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: 853

Students Per Teacher: 9

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10 Parent Reviews for Francis W Parker School

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

As a parent of a couple Parker children I too agree that the education is good - but is it worth $25,00 a year per child with a need to give $2500 more per child (donation) annually - NO! The pressure to give give give is insane. And the demands to do do in this rough economy is disturbing. The tuition ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/06/09

As a parent of a child at Parker, new parents have a right to a more balanced view of the school than the brochure-postings placed previously. Yes, the education is great but not the best - I have visited other private schools to check out the competition - others are good too. Parker also comes at ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/04/09

i love my school. it is a great open,relaxed atmosphere. the classes are great, the teachers are fun. And i am truly excited to going to school and learning.

Posted by a student on 08/30/08

Throughout their time at Parker my children have been challenged to maximize their potential. Academic discipline coupled with engagement in the curricula motivates them to achieve a depth of understanding far exceeding grade level expectations. Not insignificant to their education is the daily work ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/17/07

My child was a student at this school for more than two years. In my opinoin the school was focused on issues they could not control. As an example, some feel that a child should not have a television in his/her bedroom. Well that decision is the decision of the parent not school administrators. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/11/06

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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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