Parent Association

Parent participation and engagement is integral to the well being of our School, and parents are encouraged to play an active role in all aspects of building a community around our students.

The Parents Association serves acts as the primary facilitator for parent participation and is led by parent co-chairs representing each section of the School. Within each grade, there are a minimum of two parents who formally serve in the role of “class representative” with staggered two-year terms; however, all parents are included in the PA and are invited to participate in monthly meetings. The Parents Association organizes activities both as fundraisers and as community-builders, with a spirit of inclusiveness and fun.

The co-chairs meet monthly with senior administration to discuss the upcoming PA meeting, School events and activities, as well as areas of question or concern arising anywhere in the School. This open and honest exchange of information creates a mood of collaboration and cooperation, which permeates the larger parent community. The Faculty Chair, School Administrator, and other senior leaders attend the monthly PA meeting to update parents on School activities, provide information regarding School policy, and to solicit parent feedback on important questions. The meetings often include a “guest speaker” sharing some aspect of the School which may be unfamiliar to the majority of parents, such as the High School Guidance Counselor or the Director of Communications, which creates a broader experience for parents, beyond their own child’s classroom.

PA Meeting schedule

CAMPUS LIFE

We want students to meet exciting people, try something different, discover something about themselves, and see the world from a new perspective; put simply we want students to learn.

PARENTS

There is an inviting atmosphere throughout our school created by happy children, engaged families, and dedicated teachers. As a parent—the opportunity to self-select your child’s peer group, one which is aligned with your family’s values and outlook on the world, is amongst the most important educational decisions you can make.

GREEN & ACTIVE

We provide unparalleled opportunities for children, by immersing them in our working farm, outdoor adventures and a community of adults who respect the natural world.

ACADEMICS

We take the best of classical education and make it relevant by intertwining the arts with academics, resulting in a synergistic experience that creates deeper meaning. No other form of education provides for an academic experience this enriching, authentic and joyful.

ADMISSIONS

We provide opportunities for children to be challenged while creating an environment that allows them to be healthy, satisfied, and productive community members.

THE BASICS

Our school includes a 200-acre farm campus, organic gardens, and a community that values well-balanced children.

A Classical Liberal Arts Education Serving Grades N-12

225 Cambridge Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530

516.742.3434

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