Parker Blog

Special Friends-Giving

December 8, 2022

As we approach the holidays at Parker, we like to pause and reflect on our gratitude for all that we have, both in school and beyond. Last week, we asked our students what they were thankful for. Their answers were heart-warming, clever, and inspiring: “I’m thankful for happiness, home, and my class. I am grateful…

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Community Conversation: LGBTQ+ Inclusive Schools

November 18, 2022

Parker is a community of active learners. Our students dive deeply into hands-on projects, and our faculty are passionate about honing their skills through multiple professional development opportunities throughout the year. The ability to continuously learn and grow is a skill we expect in our extended community as well. It takes teamwork to truly live…

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Halls and Walls: Fall Edition

October 31, 2022

This is the time of year at Parker when our halls start bursting with the overflowing creative evidence of months of thoughtful and industrious project work. Students are fully immersed in the substantive work of bringing projects to fruition. Our students know that the work they do in the classroom has implications that reach beyond…

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Better Together: The Power of Community

October 24, 2022

Community Work Day- Fall 2022 It takes a village to raise a child, and it takes a community to raise a school. This past Sunday, we were blessed with an abundance of community as Parker families, faculty, and friends gathered together for our Community Work Day and 30th Anniversary Celebration event. Community Work Day is…

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Day in the Life of the Hudson River

October 14, 2022

This Thursday, students in our 1-2 and 8th grade classes spent the day on the Hudson River as a part of the annual A Day In The Life of the Hudson event. Our 8th graders led our 1-2s through various scientific data collecting stations focused on aquatic life, current speed, water clarity, and dissolved oxygen. Art teacher…

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2021-2022 Annual Giving Report is now live!

October 11, 2022
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A Day in the Life: Parker Middle School

September 30, 2022

Middle school is a fierce and tender time of burgeoning independence combined with yearning for connection and support. We were reminded of that by our middle school parents this week as we shared a beautiful morning catching up at our fireside coffee and chat. The challenges of middle school are exciting and different — Gone…

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Introducing Our Board of Trustees: An interview with trustee Catt Gagnon

September 23, 2022

This Monday, Parker hosted its first bimonthly meeting of our 2022-2023 Board of Trustees. Parker’s Board of Trustees is the governing body of our school. Together, this group of individuals works to establish school policies, provide sound financial management of the school’s assets, and hire and evaluate the Head of School. Parker is incredibly lucky to…

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Intentional Beginnings

September 16, 2022

The first week at Parker has flown by in a flurry of joyful reunions, warm new welcomes, and plenty of thoughtful foundation building for the year to come. Here at Parker, first days are more than just locker assignments and textbook distribution. Students spend most of their time working collaboratively with their teachers to set…

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Looking Back With Gratitude

June 3, 2022

Sitting down to reflect on our year together, I could not believe how much has happened, how many big moments we shared, and how many new initiatives were launched.Connecting with FamiliesOur enrollment expanded across every grade this year. We welcomed 65 new students in the fall, and each of our new students and their families…

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