Our Amazing Teachers!

Student-centered learning is at the heart of Parker’s progressive model of education. Earlier in the year, we unpacked what a student-centered education looks like here at Parker, and why it is integral to fostering a love of learning in our children. Today, we will examine the heart of what makes student-led learning so successful here …

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Day In the Life of the Hudson

This Tuesday, students in our 2-3 and 8th grade classes spent the day at Staats Island collecting science data as a part of the annual A Day In The Life of the Hudson event.  The eighth graders took on the role as science teachers for our younger students, leading them through stations where they learned about aquatic life …

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Oh the Places You’ll Go!

Parker teachers are always searching for ways to enrich our program here at Parker by creating opportunities that excite students about learning. Eight years ago, with that in mind, we developed an exchange program with St. Peter’s School in Barcelona, Spain. Parker hosts our international friends every other year for a week of progressive education …

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The Parker PreK Experience

Anyone who is lucky enough to walk down our lower school hallway and peek into our preschool classrooms knows what a magical experience our youngest students are having. At the beginning of the year, these classrooms start off deliberately neutral, with the idea being that the classroom environment should evolve organically to reflect the community …

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For the Love of Teachers

Over the past two weeks, we have watched with growing amazement as our children adapt and flourish with this new method of learning online. There are feelings of joy and relief for a community maintained and a continuity of programming, along with feelings of apprehension and frustration for how long this will last and how …

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Happy Faces

Celebrating the Young Child

We are honor the magic, wonder, and spirit of young children by celebrating “The Week of the Young Child (TWOYC).” This initiative, spearheaded by NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children), brings attention and energy to early childhood education and raises awareness about the importance of teaching this age group. Here at Parker, …

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