I have one child attending the Francis W. Parker Charter Essential School and another one starting there next year. I love that this school focuses on the development of the whole child and students be vested in their own education. One of the biggest take-aways for us is how the school uses advisories to build the relationship between students which supports the essential philosophy of developing a sense of decency and trust. The kids are nice to each-other, they respect each-others differences and learn to work together.
Through the support of The Sizer Foundation, the school has received many grants to support students through school programs.