Our son attended Parker from kindergarten through 8th grade, and thrived there. Parker’s progressive approach values play in early childhood, engages students with meaningful academics and supports age-appropriate social-emotional development. The teachers get to know each student, and help them bring out their unique strengths and abilities. Parker students learn to be active participants in their learning, and ultimately, in the world beyond themselves. We loved that they used the outdoors extensively, recognizing kids’ need to move and the value of learning and observing the natural world. Even middle schoolers get recess! Now that our son is a high school freshman, he is academically prepared, self-motivated, able to self-assess, and comfortable asking questions and checking in with his teachers. He is also empathetic and thoughtful. Parker gave him a strong foundation!