Meet David Kim '18 | Olympian-In-Training

While most recently graduated Parker seniors are starting their first fall semester in college, David Kim ’18, is at the beginning of an entirely unique journey—training to become an Olympic champion.

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Amy Belknap | Lower School Teacher / Marathoner

In college, Lower School Grade 4 teacher Amy Belknap’s teaching career literally got a running start. During her senior year, one of Amy’s professors spoke about his experience achieving his lifelong goal of completing his first marathon at the age of 50. Inspired by his story and the cause he was running for, Amy decided to also train for a marathon and run for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

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Strength of Character

Character education has never seemed so necessary. A decade or so ago, we shifted our academic curriculum to prepare our students for the challenges of the 21st century, understanding that, in an increasingly complex world, they would need to know how to deal with the many and varied challenges they will face.

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Parker Students Do Amazing Things!

Two weeks ago I received an email from a Parker family that captured all that we hope for our students. In a moment of celebration and appreciation, I recalled that this is the most recent of many similar emails. Now in my twelfth year at Parker, our families have touched my heart more times than I can count.

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Measuring Student Engagment

Helping our students develop the skills they need to thrive is at the heart of all we do and we are constantly evaluating how well we are fulfilling that mission. One measure of the student experience is engagement.

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Message From the Head of School

        ne of the major initiatives in our Strategic Plan is student wellness. Thanks to the good work of our faculty and staff on behalf of our students, Parker has made significant strides in addressing student wellness in many positive ways over...

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Athletic Director’s Message: Fall Season Wrap-Up

With so many talented athletes having graced the fields, courts, and waters—playing hard, posting impressive records and generally imposing their wills on the competition is always the overarching theme. You may feel as if you’ve read this sports wrap-up before. But rest assured that you haven’t: I am new, and the Spirit of Parker is alive and well. Indeed the fall brought yet another impressive athletic season to Parker in 2018. This being my first year as Parker’s Athletic Director, I am proud to tell the story of your fall athletic season thus far (teaser: It’s not over yet!)

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Chris Glover | Middle School English Teacher

For Middle School teacher Chris Glover, discussing literary themes with his students is his favorite part of teaching English. Their thoughts and perspectives inspire him. “There is not a year that goes by where a student doesn’t have a unique insight into the story,” says Chris. “My students constantly inspire me with their creativity and thoughtfulness.”

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