The PCW mission is to promote excellence in education by fostering communication between parents, students, and independent schools. Toward that end, our Best Practices Forums offer a peer-to-peer panel discussion and Q & A session.
Selected lower, middle, and upper school administrators share their school perspectives, practices, and findings in the context of the theme. The program itself is open to all member school communities, including administrators, faculty, parents, and representatives.
As part of the preparation for this program, the PCW solicits best practices submissions from member schools. An overview of the actual program and individual school submissions are subsequently compiled into an “e-binder” and maintained on the PCW website for interested parties to access.
2019 Best Practices Forum: Promoting Student Well-BeingApril 9, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30pm Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School
2018 Best Practices Forum Raising 21st Century Citizens: The Evolution in Teaching and LearningMarch 7, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 11:00am National Presbyterian School
2017 Best Practices Forum A Child’s Brain: What Schools Know and How it Impacts Learning, Teaching and ParentingMarch 8, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 11:00am St. Andrew’s Episcopal School
2015 Best Practices Forum: Re-thinking Success: How Schools Define, Recognize and Encourage Students’ Diverse StrengthsFebruary 4, 2015 @ 8:30 am - 11:30am The Langley School
2016 Best Practices Forum: Finding the Right Balance: How Schools Encourage Students and Families to Discover and Maintain a Healthy BalanceFebruary 3, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 11:30am Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart
2014 Best Practices Forum: Community Service: Its Purpose, Impact and Programs Within Our SchoolsJanuary 28, 2014 @ 8:30 am - 12:00pm Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart
2013 Best Practices Forum: The Use of 21st Century Technology in Our Schools: Peaks and PitfallsJanuary 31, 2013 @ 8:30 am - 12:00pm Holton-Arms School
2012 Best Practices Forum: Encouraging Kindness in our SchoolsMarch 1, 2012 @ 8:30 am - 12:00pm National Presbyterian School
2011 Best Practices Forum: DiversityJanuary 20, 2011 @ 8:45 am - 11:30am Washington Episcopal School