Learning to Build Bridges Across Viewpoints

Learning to Build Bridges Across Viewpoints

‘Common Ideal of Character’ curriculum provides Parker students with tools for having difficult conversations By Matthew Piechalak | mpiechalak@francisparker.org  Guided by shared goals and norms, Parker students in grades JK through 12 are engaging in a curriculum...
Message from the Board Chair

Message from the Board Chair

Hello, Parker families! My name is Susan Lester, and I have the honor of serving as the Chair of the Francis Parker School’s Board of Trustees. In these extraordinary times, we at Parker are fortunate to have the benefit of extraordinary and nimble leadership. Our...
The Common Ideal of Character: Poll Questions

The Common Ideal of Character: Poll Questions

Parker’s “The Common Ideal of Character,” a two-day JK through Grade 12 curriculum scheduled for October 15–16, will focus on fostering civil dialogue as a valuable life skill. All this week, we will be polling the Parker Community by asking one...
Parker’s Campaign for Clean Air

Parker’s Campaign for Clean Air

Grade 12 students Katie Fitzgerald, Sophia Epley, and Maia Carlson recently won a $750 grant from the Coalition for Clear Air which they are using to fund numerous, schoolwide activities next week to encourage students, faculty, and staff to actively take steps to...
2020 Fall Interim: The Common Ideal of Character

2020 Fall Interim: The Common Ideal of Character

In the summer of 1883, renowned 19th-century educational leader and Parker namesake Colonel Francis W. Parker gave a series of talks at a Summer Institute on Teaching. Parker’s final talk that summer began as follows:  “No matter how much educators may differ in...