It truly “takes a village” and you are an essential member of New Roads’ Parent Village - we can’t be US without you: every individual’s unique voice, perspective, talents, abilities and time are needed and valued.
“We believe that education must not be a race for the accumulation of facts, but a joint venture among students, parents, and teachers to develop habits of mind, habits of character, an ever-expanding awareness of the human situation, and the tools needed for social, political and moral participation as well as personal fulfillment. To be truly supportive of young people, teachers and parents must themselves continue to learn so that they may perceive the young accurately and treat them wisely.” - from the New Roads statement of philosophy
Joined by a common set of beliefs and purposes, New Roads School parents, administrators, and faculty embark upon a partnership that requires us not only to support our children’s intellectual growth, but to engage in our own continual and personal process of learning. The PV is a vital source for connection, community and friendship anchored in this shared responsibility to our children and to ourselves.
The PV seeks to provide opportunities for family engagement that both mirror and support New Roads singular approach to inspired education. The PV embraces the school’s mission, shares its core values, and fully supports its curriculum, faculty, administration, and staff.
The PV Aspires to:
Support the first fundamental commitment on which New Roads rests: “The development of a diverse community in which all differences - personal, cultural economic, ethnic, racial - become a framework for learning and for bringing people together.”
Provide parents with opportunities to form relationships within an authentically diverse community and engage in meaningful discussion and exploration of issues surrounding race, ethnicity, gender, religion and social justice.
Foster a cooperative working relationship and effective communication among New Roads parents, administrators, faculty, and staff.
Parent Village President, Meredith Brunswick Mounce and Vice President, Ruth Kennison are looking forward hearing your ideas and suggestions for expanding and improving our Village at our first meeting:
September 12, 2018, 6:30pm in the Leadership Center