Parents are an integral part of our school family. From fundraising events to class trips, and from Parent Crew to our Board of Trustees, we want you to be part of our shared family experience.
Our school doesn’t work without parent involvement; we need parent trust, parent ideas, and parent communication. We also revel in opportunities for you to bring your professional world and passions into our learning community. Whether helping us plan a major event or sitting on one of our Board-level committees, we consider your time, energies, and talents to be invaluable assets.
With 260 students, we maintain a small-school feeling. Parents have tremendous access to the school: faculty and staff go by first names, administrators and Board members are readily available, and parent input and opinion are carefully considered. Weekly communication about school and classroom happenings is a standard, and monthly coffees and workshops keep you clued in to the larger conversations happening on campus.
School should be fun for parents too. You may meet a new lifelong friend, you may need to rent a flapper dress for a 1920s-themed auction, or you may start to spend more time at school than at home. From the hallways, to the classrooms, to each other’s homes, you will find a special camaraderie among your fellow parents at The College School.
Half of our faculty and staff have been at The College School for more than ten years. We love being here; we love learning; we love asking questions. Most of all, we love seeing students discover how powerful their minds, ideas, and words can be. You’ll experience firsthand our creativity in the classroom, our individual passions, and how we continually invest in professional development to deliver the best education for our students.
The College School is overseen by a self-perpetuating Board of Trustees. Their primary responsibilities include: 1) the school’s financial well-being, 2) hiring, supporting and evaluating the Head of School, 3) establishing major school policies, and 4) maintaining and updating the school’s long range strategic plan on a regular basis. The Board consists of approximately 16-25 members, including one faculty representative and the president of the Parent Crew. The majority of the Board’s work is conducted through sub-committees that meet monthly, including: Executive, Trustee, Buildings & Grounds, Personnel, Communications, Finance, and Development. The Head of School meets monthly with members of the Executive Committee, to discuss upcoming Board agendas, personnel issues, and other school matters between Board meetings.