Francis Parker (IL)

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Francis Parker Colonels
Chicago, Illinois
Coaches Ethan Lavine & Xiao Zhang
State Championships none
National Appearances HSNCT: 2023 SSNCT: 2023, 2022, 2021
Program Status active
School Size 332
NAQT Page link

Francis W. Parker School is a private K-12 school located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. It currently competes in Class AA, the "large school" division, of the Illinois High School Association's State Championship series. The Colonels also compete in the North Metropolitan Scholastic Bowl League (NMSBL). Notably, Francis Parker is only located less than a mile down Clark St. from rivals Latin.

In recent years Francis Parker emerged as a challenger in the competitive NMSBL & IHSA Class A "Chicagoland" Sectional seeing its first State Finals appearance in 2023 after defeating Latin & Timothy Christian as well as three-straight playoff appearances in the Open Divison of NAQT SSNCT.

Notable Team Accomplishments

  • IHSA Sectional titles: 2023-1A
  • IHSA Regional titles: 2024-2A, 2023-1A, 2022-1A, 2021-1A
  • Metro North Conference Champions: 2023
  • NAQT Small School National Championship Tournament (Open Division): 2023 - T11th, 2022 - T17th, 2021 - T17th
  • NAQT High School National Championship Tournament: 2023 - T131st

Individual Awards

IHSSBCA All-Sectional Honorees

  • 2023: Grant Koh, Annoshae Mirza, Warner Vance (1A)
  • 2022: Grant Koh (1A)
  • 2020: Jonah Gross, Matthew Garchik, Alex Schapiro (1A)

IHSSBCA All-State Honorees

  • 2024: Grant Koh (First Team) Class A
  • 2023: Grant Koh (First Team) Class A
  • 2022: Grant Koh (Second Team) Class A

NAQT Individual Player National Championship

  • 2023: Grant Koh - T38th