一所公立私立学校

We are proud of our urban setting in the heart of Chicago, a large diverse metropolis. 我们计划我们的课程,为学生提供机会,积极参与学校社区以及更广阔的世界. 我们认为,一流教育的标志之一是能够通过包含多个视角的模式来理解复杂的问题和问题.

我们如何做到这一点? On a fundamental level, it begins with the way we teach. 我们不断地帮助学生尝试站在别人的立场上,通过我们提出的问题从一个新的有利位置考虑问题, the voices we listen to and the complex variables we consider.

中低年级

There are many opportunities for the development of relationships across grades in a JK–12 school. The whole community comes together in the auditorium or gym to share experiences throughout the year, 并且经常, JK–5th graders share classroom activities with each other. 学生 also interact with each other across grade levels formally and informally.

老师们全年都有机会相互联系,建立有意义的联系:幼儿园高年级的孩子们用积木探索平面和杠杆,可能会遇到高年级的物理学生, 或者在读书俱乐部学习倾听和回应的二年级学生可能会观察到高年级学生在讨论一本小说. Adults from around the building visit classrooms to share a story and tell the students about themselves. Classes establish “buddy” relationships with other grades to read together, 玩游戏或在外面跑来跑去. Each senior serves as a Big Brother or Sister to a class in JK–8th grade, visiting monthly during a Morning Ex and spending time as their schedules permit. Seniors help their younger counterparts with lessons, play games and talk. It is always a joy to observe a younger student encountering a Big Brother or Sister in the hallways, witnessing their comfort and delight as they approach their older friends with confidence. 通过社区服务项目, K-Walking, 4th graders walk Junior and Senior Kindergarteners from their cars on Webster Avenue to their classrooms, 提供安全通道和有意义的互动,帮助青少年顺利过渡到他们的学校生活. Parker is an environment that seeks to establish a sense of community among all members, regardless of their age or location in the building.

中学

中学社区服务项目让澳门新葡京博彩的学生有机会通过在不同的社区和机构工作来了解自己. 学生组织活动, provide assistance and discover and implement solutions to real-life problems. 结果是, 他们可以增强他们的自尊, 巩固他们同情他人的能力,加深他们对在民主社会中成为负责任的公民意味着什么的理解.

由教师和家长共同辅导员指导, each small group spends eight mornings during the year working at an agency or on a project. Although the program primarily provides students with learning outside of school, 教室没有被遗弃. 结合他们的现场学习, 学生阅读文章, see films and participate in other projects appropriate to the service they are providing.

One of the themes of community service is helping 中学 students move beyond the familiar, 鼓励他们探索新的环境,以开放的思想和心灵遇到各种各样的人. 希望这将鼓励他们成长为有同理心的人,能够从多个角度理解世界.

Most important, students talk about their thoughts and feelings regarding activities at their sites. By encouraging students to reflect on their experiences through journal writing, we help them better understand themselves and their relationships to society. These journals are included in student portfolios and passed on from one year to the next.

Community Service is vital: not a single day should be missed. If a student misses a visitation morning, he/she will stay home the remainder of the day. 

上学校

Guiding students’ civic development by engaging the principles of Parker’s mission, 高中社区联系项目旨在通过不同的经历和持续的反思和对话,帮助学生了解并在城市周围的社会正义工作中发挥直接作用. Community Connections is not community service. While fieldwork days may include a service component, 重点不是完成一项特定的任务或影响某个人生活的变化. Rather, the focus is on learning what civic commitment looks like in action.

Below is an overview of the Community Connections work groups have engaged in.

九年级学生通过他们的科学和历史课来探索当地和全球层面的社会和环境责任. Through partnerships with local organizations and ongoing participation in the Pulitzer Gateway Program, students learn about and practice sustainability and social responsibility. This interdisciplinary environmental and civic educational program comprises field trips to schools, 城市农场, 自然中心,自然保护区和其他地方. 今年, students have helped clean up the Chicago River and learned about mulching, 堆肥, 回收, 替代能源和交通, 社区园艺, 鱼菜共生等等!

10年级的社区联系项目侧重于在澳门新葡京博彩学生和来自芝加哥地区不同学校的学生之间建立关系. 双方承诺确保合作关系对两所学校的学生都有互惠互利的好处. 学生, faculty and staff have engaged with their peers on a variety of projects at Islamic Foundation School, 北朗代尔大学预科和奥尔学院.

Eleventh grade Community Connections curriculum is connected to U.S. 历史和美国文学课程,并为学生提供了通过研究在一年的过程中探索单一问题的机会, 讨论, 行动与反思. 学生 learn about a chosen social issue in issue-based groups led by their teachers, then connect with organizations and groups advocating for change relative to that issue. One group recently visited the Broadway Youth Center, an organization that serves a large transgender and homeless youth population. 另一个关注移民问题的团体上午坐在拘留法庭上,见证了目前因移民相关问题而被拘留者的审判. A group working with 父母 Allied with Children and Teachers for Tomorrow (PACTT), 一个学习中心,旨在发现与自闭症患者联系的最佳方式,帮助他们尽可能地独立, has been reflecting upon the story and persona of Helen Keller as a powerful social justice advocate. 一个调查无家可归者的小组最近花了一个上午的时间在林肯公园社区收容所工作. 对提高人们对退伍军人问题的认识感兴趣的学生们协调了一场题为“战后澳门新葡京博彩:创伤的遗产”的小组讨论和艺术展.学生们最近参加了一个名为“黑色/内部:美国囚禁和监禁的历史”的展览,他们仔细研究了毒品战争与监狱工业综合体之间的关系.11年级的学生领袖们最近还举办了一年一度的公民不服从大会,特邀嘉宾拉比·布兰特·罗森(Rabbi Brant Rosen)发表演讲.

从今年年初开始,十二年级的学生就开始进行独立的专题讨论项目, partnering with community organizations as volunteers and interns and reflecting upon their experience. 这些学生在与嘉宾演讲的工作坊中度过他们的实地工作日,以帮助他们的个人工作和成长为从事正义思想的年轻人. 最近, 12年级的学生参加了芝加哥自由学校举办的一个名为“芝加哥历史中的公民参与”的研讨会.”

通过他们在社区联系方面的工作, 高年级学生形成伙伴关系,促进多元文化联系,为我们的学生和其他学校的学生增加民主学习的机会.
弗朗西斯·W. Parker School educates students to think and act with empathy, 在一个多元化的民主社会和全球社区中,作为负责任的公民和领导人的勇气和清晰.