The Parents' Association (PA) is the organization through which parents volunteer their time at Park to connect, collaborate and contribute. Parent involvement is a unique characteristic of The Park School and is fundamental to its mission.

At Park, all parents are members of the Parents' Association and are invited to attend PA meetings and participate in discussions and decisions. PA activities can be grouped into four categories: Student Support (via curriculum grants), Faculty Support (via professional development and staff appreciation), Parent Support (for example, all school evenings) and Community Building (for example, new parent dinners and community events). The variety of volunteer opportunities makes it possible for parents with different schedules, interests and talents to participate in the life of the School. Whether a one-time or ongoing commitment - every contribution is needed and valued.

With nearly 20 committees to choose from, there is a wide variety of options! For a listing of PA Committees, click here.

The PA is parent-funded and Springfest, Park's Annual Day of Play, is the primary fundraising event. The Parents' Association is administered by a board of parents and a Faculty Advisor who serve as voting officers and advisors. Activities are carried out by committees, whose leadership is nominated annually by the Steering and Strategy Committee and voted on by the entire parent body.

Parents' Association Events

List of 5 events.

  • Parent Roundtable

    Save the date for a presentation and discussion with Park parent Jenny Berz and Growth Ed Chair Heather Offen on the development of the adolescent brain.
    Main Building - Conference Room - 255
  • Book Discussion "Blindspot"

    In Blindspot, Mahzarin Banaji and Anthony Greenwald explore hidden biases that we all carry from a lifetime of experiences with social groups – age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, social class, sexuality, disability status, or nationality. Join Park parents as we debrief themes from the book and explore the different blind spots in our own understanding of social identities. Please RSVP.
    Main Building - Conference Room - 255
  • PA Board mtg.

    Main Building - Conference Room - 255
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  • PA All School Evening w/Dr. Paula Rauch

    Main Building - Conference Room - 255
  • PA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion gathering

    Main Building - Conference Room - 255
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    • Park P.A. 2015 - 2016

Connect, Collaborate and Contribute

As PA President and Vice President of the Parents’ Association, we want to encourage you to get in touch to find out how you can get involved in the vibrant work that makes our Parents’ Association so special. Working side by side with other parents is both a fun and very meaningful way of building community at Park. Please reach out to us via the links below.

Laura Barkan and Sue Jeppson

Park Parent Archives

The Park Parent newsletter highlights academic, extracurricular, social, and fundraising activities at The Park School. It is published six times a year for parents, grandparents, faculty, alumni, and other friends.