Frank D. Parent TK-8 School

A French and Spanish Dual Immersion School

School Overview

Frank D. Parent School is a TK-8 French and Spanish dual immersion school located in a quiet residential area of Ladera Heights in Inglewood. Parent School has been a successful school for over fifty years, and we have proudly shown academic growth at every grade level.

Our school’s continued success can be attributed to many factors including:

  • A conscientious and dedicated staff
  • Family involvement
  • Hardworkers
  • College-bound students
  • Dual immersion learning
Students who attend Frank D. Parent School are energetic, motivated, and driven to reach their goals. They enjoy a challenging curriculum and participate in extracurricular enrichment and athletic activities.

Dual immersion learning is one of our cornerstones. It allows both native English speakers and native Spanish speakers to become bilingual, biliterate, and bi-cultural. Being able to communicate effectively in multiple languages is a great tool for our students.

The French / Spanish Dual-Language Immersion Program as a “school choice” option at Frank D. Parent allows children to learn in research-driven, innovative and effective ways by immersing them in two languages and cultures. Young children are developmentally hard-wired for language acquisition in meaningful contexts. Immersion in French, English, and Spanish from TK through 8th grade give children the opportunity to learn a second language the same way we learn our native language—by living it. Scientific research on childhood development has demonstrated that early dual-language acquisition leads to the facility in learning throughout life.

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Frank D. Parent TK-8

TK/Kinder Orientation

Frank D. Parent TK-8

Parent Park TK/Kinder Play Day

Frank D. Parent TK-8

2017 Promotional Exercises

Meet the Frank D. Parent Team:

Mr. Garry Gregory


Mr. Robert Dawson

Vice Principal

LaVert Lee

Office Manager

Ms. Cathy Autry

Program Aide

Activities and Privileges

To be eligible for after school programming students must:

  • Have a 2.0 grade point average (GPA) or better
  • Have minimal discipline issues
  • Have minimal tardies

Each participant must obtain a weekly grade and citizenship report. If your grades drop during the season, you will be placed on probation until your academics meet the requirement. All students on teams must have either private or school insurance.

All 8th grade parents and students must be aware that extra activities (including the Promotion Ceremony) are earned privileges, and students who are unable to meet the following requirements will have their privileges revoked:

  • Have a 2.0 GPA or higher to participate in the end of the year activities.
  • Consistent behavior issues (detentions, suspensions).
  • No more than 2 suspensions.
  • Students must be in their school uniform every day.
  • Students must attend school at least 85% of the school year.
  • Frank D. Parent Middle School property is returned by the deadline.

Frank D. Parent students agree to:

  • Respect yourself and your classmates
  • Respect our community and our campus
  • Be on time
  • Be prepared
  • Be in uniform

Afterschool Programs

Parent School understands the importance of offering our students a safe place to go before and after school. These programs also give them a chance to take advantage of help with their homework and participate in activities that keep them motivated to do their best at school.

ASES is a free afterschool program that is designed as an academic enrichment program to support the school day with enrichment activities and a healthy snack. ASES provides a safe and constructive environment for students and is available for students in grades 1st -8th

ASES Provides:

  • Homework and Tutoring Assistance
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Music
  • Science and Math
  • Healthy Snacks

Cool Kids Club After School

Before and after school programs for homework, enrichment, activities, and sports are offered. Before school programs starts at 6:00 am, and the after-school program starts at 2:00 pm and ends at 6:00 pm with flexible pick-up times. Contact us for information on the registration fee.

Sheriff’s YAL After-School Program

(Space is limited 3rd– 8th-grade students only.)

This program runs Monday through Thursday, from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. The program is available for students in grades 3rd – 8th grades. For more information call Ladera Sheriff Community Center at (310) 410-7600. (Registration fees apply.)