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.

Enrichment Program

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

Program Highlights

Quality and Caring Homestay Families

Exciting Student Activities Offered Throughout San Diego

Highly-Qualified & Experienced, Teachers

Dynamic Courses from which students may select (nearly 20 courses from science to fine arts)

San Diego leaders in the field of education, health, government, and technology are weekly guest speakers

Parker’s “Lancer Camp” provided a number of activities:

Beach Days
Science Center
Pool Days
Laser Tag
Solid Rock Gym
Belmont Park
Beach BBQ
Imax Theater

Sample Daily Schedule

7:00 A.M. – 7:30 A.M. | BREAKFAST

7:30 A.M. – 7:55 A.M. | SCHOOL DROP-OFF


12:00 P.M. – 12:30 P.M. | LUNCH


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. | STUDY TIME AT HOME

9:00 P.M. – 9:30 P.M. | BEDTIME

Package Includes

Pick up and drop off to and from the San Diego International Airport.

Homestay accommodations. A host family may host 2-4 international students at a time. Each student has his/her own bed. No more than two students per room.

Breakfast and dinner prepared by the host family, lunch provided by Parker (Monday – Friday). Weekend meals provided by the host family.

Transportation to and from extracurricular activities by Parker bus.

Paid admission fees for the extracurricular activities.

A local 24 hours emergency phone number service.

Fees Not Included
  1. Any service fees and/or charges to secure travel (tourist) visa
  2. Airfare
  3. Unaccompanied travel fee for minors
  4. Supplemental travel and health insurance
  5. Additional meals not provided by the host family or Parker
Cancellation Policy

Should an applicant elect to cancel enrollment in the 2017 Parker Summer Program, the following refund schedule applies:

  1. Through June 15: 80% refund, except for the $100 application fee
  2. Through June 26: 50% refund, except for the $100 application fee
  3. After June 26: No refunds will be issued, barring extraordinary circumstances.

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Make a difference in a child’s life!

Families are desperately needed to host minor international students for this upcoming school year. Compensation is provided for Host Families.

$100 PAYMENT per referral to anyone who refers a family that successfully begins hosting with us.