Parent Education

Our ongoing parent education comes in the form of workshops offered by teachers, staff and occasional guest speakers. Most of these workshops are specific to a program as outlined below.

Secondary School Parent Ed Schedule
Grades 7-12

Mission of the Program:
The program is designed to support parents in raising teenagers through workshops on adolescent development, communication strategies, college readiness, and harm prevention. In addition, the program emphasizes building relationships and support networks between parents, teachers and community members.

RSVPs and Snacks:
While RSVPs are not required, we always appreciate knowing who is planning on attending. Please email if you are coming. This workshop is adults-only. We also need a few volunteers who would like to bring some tasty snacks. Please email Will if you are interested.

Tuesdays at 6:30pm, at the Student Center.

1/23/2018 Social Media Wellness In a world where digital distraction can affect academic success and emotional health, educators and parents will discuss strategies to help students decrease stress, build empathy, and boost productivity.
2/6/2018 Prevention Game Show with Straight Up Ventura County Educators from Straight Up Ventura County will visit campus to educate parents on best practices around preventing drug and alcohol abuse with teenagers.
2/27/2018 Literacy Skills at Oak Grove The Humanities teachers will discuss their approach to teaching reading and writing. They will preview some class activities as well as share some of the research that informs their instruction. In addition, the evening will focus on strategies to help support students at home in academic writing and reading.
3/13/2018 Parent Panel on College and College Readiness Parents of recent alumni will come to campus to share strategies on how best to navigate the process of preparing teens for the college admissions process and for the transition to higher education.
4/10/2018 Sexuality and the Empowerment Program Tobi Jo Green from the Empowerment Program will lead a workshop on how to have healthy conversations with your teen about sex and sexuality.
5/8/2018 Fundamental Questions Students in the High School have been engaged in a process throughout the year of thinking deeply about fundamental questions posed by Jiddu Krishnamurti. Meredy Benson Rice will lead a dialogue with parents using one of these questions.
5/29/2018 End of Year Council Parents and teachers will have an opportunity to reflect on the year using the council format.

Krishnamurti on Parent Education:

On February 11, 1974, the day the school was officially announced, Krishnamurti said:

And this school here, we have been discussing with the teachers, with the parents, and with the architects for the last two years. This school is entirely different from the other schools in India and England. Here the parents are involved in it, which is a new kind of experiment because if the children are going to be different that parents must also be different, otherwise there is a contradiction between the child and the parents, and there will be conflict between them. So to avoid all that we thought it would be right that the parents as well as the teachers and the students work together as a family unit.”

Begin the application process. If you have any questions, we’re happy to assist you.