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Student Experience a Reflection of YOUR Generosity...

Parker Families:

We’re like-minded families at Parker. Not in politics, certainly, nor in food preferences nor in religion, but we do share some beliefs about school and school-keeping. Parker families come from more than forty cities and towns, so it really is an intentional community, a place where the members are drawn together by a shared vision rather than geography or proximity. To a remarkable degree, Parker is transparent and consistent about the nature of that vision: our school is guided by the Ten Common Principles of Essential Schools and everything we do is shaped by those philosophical commitments.

It's also true that Parker is a charter public school, with all the advantages and challenges that come with the charter sector. One significant advantage is the autonomies afforded us, the ability to keep an Essential School and refine our own programs. One significant challenge is that Parker, like all charter public schools, must fund its own facilities without access to building subsidies available to traditional public districts.

In the coming days you will receive an invitation to make a tax-deductible gift to the school. We’re in the first phase of our Third Decade Fund, focused on capital (the roof replacement project currently underway) and operations (supporting teacher salaries, utilities, and other program elements). We will need your help to reach our fundraising goals. Each and every gift, regardless of its size, is a show of support for Parker, its mission, and its students.

Please respond generously to the upcoming appeal for voluntary support, knowing that your generosity is reflected in the quality of student experience at Parker.



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September 21, 2018
The purpose of Community Block is to give all students a chance to benefit and/or provide service to the community at Parker and/or the wider world...
September 21, 2018
ESPECIALLY for parents/guardians who are new or relatively new to Parker...
September 21, 2018
The ECO is in need of new leadership and members who are ready to support a Parker education...
September 21, 2018
An invitation to families, alumni, faculty, and friends...
September 21, 2018
How might we join together and re-imagine the common principles given the challenges of creating and sustaining democratic schools today?
September 21, 2018
Help make the Parker Art Sale a success and share some of your work with the community!
June 15, 2018
It's Celebration Time!
September 21, 2018
To establish excellent communication between home and school, and work together to support the members of this graduating class, the senior advisers are happy to continue the tradition of holding an evening dedicated to Supporting Our Seniors...
September 21, 2018
We look forward to talking with you and your student about what they hope to accomplish this year...
September 21, 2018
Head over to the Library to check out the new Autumn-themed bookmarks...
September 21, 2018
Knowing when you should keep your child home can be a real challenge as a parent...
September 21, 2018
Most are FREE and open to the public. Date and time subject to change!
May 18, 2018
The official notification from the MIAA to Ben reads: “…your selection was based upon excellence of character, impact upon students and community, and your coaching credentials..."
September 21, 2018
To develop consistent meal charging practices, have clarity among our families, support our staff, and respect all our students, Parker has put together this document to explain how meal charging at Parker works...
September 19, 2018
What a busy couple of weeks it has been meeting with seniors...
September 21, 2018
The latest Carpool List is now available via hard copy at the school office...
September 7, 2018
This MART service includes a stop HERE at the Parker School!
September 7, 2018
Regularly scheduled meetings of the Parker Board of Trustees are held in Room 27 at the Parker School from 6:45 PM until 9:00 PM.
July 23, 2018
Essential Question: A broad question around which a large part of a year's work is organized; a question that helps to focus work across the domains.
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