Francis W Parker Lower School

  • At Francis Parker School, our mission is to provide a superior college preparatory education in a diverse, family-oriented environment that meets the academic, social, creative, emotional, and physical needs of the individual student.
  • Founded in 1912, and now with 1,200 students, Francis Parker School is San Diego's oldest and largest independent, non-denominational, coeducational day school.
  • Through a system of instruction in the academics, athletics, and arts that is grounded in excellence, Parker students are prepared to succeed at four-year colleges and universities appropriate to their individual goals.
  • This level of educational success is based on a foundation of shared values the importance of family; the uniqueness of each individual child; the ethical treatment of others and the world around us; a shared passion for learning between inspired teachers and motivated students.
  • Our mission is to provide a superior college-preparatory education in a diverse, family-oriented environment that meets the academic, social, creative, emotional and physical needs of the individual student.
  • Francis Parker School is accredited by the California Association of Independent Schools and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
  • The School is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools.

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School Overview

Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6

Student Body

Total Students362 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by GradeFrancis W Parker Lower School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers22 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio16:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
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