Interscholastic Sports Program Information

All Middle School students participate in a daily period of PE or team sports practice. While Grade 6 students participate in a physical education class, students in Grades 7 and 8 can elect to take a PE course or join an interscholastic sports team.

The interscholastic sports program for students in Grades 7 and 8 adds competitive strategies to the physical education objectives, with the opportunity to join a variety of teams, including flag football, volleyball, cross country, basketball, soccer, baseball, softball and more.

Students are placed in practice groups appropriate for their skill levels, with opportunity to advance as skill development progresses.

List of 4 items.

  • Selecting a Sport

    Students make their selection at the beginning of each new sports season, with the guidance of PE faculty. See a list of Middle School sports offered by clicking here.

    A student is welcome to join a sport even if without any prior experience. No matter what, they’re on the team. The coaches will divide up large teams into squads of similar experience level to foster the most growth for every player.
  • Practice and Games

    Regardless of which sport a student chooses, team practice takes place for an hour every school day. Practices for students in Grade 7 meets at 12:30 pm and students in Grade 8 practice at 1:30 pm.

    Games are scheduled after school approximately once or twice a week (which equates to about 10 after-school or weekend games per season). Home games conclude at about 5 pm with teams returning to Parker from away games no later than 6 pm.
    For away games, teams travel on Parker buses and vans and under the supervision of the Parker coaching staff. Our staff has access to cell phones and first aid supplies, and carries student emergency information with them. Students may leave away games with their parents. However, if the parent is not present at the time the Parker team is leaving to return to school, the student must return to Parker on the team bus.

    Please note that students who are unable to participate in after-school games or are unable to fulfill their commitment to their sports will be reassigned to a general physical education class.
  • Team Schedules and Updates

    Parents will receive team schedules and rosters by mail and will also be invited to attend a team meeting to be conducted by the coach. Sometimes teams designate team parents to assist with communication and to provide after-game treats for the players.

    At times, schedule changes are unavoidable.

    Should a game or match be cancelled at the last minute, the Middle School Office will also require participating students to use our phones to notify their parents of the schedule change.
  • Requirements

    Parker requires that participants maintain a minimum grade of C in all academic and arts classes and a minimum grade of Satisfactory in all citizenship marks. 
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