Westside Montessori is a small school. Less than a 100 children so this means a close knit family of parents. I have always been busy working so regret that I have not been as involved in the school as much as I would have liked to as a parent but I know that the opportunities are there for parents who want to be involved. They have a parent council for each of the grades. They also have events in the evening for just the parents where they offer wine and coffee and the chance to mingle with other families. On weekends, they host playdates at the park which is really great for the younger children to get to know each other outside of the classroom setting and for parents to relax and get to know each other.