Established in 1976 by community leaders, Parker School is an important community resource for education, dedicated to serving a diverse student body for nearly four decades. Parker School is a small, independent, co-educational day school for students in grades K-12 where every student is known, valued and nurtured. Their small-school setting and dynamic program foster confident, compassionate individuals who are thoroughly prepared for college, who enthusiastically engage in life and who positively contribute to an ever-changing global community. Excellence, integrity and compassion are the cornerstones of their mission.
Small class sizes, ‘ohana (family-like) atmosphere, and a diverse, caring and talented faculty combine to produce a well-rounded educational environment and experience for their more than 300 students. This unique environment cultivates the qualities necessary to succeed in an interconnected world: creativity, curiosity, resilience, constructive risk-taking and teamwork. Student interests are stimulated, building skills and knowledge in all areas of life, including: the physical, intellectual, musical, artistic and altruistic. In addition, students enjoy a rigorous academic program; hands-on experiential learning; an excellent arts program; leadership opportunities; exciting extra-curricular activities such as debate, athletics, drama and dance; opportunities for hands-on community service; a nurturing atmosphere; and a true sense of ‘ohana, extended family.
Parker School is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the Hawai’i Association of Independent Schools (HAIS).