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“We were seeking a Progressive school for our children – a safe and enriching environment to cultivate their interests. Francis Parker has surpassed our expectations, not only providing thoughtful and targeted instruction, but also a diverse community of teachers and parents dedicated to our children’s future. We continue to advocate for this community as we watch our children grow into compassionate and insightful citizens.”

– Kirk, Middle School Parent

Francis Parker School of Louisville is an Independent, Progressive School serving Preschool 2s – 12th grade students on two campuses in Louisville and Goshen, Kentucky. As a Progressive School, we are dedicated to critical thinking and intellectual curiosity. It is a place where students learn how to think, not what to think.

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What is Progressive Education?

The philosophy of Francis Parker is rooted in the Progressive education tradition. Emphasizing active, experiential learning, problem-solving, self-expression, critical thinking, collaboration, and healthy discussion and debate in every classroom, Francis Parker is a private school that strives to prepare young people effectively for the challenges of higher education, civic involvement, and a successful life as an adult.

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Name Change Process

Spurred by the strong recommendation of Independent Schools Management, the St. Francis School Board of Trustees voted unanimously to explore the possibility of a name change. The Board formed a diverse, 30-member Task Force to gather information, listen to all our constituencies, and make a thoughtful, reasoned recommendation based on the input we receive. After nearly a year-long process, we are pleased to announce that effective July 1, 2022 St. Francis School is now Francis Parker School of Louisville.
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