Parents are encouraged to participate and offer their expertise and experience to the school in a number of ways. Rudolf Steiner School has an active and involved parent body, which gives our community life, authenticity and diversity.

Please do reach out to the following Committee Chairs and Class Liaisons to find out more:

Parent Council
Co-Chair: Hoda Darwish
Co-Chair: Lauren Feldon

The Parent Council consists of a parent representative from each class. The representative works with his or her Class Teacher and the respective class parent to ensure a smooth and open communication between the school to the classes/parents and vice versa. Every year the Parent Council hosts a variety of events that bring the community together.

Community Education Committee
Contact: Dan Marsch, College of Teachers, Math & Science
Ilan Safit, College of Teachers, Humanities

The Community Education Committee organizes a wide variety of events for all areas of the school community. Offerings range from lectures on Waldorf education and anthroposophy to movie screenings and discussion panels. Membership is open to any interested community member.

Fall Street Fair Planning Committee
Contact: Felicia Fischetti, Philanthropy Operations and Events Coordinator

A mighty group tasked to fulfill a major fund- and friend raising event of the school, the committee pulls together an incredible number of parents and friends who, with thoughtful planning and preparation, transform 78th street into a wonderful community gathering.

Spring Gala Committee
Contact: Felicia Fischetti, Philanthropy Operations and Events Coordinator

Working under the direct care and supervision of the Philanthropy Office, the Spring Gala Committee provides the community with an amazing evening to honor and celebrate our students and the school.

Diversity and Belonging Committee 
Contact: Leadership Council

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging play a key role in the ongoing development and education of the entire community. The Diversity and Belonging Committee composed of faculty, staff, and parents, offers leadership and guidance – frequently asking the tough questions necessary to spur the school forward in its attitudes and practices around creating a diverse and welcoming community.

Board Committees
Selected committees that report directly to the Board of Trustees are open for parents to join, by invitation only. Members of Board Committees are nominated by the respective director and committee chair with the support of the Committee on Trustees and submitted to the Board for approval.

Development Committee

The Development Committee serves as the mechanism to involve parents, alumni, and school leadership in the process of raising funds that support the budget. It aims to meet and exceed fundraising goals through the creation of a well-balanced program that ensures annual revenue from diverse sources, and promotes healthy growth and long-term sustainability. The committee works closely with the Philanthropy Office and staff to evaluate and implement proposed fundraising strategies related to Rudolf Steiner School Fund (formerly known as the Annual Fund), capital campaigns, endowment initiatives, legacy gifts, and grants.