Francis Parker School No. 23
Start Time 8:30 a.m.
Dismissal Time 3:00 p.m.Grade Level K-6
Start Time 8:15 a.m.
Dismissal Time 2:15 p.m.Grade Level PreK
What Every Family Should Know
Francis Parker is one of the most diverse schools in Monroe County, serving 43% African American, 36% White, and 16% Hispanic students. The school remains a top performing elementary schools in the Rochester City School District. We have created a learning environment that works to meet the unique needs of all our students. Through our WIN (What I Need) blocks, all students receive small group instruction tailored to support and enrich their academic success. The School's proximity to many artistic and business venues has helped us build partnerships that support field trips to the Memorial Art Gallery, The Warrior Factory, Writers and Books, and many more.
Uniforms Required YesForeign Languages SpanishEnglish Language Learners YesHonors/Enrichment Classes YesEarly Literacy Program YesChorus YesBand/Orchestra YesInstrumental Music Lessons YesSports NoStep Teams NoExtended/Expanded Day YesSaturday School NoOn-Site After-School Care NoSummer Programs YesBusiness/College/Faith Partnerships University of Rochester, Memorial Art Gallery, Greater Rochester Health Foundation, Playworks
Acceleration Programs – We embed accelerated learning opportunities at every grade level. Through the use of Project Based Learning, our students are exposed to rigorous and engaging tasks every day. Additional accelerated learning opportunities include STEM enrichment, a Young Scientists partnership with the University of Rochester Medical Center, and tailored acceleration during our WIN (What I Need) Block.
Francis Parker House System - Students and staff are randomly sorted into 1 of 4 multi-age/grade Houses when they first arrive at our school. They remain in that House throughout their time at Francis Parker School No. 23. In a House, students are able to interact with peers from other grade levels. With this, the older students become mentors to younger students— and they in turn grow as leaders themselves. This creates a positive climate and culture of belonging for students and staff. It also helps to build character, relationships, and school spirit. Points are collected throughout the year for each student, which counts toward their overall House’s score. Students can earn points for their house through displays of citizenship. The House with the highest amount of points at the end of the year wins the House Cup!
Strong parent presence and voice via the PTA.