Francis Parker Middle School & Enrichment Language Immersion Summer Program
- Ran Summer 2017 (Ages 11-15)
About Francis Parker School:
Founded in 1912, Francis Parker School is a nationally-recognized independent/private day school. For 105 years, the School has offered a balanced, challenging and integrated educational program in academics, the performing and visual arts, and athletics.
Parker’s mission is to inspire a diverse community of independent thinkers whose academic excellence, global perspective and strength of character prepare them to make a meaningful differences in the world. For the past 57 years, Parker has offered a comprehensive Summer Program that attracts both local and international students.
Why San Diego?
Regarded often as “America’s Finest City” and considered as one of the safest cities to in which to live, San Diego is an ideal place to study in America.
As California’s 2nd largest city (only behind Los Angeles), San Diego is acknowledged widely as offering a relaxed pace of life enjoyed by a family-friendly population.
San Diego residents are accommodating to, and eager to help international students who wish to make the most of an American educational experience, regardless of length. Experience a city that offers cultural diversity, endless golden beaches, famous museums, and a variety of recreational activities.
The Enrichment/Language Immersion Program at Parker was designed for international students ages 11-15, seeking to improve their English proficiency and immerse in an American cultural experience.
Students lived with host families, enjoyed stimulating and fun activities while in San Diego, and immersed themselves in in academic and enrichment classes with American students. The Parker Summer Program provided an American learning experience in traditional classroom settings while enjoying all the other treasures San Diego can only offer.
Program Dates: July 8 – July 29, 2017 (3 weeks)
Homestay Experience: Immerse in the American lifestyle as with an approved, English-speaking host family.
Academic Program: Two (2) morning classes with Parker students, Monday-Friday. Afternoon extracurricular and leadership-building activities.
Application process opens: Mid-February 2017
Application deadline: May 12, 2017
Students: 20 students, ages 11-15 entering grades 6,7,8,9 (other grades by permission of Francis Parker)
Requirement: Min. TOEFL score of 50, or interview required
Parker’s “Lancer Camp” provided a number of activities:
Sample Daily Schedule
7:00 A.M. – 7:30 A.M. | BREAKFAST
7:30 A.M. – 7:55 A.M. | SCHOOL DROP-OFF
8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. | TWO, 2-HOUR ACADEMIC/ARTS COURSES
12:00 P.M. – 12:30 P.M. | LUNCH
12:30 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. | SAN DIEGO CULTURAL EXPERIENCES, WORKSHOPS
4:00 P.M. – 4:30 P.M. | SCHOOL PICK-UP
4:30 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. | STUDY TIME AT HOME
7:00 P.M. – 8:30 P.M. | HOMEWORK AND STUDY ENGLISH
7:00 P.M. – 8:30 P.M. | STUDY TIME AT HOME
9:00 P.M. – 9:30 P.M. | BEDTIME
Fees Not Included
- Any service fees and/or charges to secure travel (tourist) visa
- Unaccompanied travel fee for minors
- Supplemental travel and health insurance
- Additional meals not provided by the host family or Parker
Should an applicant elect to cancel enrollment in the 2017 Parker Summer Program, the following refund schedule applies:
- Through June 15: 80% refund, except for the $100 application fee
- Through June 26: 50% refund, except for the $100 application fee
- After June 26: No refunds will be issued, barring extraordinary circumstances.