WELCOME FROM THE HEADMASTER
Thank you for your interest in Parker School.
Deciding where to send your child for his or her education can be a challenge. Our goal is to provide you with an authentic view of what the Parker School option is all about. The Parker experience is designed to prepare students for college and for life, set in an environment where they feel accepted and supported.
Our faculty has worked hard to create a curriculum that is effectively integrated. This integration works vertically, where students progress smoothly in a particular subject from one year to the next. It also works horizontally, where the subjects that a student encounters in a particular year have been designed to fit together in a complementary way. We expect our graduates to be successful at the college level and beyond, so we accept the responsibility to give them the academic background to make this possible.
To be truly successful in life, I also believe that people have to possess both self-confidence and a genuine empathy for others. We take seriously our mission to help our students to recognize and build on their individual gifts and strengths, whether they lie in academics, the arts, athletics or student government. Young people are much more likely to realize their potential when they feel appreciated and understood, and our job is to make sure that this will occur. We also work hard to instill a desire to give back to others through an extensive community service program.
I invite you to get to know our teachers. They are qualified, approachable and creative in their teaching, and have been chosen for their willingness to commit themselves to the success of their students. In a small school setting such as ours, the bond between teacher and student is really allowed to flourish; we tend to stay in touch with our graduates long after they have left the school. Recognizing, achieving and celebrating individual potential is what we’re all about; I invite you to take the journey with us.
Carl Sturges, PhD