Category: parker history


Parker students win bronze medal at National History Day

Two recent Parker graduates won a bronze medal at this year’s National History Day competition. 

Elsa Baumgartner ’21 and Adelyn Phillips ’21 captured third place in the Senior Group Performance category at the 2021 Virtual National History Day Contest June 13-19. The Parker duo were one of just four entries representing the State of California to earn medals. 

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Francis Parker School | A Historical Overview

The doors of Francis Parker School first opened, in Mission Hills, on December 31, 1912. Founders Clara Sturges Johnson and her husband, William Templeton Johnson, based their educational philosophy on the work of Colonel Francis Wayland Parker and the experience of the Chicago school where Col. Parker’s principles were first put into practice.

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