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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A-

Applying

Application Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
$125
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE, SSAT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$33,440
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
23%
Average Financial Aid
$19,750
From Francis Parker School

Francis Parker School is committed to graduating students who embody those qualities essential for academic success and personal fulfillment — intellectual curiosity, creative thinking, passion for learning, ethical responsibility, self-reliance, community engagement, and global competence — by offering a balanced, challenging, and integrated Junior Kindergarten - Grade 12 educational program in academics, athletics, and the arts, all in a vibrant and diverse school community.

Francis Parker School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1360
161 responses
Average ACT
32
143 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.14 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.14 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 54 responses
  • Powderpuff/Homecoming
    20%
  • JDOF (Junior Day of Fun)
    19%
  • School Dances
    17%
  • Attending football & basketball games
    13%
  • Homecoming
    11%
  • Kinderbuddies
    6%
  • Robotics
    6%

    Students

    Diversity
    A
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    1,185
    93%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
    87%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
    87%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    10:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    89%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.19 responses
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.19 responses
    Poll
    79%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.19 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    100%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.7 responses
    86%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.7 responses
    86%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.7 responses
    Living in the Area
    1. Cost of Living
      D-
    2. Good for Families
      B+
    3. Housing
      C-
    Median Household Income
    $61,637
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,693
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $463,749
    National
    $184,700

    Francis Parker School Reviews

    82 reviews
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    I've been at Francis Parker for nine years, from 4th grade to 12th, and overall I've had a positive experience. The academics, especially English and Science, are very well developed and successfully challenge students to study hard and succeed. The school does a very good job preparing students for college and offers them many opportunities and resources to help them get into the right school. While I have had a few complaints about the administration and student support programs, the faculty and staff are truly interested in what you have to say and passionate about what they do.
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    Parker is your typical west coast private/college prep school. Despite the fact that it preaches diversity and inclusion, Parker suffers from a lack of diversity in pretty much every area. The majority of students are white or Asian, upper class, and liberal. The new high school administration is a complete disaster, and is making a multitude of changes that have not gone over well with students and faculty, one of which is shoving an “advisory” period down everyone’s throats. I’m sure the Heart of Campus project will be beautiful— if it ever gets done. I think they’ve postponed the end date 3 times now?

    Despite my numerous grievances with Parker, I can’t deny the strength of some of their teachers and faculty. Unfortunately, many of the best teachers are being pushed out by the admin or leaving voluntarily because of their distaste for the direction the school is heading in.
    The school has great vision & has implemented an impressive strategic plan regarding academics, character development, equity and diversity, and more. They truly believe that even the best can be made better. Their commitment to diversity is what sold us. The school is committed to bringing in kids from all socio-economic backgrounds and diverse ethnicities and nationalities. Forget the stereotypes that you often think of when it comes to private schools; this place is different (especially at the current k-5 level). They practice what they preach. It’s not perfect, but the school also recognizes where they need to make improvements, and they’re working on it.