Community Engagement

The ideals of community service, leadership and civic responsibility have deep roots in Parker history. The school was founded on the educational philosophy of Col. Francis W. Parker, who believed students should learn by doing and be encouraged to understand and fulfill their responsibilities to serve their community.

Today, service-learning opportunities begin in Kindergarten and continue through Grade 12. Optional student-led advocacy and social service clubs abound in the Middle and Upper Schools. Many activities take students off campus to engage with communities across greater San Diego, the country and the world.

The mission of the Parker Community Engagement Office is to raise awareness of societal needs, emphasize off-campus community engagement’s connection to kinship and character development, and promote social justice and advocacy through the facilitation of student-directed community engagement work, student empowerment, organized service-learning experiences and curricular integration.

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    Kevin Dunn 

    Director of Community Engagement
    858-569-7900 x4112
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