Parent Committee


The Commonwealth Parent Committee provides many opportunities for parents to participate in the Commonwealth School community.

How We Operate

The Commonwealth Parent Committee consists of parents who volunteer to organize events and activities, both inside and outside the School. These bring parents, teachers, and administrators together on an informal basis. The Committee also helps recruit other parent-volunteers for such School-led initiatives as annual fund-raising.

Events and Activities

The Parent Committee members organize, coordinate, or sponsor:

  • New parent dinners and potluck dinners for parents of each class
  • "Mermaid Mixers," a series of parties at parents' homes which also raise funds for the School
  • Parents’ Back to School Night
  • Parent forums featuring outside speakers or master classes taught by faculty
  • Faculty and staff appreciation luncheon
  • The Merrill Series
  • Neighborhood coffees
  • Parent-teacher conferences
  • Parent Reception and Art Show Opening
  • Parent coffee while students depart for Fall Hancock
  • Implementation of the chaperone policy for student parties

All parents are welcome to join the Parent Committee. For more information please contact Associate Director of Development Carly Renshaw.