The Parent Association is dedicated to the healthy growth, development, and well-being of Waldorf School of Pittsburgh through building community, fostering education through the lifespan, and nurturing the spirit in the school’s social life.
Realizing Our Mission
The Parent Association works in partnership with the Board of Trustees, faculty, and administration to further the goals of education and communication within the adult community and to assist those bodies toward the continued success and wellness of the school.
Parent Association membership is free and welcomes all parents and guardians in the WSP community, at any stage of their child(ren)’s matriculation at the school.
We work to realize our mission by:
welcoming and familiarizing new families
strengthening each classroom community
enabling dialogue between parents, the Board, faculty, and the leadership team
supporting volunteerism efforts
encouraging parental involvement
fostering a deepened connection to Waldorf pedagogy
providing hospitality to visitors
facilitating faculty and staff appreciation efforts
encouraging the development of relationships between the WSP community and the community-at-large
Parent Association Innitiatives
The Waldorf School of Pittsburgh Parent Association is responsible for a wide variety of events that strengthen our school community:
Coffee on the Grounds
Winter gear exchange
Winter Greens fundraiser
- Hospitality efforts during Back to School Nights, Open Houses, and special events
- Grounds clean up
- Co-ordinated faculty and staff gift-giving
The WSP Community Cupboard
The Parent Association is excited about its newest initiative, The WSP Community Cupboard, that we hope will help to meet the needs of folks in our community. This is a private, mostly virtually-based resource that will allow us to facilitate the exchange of food and household necessities between those who may need a helping hand, and those who have enough to share with others.
Visit WSP Community Cupboard to make a request, donate, or learn more!
Other PA Support
Parent Association Leadership
The Waldorf School of Pittsburgh Parent Association is led by two co-chairs and supported by representatives from each class. Every parent of a WSP student is considered part of the PA.
A Parent Association Representative to the Board attends all PA and WSP Board meetings to act as a liaison between the two groups. The PA Board Rep is a voting member of the board.
2020–2021 PA Co-Chairs
2020–2021 PA Board Rep
2020–2021 PA Strategic Advisor
Parent Association Meetings
Parent Association meetings, which are open to all parents, will be announced in the school newsletter. Class Parent Representatives attend Parent Association meetings when they are called, reporting back to the parents of the class on issues, events, and the need for volunteers for specific events.
2020–2021 PA Meetings
September 12, 2020
November 7, 2020 (Finance Update)
January 9, 2021 (PA Class Reps only)
February 6, 2021
April 10, 2021