campus. The Middle School and Upper School are located on the state-of-the-art Linda Vista Campus.

Total students: 1,230
Two campuses:

Mission Hills Campus – Lower School
4201 Randolph St.
San Diego 92103

Linda Vista Campus – Middle School & Upper School
6501 Linda Vista Road
San Diego 92111
Lower School:

Junior Kindergarten to Grade 5
430 students
Middle School:

Grades 6 to 8
300 students
Upper School:

Grades 9 to 12
500 students

Student Body Geographic Diversity

Our 1,230 students come from more than 91 ZIP codes across San Diego County.

We are committed to providing access to highly qualified students. For the 2016-2017 school year, $4.9 million is set aside in financial assistance to help achieve our goal of attracting and retaining the broadest pool of qualified students from across the socioeconomic spectrum. 


Parker was awarded a maximum six-year accreditation in spring 2013 by the California Association of Independent School (CAIS) Board of Standards and the Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

College Matriculation

Parker is proudly represented at more than 1,152 colleges and universities across the nation and the world by a total of 478 graduates from the Classes of 2012 to 2015.

Of the 121 members of the Class of 2016, 85 percent were admitted to a “Most Competitive” or “Highly Competitive College” as listed by Barron’s.  
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