As I've mentioned before, this school feels like a family. Each year there are breakfasts and potluck dinners where the parents contribute food. Parents are also encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities and field trips as well. For instance, one parent opened up her laboratory at a local university so students could visit and see her research firsthand. However, the school has no formal parent council because the school is so small. Personally, I liked this--because I had little time to be involved in the everyday operations of the school. I knew that if something was needed from me, the principal or teachers would reach out to me for assistance. I never felt pressured to complete tasks for the school. Knowing my child was in good hands was all that I cared about, and I appreciated that little was asked of my time as I'm a busy professional.