Francis W Parker School

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330 W Webster Ave

Chicago, IL 60614

(773) 353-3000

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Grades: PK - 12

School Type: Private

Student Enrollment: 935

Students Per Teacher: 10

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15 Parent Reviews for Francis W Parker School

I'm an alumnus. Francis Parker is the school for legends in their own mind. Parker had one National Merit scholar in each of the past two years. A selective enrollment Chicago Public School has about a dozen. At Parker, everybody thinks they're great, but standards are not particularly high. You can ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 02/03/15

I am a former student of Parker that was only there for a few years, but it did leave a lasting impression on me. If you are looking to go to a school with diverse people and an atmosphere in which you feel that you will be accepted no matter who you are, then Parker is not for you. If you are one of ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 01/31/15

As a 7th Grade student at Francis W. Parker, I am here to agree with every superlative that you have heard about Parker's educational experience. I commenced attending Parker fairly recently and the insults about it "not being academically satisfying" or "too cosy" are false. The alumni have attended ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 12/29/14

I commenced my Parker experience in 6th Grade and I was fortunate to be part of a diverse and connective community. The school offers a variety of clubs and electives and provides state of the art facilities. I am just about to commence my 7th grade year and can't explain the bond I developed with the ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 08/24/14

I love my school. I came to Parker a couple years ago and love the school. I think that the teachers are super kind but also really good at their job. I like how relaxed everything while also making you want to learn. I think that there should be more diversity because there are really only two classes ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 03/27/14

An amazing school. I was initially a bit suspicious about the concept of progressive education -- having enrolled and excelled at a highly competitive "academic pressure-cooker" of a high school myself (and enjoying that experience) -- and found the Parker community a bit too warm-and-fuzzy for my taste. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/16/11

It's interesting reading the past two reviews. I graduated from Parker several years back. I was an ok student -- mostly Bs in a mixture of regular and advanced classes. I did not get into any IVY's, but I did get waitlisted at Northwestern. Hope that helps. And, yes, those boarding schools that were ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 09/16/10

To the reviewer below me: any relatively capable kid at Parker who is even remotely focused on their academics *IS* heading to an Ivy League level college *IF* that is the path they want to take. I personally- did want to go Ivy League. Despite the fact that I was focused on sports more than academics ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 04/13/10

Our daughter is enrolled in the Lower School. Unlike most kids who got in based on alumni and sibling connections, she got in based on merit. The school grounds are nice and the teaching quality is very good. However, there ought to be more diversity. And, the quality of the students, while strong, could ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/11/10

a great k-12 school. although it lacks diversity, it has a very progressive atmosphere. Teachers and students have great relationships throughout your Francis Parker experience. I have teachers I remember from lower school that I still know and say hi to. Parker also does a great job with combining the ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 05/16/09

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Chicago schools — Francis W Parker School is located at 330 W Webster Ave, Chicago IL 60614. 330 W Webster Ave is in the 60614 ZIP code in Chicago, IL Francis W Parker School is a Private school that serves grade levels PK - 12.
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