The school definitely feels like a second family to me, all the teachers really care about you and the students are always there for you if you are having a bad time. Here, you build incredible friendships that you will remember and treasure for the rest of your life. You really feel part of something amazing and you feel so grateful and loved. We are like a huge family, and we welcome everyone. I have only been here a short amount of time but I feel like I am already part of not only a learning community that focuses on the students primarily, but part of a family who cares about me and who loves me no matter what. We have so many great traditions and activities that you will remember forever.
Parents were involved, and could always choose to be more involved, we always roped a few into events like the "out-trips", and parents can sit on the parent board/committee. Alumni communications, I keep in touch with quite a few, and have since graduating, although on a much more informal basis than through the alumni association. There are groups of us that get together regularly that will frequently plan larger events or meetings, or urge others to come to existing events. I am involved in our new alumni association, which I am very excited about, as it is really promoting alumni contact, mentoring and communication, which I agree should be a priority!