Robert C Parker School

4254 Ny Highway 43
Wynantskill, NY 12198-0121
Tel: (518)286-3449
Grades: PK-8 | 120 students
Science in the Pre K 4 Classroom during
Science in the Pre K 4 Classroom during
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 Type Alternative School
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 120 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 7:1
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 Financial Aid available K-8
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director Laura Mandelson


Total Sports Offered 8 sports
Sports Archery, Basketball, Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Nordic Skiing, Snowboarding, Soccer, SwimmingArcheryBasketball,
Freestyle SkiingGolf,
Nordic SkiingSnowboarding,

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.

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Vanderheyden Hall (1.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Jude The Apostle School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St. Jude The Apostle School (1.4 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Wynantskill
    Grades: PK-6 | 273 students
    1.4 miles
    42 Dana Ave
    Wynantskill, NY 12198
  • Wynantskill
    Grades: 7-12 | 69 students
    1.4 miles
    Po Box 219
    Wynantskill, NY 12198
  • Rensselaer
    Grades: NS-9 | 255 students
    3.3 miles
    100 Montesorri Pl
    Rensselaer, NY 12144
  • Troy
    La Salle Institute
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 6-12 | 459 students
    4 miles
    174 Williams Rd
    Troy, NY 12180
  • Rensselaer
    Grades: NS-12 | 302 students
    4.7 miles
    199 Washington Avenue
    Rensselaer, NY 12144

School Reviews

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!
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15
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.
- Posted by Parent, 04/10/15

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