FCCPS Parent University

Universidad de Padres FCCPS

Falls Church City Public Schools believes in lifelong learning for all: students, teachers, as well as parents and guardians. FCCPS Parent University provides opportunities throughout the year for parents and guardians to get smarter about school, child development, parenting, education, community. FCCPS Parent Unversity offers programs through FCCPS and our partners for parents of children in every grade.


All of our sessions are currently full. We now have a waiting list. Please email Rebecca Sharp at rsharp@fccps.org to be added to the waiting list for one of the Youth Mental Health First Aid Training Sessions.

Thank you so much for your interest!

REGISTRATION IS OPEN - FREE English Classes for parent and adult family members of FCCPS students.

LA INSCRIPCIÓN ESTÁ ABIERTA - Clases de inglés GRATUITAS para padres y familiares adultos de estudiantes FCCPS.

Beginner and Intermediate Level Classes/Clases de Principiante y Nivel Intermedio

Child Care will be provided during classes /Se ofrece Cuidado de Niños durante las clases

Session 2: January through March (Sesion 2: Enero a Marzo)

Tuesday: Beginner Level Thursday: Intermediate LevelMartes: Nivel Principiante Jueves: Nivel Intermedio

Register here. Formulario para inscripción.

Parent University brings together programs presented by

  • Principals
  • School Counselors
  • GMHS College and Career Office
  • International Baccalaureate Programme
  • Special Education and Student Services
  • Language Instruction (LIEP) Team
  • Educational Technology Team
  • GMHS Athletics and Athletic Boosters
  • GMHS PTSA, MEHMS PTA, Falls Church Elementary PTA
  • Falls Church Education Foundation
  • Falls Church Band Boosters
  • Fairfax County Public Schools Special Education Programs open to FCCPS families
  • Fairfax County Department of Family Services Parenting Education Programs
  • Health & Wellness Advisory Committee

It's all on the Calendar and in the Course Catalog. Plus, the Video Archive includes videos of prior events so that you can catch up.

This website contains a small sliver of the information available about FCCPS schools. Visit school web pages for more detailed school information.

Jessie Thackrey Preschool

Mt. Daniel Elementary School

Thomas Jefferson Elementary School

Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School

George Mason High School

Parent University is a collaboration between Falls Church City Public Schools and our School Affiliated Organizations.

Over the course of a school year, there are numerous opportunities for parents to discover what is happening in school, and learn how they can be involved. Starting with Meet the Teacher Day and Back to School Night, parents are offered high-quality programming on topics like:

  • school technology
  • curriculum
  • study habits
  • class registration
  • athletics
  • nutrition
  • music education
  • social and emotional development
  • concussion prevention and treatment
  • Primary Years Programme
  • Middle Years Programme
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma and Course Certificates
  • extracurricular activities
  • special education topics
  • using Schoology and Google Apps
  • college preparation and applications

It can get overwhelming, and that's why FCCPS pulled it all together under the Parent University umbrella. Parent University provides key information about every single program that helps parents get better informed. We are building our video library, too.

The Parent University Course Catalog includes every program offered on every topic, at every school.