The PCW mission is to promote excellence in education by fostering communication between parents, students, and independent schools. Toward that end, the 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 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.
Current Program Year
2019 “Screenagers Next Chapter” Movie Screening and Moderated DiscussionDecember 5, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:30am Landmark Theatres
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
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
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
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
2010 Best Practices Forum: Parent Networking: Ways Schools Provide for Parents to Participate, Connect and CommunicateJanuary 20, 2010 @ 9:00 am - 12:00pm Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart
2009 Best Practices Forum: Students and Stress: Causes and SolutionsMarch 5, 2009 Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart
2008 Best Practices Forum: Going Green and Online Social NetworkingFebruary 1, 2008 The Potomac School