Parents are the primary educators of their children, and the Archdiocese of Chicago is committed to working with them to raise children who are faithful, focused and achieving the best of their abilities. Our schools are filled with families who value the educational mission and appreciate the partnership between home and school. We work with parents in our Catholic schools to find a meaningful way to be involved, share talents and engage in the journey and joy of their children’s education. Whether it is reading in the classroom, serving as a room parent, cheering from the sidelines, chairing an event or coaching an athletic team, our schools will be stronger because of parents' investment of time, treasure and talent.
Most schools offer a parent association to support the school with many community building and fundraising activities. In addition, each school typically has a school board that provides counsel and support to school leadership in forming school policies, providing financial management, contributing to the school's strategic plans and in advancing the mission through fundraising. Parents interested in getting involved with their local Catholic school should contact the school leadership or parent association and express your willingness to contribute your time.