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Parent  Education and Resources


WES understands the value of continuing education for our parent body. This page provides information on upcoming programs, speakers, and other resources that benefit our parents. We encourage you to take advantage of these resources to learn more about practical parenting skills, child development, and current issues of interest.  

Several valuable parent resources are listed below.

Parents Council of Washington (PCW) 

PCW is a consortium of approximately 60 independent schools in the Washington metro area serving parents, school leaders, and students. PCW was founded in 1964 by parents who recognized the need within the independent school community for greater communication, information, and liaison opportunities to help parents and schools educate children responsibly.

PCW sponsors webinars, speakers, and programs as well as providing links to activities for the independent school community.

Parent Encouragement Program (PEP)  

PEP is a non-profit educational organization for parents, teachers, and others who want to deal constructively with children and teens. PEP is dedicated to the building and strengthening of healthy, harmonious adult-child relationships in the home or classroom.

PEP conducts workshops and on-going parenting classes, as well as offering speakers and lecture series.

Common Sense Media

A parent resource for current media and technology issues.

Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington (AISGW)

AISGW is an association of independent private schools educating 33,000 students from nursery school through high school in the greater Washington, DC region.

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