Parent Organization

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Brown School’s parent organization is called PALS, for Parents Actively Lending Support, and our goal is to support Brown School’s mission.

We are not a fundraising organization. 

All members of the Brown School community are welcomed to attend every meeting, either in person or via conference call if more convenient. The number to call is provided with the email and Friday Folder announcement of the meeting. Occasionally, after our PALS meeting, we provide informational programs for parents related to education, development and wellness. 

Recent PALS-sponsored events include:

  • Fall Harvest Festival
  • Stockade Tour
  • Movie Nights
  • Schenectady Holiday Parade Float
  • Winter Snowcial (often roller skating or bowling)
  • Spring Social
  • Teacher Appreciation Day
  • Earth Awareness Day

Events have changed over the years as new families have introduced us to wonderful new traditions. Your ideas are always appreciated and welcomed.

Because email notices and newsletters get buried and Friday Folders get misplaced, PALS is also a great way to find out if there is anything going on that you might have missed. 

Questions about PALS may be directed to [email protected]

About Brown School

The Brown School community is strong and supportive, and we believe that our students deserve not only an academic education but also a place to enjoy traditions and experiences that they cherish for years to come. Our faculty and administration are committed to mindfully educating each individual student in a nurturing and collaborative environment.

Our School Day

Our school song states that “Brown School is joy, friendship, and laughter. Memories dear, now and long after. Working each day, growing together. Brown School is learning and love.” Even though we have modernized our teaching and offerings, these words hold true even decades after they were written.

Beyond the School Day

Brown School students of all ages have a plethora of options available after the school day is over. Whether it is partaking in the after school or Plus programs that offer a purposeful place for students while parents are working, exploring new interests or established hobbies, or getting together beyond the walls of our school, our Brown School community is strong.

Prospective Parents

We know that you are looking for just the right spot for your child, and we want to partner with you in that process. It is hard to get a sense of the community and daily routines of Brown School online, and we encourage you to schedule a visit or join us at one of our Open Houses.

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Current Families

There are so many things happening in our school community each day, and we value your partnership in making amazing things happen. These links will help Brown School students and families stay connected to keep our community strong!

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