An Interview with Nellie

2020 was a big year to try new things here at Parker. In the lower school, we created a stand alone Kindergarten, and we welcomed 5th grade into our middle school. This year also saw the creation of a new 3rd and 4th grade combined class here at Parker, led by Nellie Barker. Nellie lives …

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Kindergarten Open House

Tuesday, December 15, 11:30am Progressive education begins with student experience and interests in mind, rather than a fixed set of knowledge to be memorized. Join our Kindergarten teacher Leigh Augustine, to learn more about the impact this philosophy has on our young learners in Kindergarten! Learn more & register for meeting details at

An Interview with Michele

Anyone who is lucky enough to have had a child attend our PreK program knows that our youngest Parker students are treated to a magical experience in learning. Here at Parker, we believe that all children are capable individuals deserving of respect. Every aspect of a preschooler’s day, from snack to circle time, and buddies …

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An Interview with Leigh

One of the fortuitous new changes the pandemic precipitated this year was the creation of a stand alone Kindergarten classroom here at Parker. An independent Kindergarten class has been a long-standing dream of Parker teachers and administrators alike. Kindergarten serves as a transformative transitional year, both academically and emotionally. This year, especially, we felt it …

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Robert C. Parker Day 2020!

Every October, we dedicate one Friday to celebrating our namesake, Robert C. Parker, or as we affectionately refer to him, “Bob.” Bob was the principal of Emma Willard School from 1979 to 1986. He and his wife Marlisa, who directed the PreK-3rd grade Children’s School at Emma Willard, were an inspiration to the parents and …

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