An independent K-12 school on a beautiful wooded campus, 3 miles from Washington, DC

Parent Association

For almost two decades, the Parent Association (PA) has been an integral part of The Potomac School. As outlined in our mission statement, the PA works with and on behalf of all parents in an effort to build and support the Potomac community. All parents are members.

Through the 20 committees that make up the Parent Association, we provide many opportunities to become involved in the life of the school. Fall Frolics, the Scholarship Auction, Class Representatives, and the Cultural Competence Committee are just a few of the key events and programs that rely on the creativity and energy of parent volunteers.

Visit the Parent Association pages on CampusNET for in-depth information on committees, activities, and volunteer opportunities.

Parent Association Executive Committee 2022-23

Malvika Paddock, Chair  

Jan Leu, Chair-Elect  

Janice Lam, Treasurer  

Ashley Chamberlain, Secretary  

Scholarship Auction

Our annual auction raises funds to support faculty professional development and student scholarships. Learn more.

Fall Frolics

Food, games and fun on the quad. This annual October event brings out the entire community. Learn more.

Book Fair

Thousands of books – a beloved community event. Learn more.


Mission Statement

The Parent Association strives to create an environment that is welcoming and inclusive of the entire Potomac community. We are an association that understands and embraces the school’s mission statement, and we work collectively to support all aspects of the our educational, athletic, artistic, and fundraising endeavors.

We facilitate open communication and serve as liaisons between the parents and the school’s administration. As a group, we are committed to maintaining a strong community by uniting and supporting the many volunteer organizations at the school.

The Parent Association is comprised wholly of parent volunteers; it is this strong tradition of parent involvement that reflects the core values of the Potomac community.