The community of John Knox is certainly an attractive feature. I like knowing a lot of the parents. Often I know parents from other places, which is good. I also think that it is very important that this be cultivated and not undervalued. I like how parents are involved in the school community in a variety of ways and I like that parents are invited into the school for events like celebration of learning. We feel comfortable with sending our kids to birthday parties and play opportunities. Also, we've had good experiences working on committees and other volunteer situations.
John Knox encourages parents to be involved in the school. Volunteer hours are a requirement of the school, and those who do not complete 20 hours of volunteer work each year, have an additional fee. Parents are also involved in the administration of the school and have the ability to serve on various committees. There are also regular board meetings that parents are encouraged to attend. Parents are also actively involved in fundraising activities for the school. Volunteers are also used within the classroom, helping in the library, leading clubs, and on class trips. They even provide administration opportunities for those who need a volunteer role that they complete at home, which is great for busy families. We have made many friends through our involvement at John Knox.