Global Environmental Literacy

John P. Parker School: A Community Learning Center offering a robust Global Environmental Literacy Program

John P. Parker School is a PreK-6 neighborhood school located in Madisonville, an eastern suburb of Cincinnati. Its state-of-the-art facilities are designed to enhance and support the best practices in education.

The man for whom the school was named, John P. Parker, was an engineer, entrepreneur, inventor, patent-holder and conductor of the Underground Railroad who loved books. Consequently, in the spirit of his legacy, John P. Parker School prepares students for college and careers, knowing that they have the responsibility to make a difference in the world and the ability to do so.

Through our Global Environmental Literacy Program, students build the skills and know-how to claim their place in a global society. Students study real-world problems that impact local, national and global communities using innovative technology, project-based learning and field excursions. By mastering the science of analysis and investigation, our students learn that change is possible and they have the courage to make it happen.

The Global Environmental Literacy Program at John P. Parker

John P. Parker's Global Environmental Literacy Program will be open to students in preschool through grades K-6. Students will benefit from:

  • Programs integrates an interdisciplinary study of the five components of Global Environmental Literacy, including:
    • Global Citizenship
    • Environmental Literacy
    • Health and Wellness
    • Service Learning
    • Digital Technology
  • Learning experiences that make use of the school's 13-acre campus, including the American Heart Association Teaching Garden and a greenhouse
  • A challenging curriculum that builds the skills needed for critical thinking, advocacy and engagement
  • Opportunities to explore a variety of career options through academic study, field exploration, mentoring experiences and guest lectures
  • Connections with students from around the world

School Facility Features:

  • Soccer field
  • GAGA Pit
  • Outdoor Climbing Wall
  • School Gardens
  • Aquaponic and Hydroponic towers and
  • Current advances in digital instructional technology

Upcoming School Features:

  • Greenhouse
  • Walking track par course
  • Nature Playscape

Global Climate Change Project

In collaboration with schools from other countries, students explore the world and its changing landscape and environmental conditions through a global climate change project. While participating in the project, students will interact with students from around the globe using an online platform and videoconferencing. Sixth-graders travel to an international destination discovering historical truths and STEAM futures while immersed in culture and inspiration to learn more about our changing world.

The John P. Parker School Advantage

  • Small class sizes and individual attention
  • Highly qualified, caring teachers with advanced degrees
  • Four Preschool classes
  • College preparatory magnet program for students in grades 4-6
  • Free breakfast for all students
  • A full-time resource coordinator who secures partners that provide a wealth of services and resources supports to help students succeed
  • Daily blocks of 90 minutes of reading and mathematics instruction
  • Regular art, music, technology and physical education classes
  • Partnerships with:
    • Medpace
    • Nickelodeon
    • Madisonville Education and Assistance Center (MEAC)
    • Civic Garden Center
    • Green Acres