The Philadelphia School encourages active parent involvement. As a school founded by parents, TPS truly values parental support of our mission and educational program.
We have a very active parents association, TPSA (The Philadelphia School Association), whose mission is to support TPS families by facilitating communication, providing enrichment and outreach opportunities, and sponsoring community-building events. TPSA meets monthly and all parents and guardians are invited to attend and participate in planning and conversation. Another parent-led group, Family Diversity @ TPS, plans and orchestrates parent education events and organizes student and parent participation in diversity and equity activities offered around the city. The group organizes a TPS team each fall for the Philly AIDS Walk and has recently sponsored a Book Group, offering parents the opportunity to read and process together a specific reading on diversity.
Parents chaperone trips and lend their expertise in the classroom. Many participate on the Board of Trustees and its committees. The Philadelphia School is grateful for the involvement of parents in the life of their children's school.