Parent University in Schools

  • Parent University is a great resource for school leaders looking to engage families. Our program offers meaningful learning sessions and classes for families to gain skills and information so they can support their students at home.  


    Request a class

    Parent University has a catalog of our most popular classes. Use this catalog to identify the classes you might be interested in offering.

    Classes are offered free to schools with the exception of the Families First series. Schools can request a class by filling out this form or by contacting, Family Education Assistant, Caitlyn Tengwall, ctengwall@bostonpublicschools.org.


    Schools’ Responsibilities

    Schools are responsible for providing a food and childcare if necessary, and for recruiting families to participate.  If the week of the class there are 5 or less people who have RSVP’d Parent University reserves the right to cancel the session.  


    Topics Parent University offers classes in

    • How parents can support their students’ in math at home
    • A Rich Vocabulary
    • College Readiness, College Applications and Financial aid
    • The New MCAS
    • Summer learning loss
    • Code of Conduct
    • Substance Abuse
    • Bullying

    Special Requests

    Parents are often the best resource to school, most especially when schools have challenging situations. If there is a topic that you want parents to have more information on that isn’t in the catalog please email Caitlyn ctengwall@bostonpublicschools.org with the topic of the session you’d like to offer and we will find a presenter with knowledge of the topic who can support your families and schools.