Robert C Parker School

5.00 (2 reviews)
4254 Ny Highway 43
Wynantskill, NY 12198-0121
Tel: (518)286-3449
Grades: PK-8 | 133 students
Science in the Pre K 4 Classroom during 'Wind and Weather Week'
Science in the Pre K 4 Classroom during 'Wind and Weather Week'
Robert C. Parker School engages each student in a thoughtful and challenging learning process that inspires curiosity and a passion to achieve, nurtures confidence and community, and cultivates purposeful action. Core Values: emotional security, intellectual vibrancy, ethical awareness, and social responsibility.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded 1991

Student Body

Total Students 133 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Robert C Parker School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 18 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 12 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 15 / rolling
Tuition Notes Tuition Range: $6460-$ 15,350, Pre K - 8th grade Financial Aid available K-8
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Laura Mandelson


Total Sports Offered 12 sports
Sports Archery, Badminton, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Intramural Sports Only, Nordic Skiing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Swimming, Track and Field, VolleyballArcheryBadminton,
BasketballCross Country,
GolfIntramural Sports Only,
Nordic SkiingSnowboarding,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 1 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Lego Robotics Lego Robotics,

School Notes

  • Robert C. Parker School is an independent school for boys and girls in pre-school through 8th grade, 10 minutes from downtown Albany.  We believe that successful learners are confident, caring and creative, capable of defining their own place in the world.  Children eager to understand their world energize our classrooms at a time when their capacity for learning is arguably at its peak. They join together in our community of teachers, peers, mentors and families to discover and be discovered, to learn respect and earn respect, and to develop intellectual strategies that will carry them forth in a direction of their own choosing.

Profile last updated: 05/11/2016

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School Reviews

   5.00 out of 5 (2 reviews)
5.0 Stars   05/17/16
From the small class sizes, individualized attention, and inspiring curriculum, Parker is a gem in the Capital District. My child has thrived in this environment of curiosity, exploration and kindness. Far from the stresses of filling in bubble sheets and sitting quietly in rows for the day, children at Parker are taught to embrace their natural curiosity and talents. They are encouraged to explore, create, and learn. Teachers, parents, and administrators all collaborate to effectively make this learning environment a positive one for every member of the community. My only wish is that it went through high school and didn't end at 8th grade!
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5.0 Stars   04/10/15
Grandparent actually. My grandchildren love the school, are challenged there, and the cooperative nature of the school is great. My granddaughter in 1st great is getting plenty of individual attention, and both of my granddaughters are thriving there.
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