Current Parents and Guardians
Welcome to Girard College's parent community!
We at Girard know that you have made a sometimes difficult and always life-changing decision to enroll your son or daughter at this unique institution. We recognize your commitment to your child's future, your strong belief in the value of an excellent education, and your willingness to make sacrifices. We applaud you!
It is our goal to create and maintain a longterm and positive relationship with our families for the betterment of our school and our students. Please look through this section of our website and take advantage of the opportunities offered to you. Don't miss the information about the Family Association (link on the left) of which you are already a member.
Parents Working With Schools/Schools Working With Parents
At Girard College, we believe in the concept of shared responsibility. Faculty, staff, parents and guardians must work together to ensure the best possible future for our students.
In June 2013, we instituted the School-Family "compact" (see below) and required all parents to sign this agreement that explains our mutual obligations.
In addition, we require parents/guardians to attend:
- BOTH Parent-Teacher Conferences (one in December and one in March) and
- Two Out of Four All-Parent Meetings held during the school year.
The All-Parent meetings will be scheduled soon and will appear on our school calendar by the end of June 2014. At these meetings, we will collectively map out the successful paths that we want all of our children to follow. Additionally, we offer experts, information and guidance that will be helpful to our parents.
What is a School-Family Compact?
A School-Family Compact is an agreement that explains how parents, guardians, teachers, RAs and school staff will work together to make sure that:
- we understand our joint responsibility;
- we nurture effective partnerships;
- we support the needs of our students;
- we create safe, happy, challenging environments;
- our students to reach high and achieve success.
- we fulfill our school’s mission
Returning parents received a School-Family Compact in their March 2014 re-enrollment packet.
New parents will receive a School-Family Compact at the "new parent" meeting in August.
You may download a compact below.
For Parents/Guardians of Students in Grades 1-3
For Parents/Guardians of Students in Grades 4-6
For Parents/Guardians of Students in Grades 7-8
For Parents/Guardians of Students in Grades 9-10
For Parents/Guardians of Students in Grades 11-12