" The Middle School's goal is to create learning environments that discover and nurture the individual gifts and talents in each child."
- Mr. Dan Lang, Head of Middle School
Academic excellence is at the core of the Parker experience. Since 1912, our educators have been encouraging students to stretch academically, to solve authentic problems using in-depth analysis, to work effectively in partnership with others and to become knowledgeable, empathetic, global citizens.
The Middle School provides a structured, caring community where small class sizes allow teachers to provide students personal attention, cultivate their individual strengths and lift them to exceed expectations. The core curriculum is enriched by a robust advisory program, daily music, physical education, and classes in visual, performing and technical arts. Students marry the principles of scientific inquiry and design thinking to discover the process of innovation in the new Design Lab.
In Grade 8, every student has the opportunity to travel internationally during Discovery Week and gain an understanding of our global community. Students leave Middle School well prepared to continue their educational journey.
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.