At Waterford School, students, teachers, and families are partners, which means parents play an active, ongoing role in their children’s education. Parents work closely with teachers to expand the child’s education beyond the classroom.
All Waterford parents belong to the Parent Association. Meetings of the Parent Association bring parents together to learn about the Waterford program and people, and to consider aspects of their children’s experience. Under the supervision of the Parent Association, parents organize and support activities and events that expand the scope of their children’s experience. Through their participation in working within their child’s world of learning, parents come to better understand that world. The Parent Association meets together the first Wednesday of the month at 8:00 a.m. All Waterford parents are warmly encouraged to attend.
There are many opportunities to volunteer in simple yet valuable ways. Parent involvement from the beginning will help one make new friends, become familiar with the Waterford faculty and administration, gain a deeper understanding of Waterford’s educational goals, and have a more clear picture of the child’s experience. Perhaps most importantly, parent involvement is meaningful in that those extra glimpses into the school day are priceless.