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 2019-2020

Healthy. Connected. Engaged.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Middle School Student Leader Breakfast

The Middle School Leader Breakfast presents an opportunity for today’s youngest teens to join together to discuss issues of importance to them. Member schools are invited to send two seventh graders for breakfast and self-directed conversation in both large and small group contexts. Conversation can explore issues such as social status, self-image, stress, technology, communication with family and teachers and social media, among other topics. A separate and similar discussion also occurs concurrently among administrators accompanying student attendees.

Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Time: 8:30am – 12:00pm

Location:  The Langley School

Snow Date: Tuesday, February 25

Movie Screening

We are pleased to present LIKE: A Doumentary about the Impact of Social Media on Our Lives, followed by a moderated discussion with Phyllis Fagell, LCPC. Download flyer here.

Date: Thursday, April 2, 2020

Time: 9:15am – 11:30am

Location: Landmark Theaters (Bethesda Row Cinema, 7235 Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda)

This event is open to parents, faculty, administrators and staff from our member schools.

CONNECT WITH US

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Connecting Schools

Sharing Ideas

Engaging Parents

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.