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Robert C. Parker School

Celebrating 30 years of progressive education!
4254 Route 43 Wynantskill, NY 12198 |
woman and boy checking out a telescopeRobert C. Parker School offers proven, experience-based learning that helps kids excel.
the sign for robert c. parker schoolThis private school is located just 10 minutes from Albany.
two girls working on a drawingStudents will enjoy hands-on activities and projects as they learn essential skills.
kids raising hands during a classroom readingTheir programs will inspire curiosity in your kids.
group of young kids with small bookletsDuring their time at Parker, students will develop a passion to achieve.
boy preparing to launch a red rocketStudents are encouraged to become intellectual risk-takers.
female teacher showing two boys an educational paperThe learning process at Parker is based around thematic experiences.
group of kids outside school busesRobert C. Parker School offers academic programs for students in Pre-K through Grade 8.
large group of kids standing on a rocky areaPlanet Parker is the school's summer camp programming.
kids walking through scenic woodsThe school's 77-acre campus features woods, trails, streams, and a bridge built by students.


Robert C. Parker School in Wynantskill, NY, is a private, independent, and progressive school for boys and girls in pre-school through 8th grade. Their academic program is designed to engage students in a thoughtful and challenging learning process.

Parker Sets the Stage for a Boundless Future

Founded in 1991 by parents and educators from The Children's School at Emma Willard, Robert C. Parker School provides student-centered, experiential learning that inspires curiosity and a passion to achieve. The school nurtures confidence and cultivates purposeful action.

Their four core values are emotional security, intellectual vibrancy, ethical awareness, and social responsibility. Students are encouraged to be active participants in both their academic and social lives at school, as well as become intellectual risk-takers. By combining a strong support system with innovative programs, your child will receive tangible experiences in creativity, independence, collaboration, and critical analysis.

What Robert C. Parker School Has to Offer

Robert C. Parker School is located just 10 minutes from Albany and features students from four counties and 15 school districts. The distinctive, 77-acre campus has classrooms, a library, woods, trails, streams, and more. They are ready to teach students to achieve at the highest levels, and the school is known for leading the way in educational innovation. Their programs include:


The Pre-K programs at Parker focus on sustained, themed play that teach young kids the power to reason, experiment, and create.

Lower School

The Lower School at Parker is for students in Kindergarten through Grade 5, and the curriculum teaches students the powers of observation, analysis, critical thinking, self-evalution, and collaboration.

Middle School

The Middle School at Parker is for students in Grades 6 through 8, which is an important time to challenge students to inquire, think, reason, and act. The supportive faculty will inspire future leaders and foster a sense of confidence and respect in students.

Planet Parker

Planet Parker is the school's summer programming, which offers kids the opportunity for year-round learning. These special week-long summer camps are based around exciting, kid-friendly themes and hands-on activities. From sports and science to creative arts, kids ages 4-14 will have fun learning together.

For more information on the school, check out their website today!

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