Our graduates attest to the value of how they were educated at Parker: flexible, adaptable skills for an always changing future. Thomas Friedman's editorial today echoes the same theme: the Passion Quotient (PQ) and the Curiosity Quotient (CQ) are now as important for economic success as IQ. Passion and curiosity must be intentionally nurtured in school - and that is what a project-based curriculum like Parker's is doing.
|K-1 students have been studying crystals, rocks and minerals. Today they imagined what lies below the surface of the earth: burrows, pipes, rocks, bones...endless room for wondering, testing and exploring.|
|4-5's study of lizards combines art and language arts: 2 and 3 dimensional work in oil pastels and sculpture and perspective-taking in writing.|
|Exploring the properties of motion and force: middle school science students build Rube Goldberg style machines: passion, curiosity and intelligence are all engaged here!|
|What is outside that informs the study of crystals? Snow! And there are animal tracks!|