Parker Blog

Extra, Extra. Read All About It!

May 6, 2024

Elevating student voices has long been a priority and highlight of our education here at Parker. With that in mind, we are proud to share our April edition of The Parker Press, featuring the work of our 7th grade class. We hope you enjoy it!

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Parker Hosts Read A Thon!

March 29, 2024
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Happy SEL Day!

March 25, 2024

Here at Parker, we believe that learning happens across a broad spectrum of development. True and important learning is not just isolated into subject areas, facts, and scholastic skills. It is integrated, holistic, and must address the child’s social and emotional journey alongside their academic growth. Children lead lives that are rich with feeling, and…

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Parkers 8th Grade Musical! NEWSIES!

March 22, 2024

Project work at Parker is integral to our model of learning and woven into the fabric of our community. Successful project work facilitates our mission of engaging each student in a thoughtful and challenging learning process that inspires curiosity and achievement, nurtures confidence, and cultivates purposeful action. This week, we have the opportunity to dive…

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Celebrating a Community of Diverse Readers

March 1, 2024

We traditionally send students to school so they can learn to read, write and do arithmetic. But rarely do we stop and examine “What is the real value of reading?” Of course, reading enables our students to grow up and pursue careers in their chosen fields of interest. However, here at Parker we believe that…

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In LOVE with Letters!

February 16, 2024

We strive for an active education for all students here at Parker. At every grade level, our students are lively, engaged, and learning-by-doing. Parker students are natural investigators, and the emergent curriculum here inherently lends itself to following where their curiosit leads. To do this most effectively, Parker teachers use a unique method of progressive education called…

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State of the School

January 26, 2024

This past Friday, Robert C. Parker School hosted our State of the School address virtually for an audience of current families, donors, and friends. This annual presentation by our Board and Head of School offers a behind-the-scenes understanding of how our school is run, and provides an opportunity for us to share all that we…

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A Day in the Life of a Parker Middle Schooler

January 24, 2024

When you look back on your experience as a middle schooler, what do you remember? For most of us, memories of middle school are a mixed bag of very big emotions. The middle school years are primarily marked by change — changes in schedules, changes in bodies, changes in friends and social groups. Vulnerability is…

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Welcoming the New Year

January 5, 2024

Classes have resumed at Parker, and our students returned joyful, jubilant, and eager to dive in to the hearty winter work ahead. These upcoming winter months are some of the most industrious and productive here at Parker. Routines are established, our students are comfortable and confident, and the knowledge and skills they’ve acquired over the…

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Savoring Traditions

December 30, 2023

Tradition holds tremendous value in the lives of our children. As such, tradition also holds a very important place in the life of our school. Engaging in traditions helps strengthen our community. By offering consistency and security, traditions help to strengthen social bonds, giving children a sense of trustworthiness and reliability. They also teach children…

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