Upper School Admissions
UPPER SCHOOL ADMISSIONS
Please see the steps below for the Upper School application process. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Chris Sanders, Associate Director of Upper School Admissions.
Admissions Application Form
Schedule an applicant interview after submitting your child’s admissions application. Interviews may be scheduled through Ravenna. We encourage you to schedule your child’s interview as soon as possible and before February 1, 2020. Your child’s entire file does not need to be complete before scheduling the interview.
Please register your child for the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) by clicking here. Parker's school code is 052843. Your child may take the ISEE at any ISEE approved testing site. In order to be given priority consideration, the last date that applicants may take the ISEE is February 1, 2020.
For applicants living outside of San Diego, the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) may be more readily available than the ISEE. Therefore, we also accept results from the SSAT. Parker’s school code for the SSAT is 3266. You may register for the SSAT by clicking here. In order to be given priority consideration, the last date that applicants may take the SSAT is February 1, 2020.
Please note that either test is acceptable and we do not have a preference for one test over the other. Students applying to the 10th, 11th, or 12th grades may submit either the ISEE, SSAT, PSAT, Pre-ACT, SAT or ACT.
For priority consideration, submit the following documents through Ravenna by February 1, 2020:
- Admissions Application Form
- Administrator, English Teacher and Mathematics Teacher Recommendations - after November 15, 2019
- Student Questionnaire
- Parent Questionnaire
Request that the registrar at your child’s school mail your child’s transcript (report cards (prior year and first marking period of the current year), immunization record, standardized testing) directly to Parker’s Admissions Office before February 1, 2020.
Character Skills Snapshot
EXPERIENCE UPPER SCHOOL
We would love to get to know you. Please join us for a variety of admissions events from now through January, where you can meet our teachers, learn about our curriculum and special programs, and explore our campus.
Campus Tours are a great way to learn more about Parker. Group tours are scheduled throughout the fall and are also offered during the Open House. On the tour, you will see classes in action and have an opportunity to learn more about Parker’s programs.
Starting October 3 through December 12, families may attend group campus tours on Thursdays from 9:15 - 10:15 a.m., excluding October 17 and November 28.
Please note that individual tours are available for students who have submitted an application. You may contact Chris Sanders (858 / 427-1715) or Marsha Gygax (858 / 427-1713) to schedule.
Prospective Parent Coffees
- 8:30 a.m. coffee dates: October 29, and November 19
- 6:00 p.m. coffee dates: October 15, and January 7
There are four visit day opportunities for Upper School applicants:
- November 4, 2019
- December 9, 2019
- January 13, 2020
- January 28, 2020
We ask that when visiting for the morning, applicants wear comfortable yet modest clothing (no tank tops, yoga/stretch pants or sandals), and leave books, electronics, and non-essential items at home. Classes begin at 8:55 a.m. Therefore, we ask that students arrive by 8:30 a.m. and remain on campus through 12:15 p.m.
Registration for a Visitors' Day may take place after the admissions application has been submitted through Ravenna. RSVP Here
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.