All St. Albans parents are members of the Parents’ Association, which works throughout the year to support the School, its students, its faculty, and its staff through a wide variety of volunteer activities. These activities include events sponsored by the Parents’ Association, service on committees for individual forms, and assistance at School-sponsored events. The Parents’ Association also meets monthly during the school year to conduct business and hear a featured speaker from the School’s faculty or staff.
Among the many activities of the Parents’ Association, three big events are the Christmas House Tour
fundraiser, held the first Friday and Saturday in December; the Student Exchange Shop
, operating during the school year; and the Flower Mart Used Book Sale, held the first Friday and Saturday in May. The Christmas House Tour features a tour of selected homes along with a luncheon and boutique shopping at St. Albans, preceded by an all-school parent party in November. The Student Exchange Shop collects donations of gently used dress-code items and resells them at a discount to the School community. Proceeds from these two activities help support School faculty and staff with initiatives like annual bonuses and parent-administered grants for classroom materials and faculty development. The Flower Mart Used Book Sale, part of the Cathedral’s spring festival, is organized and run jointly by the parents’ associations of St. Albans and the National Cathedral School; proceeds help maintain the grounds of the Cathedral Close. More information about the Christmas House Tour and Student Exchange Shop is available on separate pages of the website.