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Parents Council of Washington

The Parents Council of Washington (PCW) is a non-profit organization established in 1964 to foster communication within the greater Washington, D.C. independent school community. Our goal is to promote excellence in education by building a network among independent schools and their parent communities through cutting-edge programs that provide opportunities to share ideas, practices and information. Our unique relationship with our member schools and our outstanding programs place us at the forefront of issues facing the local independent school community.

Gonzaga Mothers Club is a member of the PCW.  For questions please contact GMC Parents' Council Liaison Denise Aitchison at parentscouncil@gonzagamothers.org.  Click here for events schedule

2017 Best Practices Forum: “A Child’s Brain: What Schools Know and How it Impacts Learning, Teaching and Parenting”

March 8, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am

All parents and educators at PCW Member Schools are invited to attend our 2017 Best Practices Forum. This year’s topic is: A Child’s Brain:What Schools Know and How It Impacts Learning, Teaching and Parenting.

Join us on Wednesday, March 8, at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School (8804 Postoak Road, Potomac, MD 20854).

We will have a light breakfast starting at 8:30 am followed by a dynamic panel presentation from 9:00 – 11:00 am.

Our panelists will be:

  • Tia Henteleff, Primary Teacher, Concord Hill Lower School
  • Rodney Glasgow, Head of Middle School, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School
  • Emily Sanderson, Director of Studies, Flint Hill School

Our conversation will focus on how our schools:

  • Assemble research at the forefront of education
  • Track and evaluate education research
  • Share research with faculty, staff, parents, and students
  • Integrate research into school policies and curricula
  • Recommend programs or techniques that have met with success

We hope you will join us!

Download the flyer here.

Snow date is March 15.

2017 Spring Speaker

April 12, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 11:00am

Holton-Arms School

7303 River Road 
Bethesda, MD 20817


Other ways that Gonzaga parents can take advantage of Gonzaga’s PCW membership:
  • Click on the link Parents Council of Washington for resources about educating and raising children. Read commentaries by headmasters from local schools.
  • Watch the following webinars on the PCW website. Go to Resources and select Webinars. Subscription validation code is WRAV28JE. 
    •  Anxious, Stressed and Over-Scheduled? (for parents/educators of children ages 5-12)
    • The Battle Against Bullying (for parents/educators of teens ages 13-18)
    • Brain Chemistry and Impact of Alcohol (for parents/educators of teens ages 13-18)
    • Developmentally Appropriate Technology (parents/educators of children ages 5-12)