OUR MISSION

To promote excellence in education by fostering communication between parents, students, and independent schools.

WHO WE ARE

PCW is a non-profit membership organization founded in 1964 to promote excellence in education for independent school communities in the greater Washington, D.C. area.

WHAT WE DO

We provide innovative programs to our member school parents, students, and educators that build community and enhance the quality of education at independent schools.

WHO WE SERVE

PCW is made up of 52 independent schools educating over 25,000 students in lower, middle, and upper schools.

THEME 2021-2022

CONNECTEDNESS

 

UPCOMING EVENT

A Conversation with co-authors and fellow psychologists, Drs. Chris Thurber & Hendrie Weisinger

The authors’ new book, The Unlikely Art of Parental Pressure, addresses the biggest parenting dilemma of all time: how to push kids to succeed and find happiness in a challenging world without pushing them too far.  Drs. Thurber and Weisinger will offer parents practical strategies on how to transform harmful pressure into healthy pressure, and discuss the fine art of balancing the application of parental pressure. A 15-minute Q&A session will follow the presentation.
Submit questions in advance to administration@parentscouncil.org by December 3.
Date:  December 7
Time:  7:00pm-8:30pm
Virtual

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Innovative Annual Programs

The Parents Council of Washington offers inspired and inventive programs that aim to inform and foster dialogue in the fields of education, child development, and parenting.