The Parker School was originally founded by Ted Sizer, a major figurehead in modern education reform. The school was founded in 1994, adding one grade level per year until reaching maximum capacity in 1999. Sadly, most students and teachers agree that the school functioned better in theory than in practice, and are disappointed with the result.

Fear not, however, as veteran teacher Peter Garbus is departing the Parker School to found his own school in Lawrence, MA.