Become a Member School
Membership in the Parents Council of Washington provides:
- Innovative and Inventive Programs – recurring forums and prominent speakers on a range of parenting, child development, and educational issues.
- An Established Network – a parent, school, and student network for member school communities in order to facilitate the sharing of ideas, knowledge, and best practices.
- A Variety of Resources – archived summaries of PCW’s diverse programs, as well as an assortment of websites, books/articles and information readily available on the PCW website and Facebook page.
Member School Registration and Payment
Email us to join Parents Council
If your school wants to join the Parents Council or your school is a member and needs to renew membership and/or pay dues, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
You can email us if you wish to update your contact information or provide information updates at any time during the year.
These programs are available to member school parents, administrators, and students:
Speaker Series features well-known authors, educators, and other professionals presenting on today’s issues, theories, and practices impacting our independent school community.
Best Practices Forum provides 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 an annual theme. The program itself is open to all member school communities, including administrators, faculty, parents, and representatives.
Movie Screening features a selected film related to PCW’s annual theme. The program exists as a forum for sharing ideas, expressing concerns, and obtaining advice on parenting at every age and stage of development – whether parenting practices, dilemmas, or opportunities.
Student Leader Breakfasts provide forums for confidential peer-to-peer conversation among member school-selected student leaders. The PCW sponsors two such breakfasts, one for upper school students and another for middle school students. Both programs generate great enthusiasm, participation, and follow-up written summaries that are shared directly with member schools.
Parent Association President and PCW Representative Programs occur twice yearly solely for member school Parent Association Presidents and PCW School Representatives, those parents chosen by their respective member schools as liaison to the PCW and its programs. These two events bookend the PCW program year, starting with Orientation in September and the PA Presidents’ Forum in May.
Upper School Deans’ Program is for member school upper school deans of students to come together and confidentially collaborate on issues of shared interest, such as those raised by their students at the PCW Student Leader Breakfast.