Parent Association

The Parent Association in any independent school provides an essential service to the school leadership and the school community. Every parent is a member of the Harborlight  Parent Association (HPA)

HPA organizes family-friendly events, supports the School events calendar, provides classroom level support for students and parents, welcomes new families, and informs parents about the School’s unique philosophy and programs. Volunteerism is an integral part of building a successful school community and we welcome you to become involved in a variety of ways.  

Annual events that are organized by our Parent Association and volunteers include the Back-to-School Popsicle Party Social, Fall Festival, Curriculum Spotlights, Cultural Festival, Teacher Appreciation Week, and a Spring Community Building/FUNdraising event.

Each classroom is also represented by a class parent or a team of class parents

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

Parent Association Coordinators

Keira Capobianca and Jenny Silva


Upcoming Parent Association Events

Curriculum Spotlights          Ever wonder what the Montessori works are and how they help your child learn and develop? The Curriculum Spotlights are short teacher presentations going over Montessori works and teaching concepts.

2017-2018 CURRICULUM SPOTLIGHTS, Please enjoy videos below: 

October, 2018: Conflict Resolution in the Classroom 

February, 2019: Montessori Birth to Three Years

2017-2018 CURRICULUM SPOTLIGHTS, Please enjoy videos below: 

November, 2017:  Recipe for Success:  Harborlight Through 8th Grade

January, 2018:  Language Program in Harborlight’s Upper Elementary Grades

March, 2018:  Cosmic Children: Big Questions and Big Answers

April, 2018:  Introducing Science to Young Children

2016-2017 CURRICULUM SPOTLIGHTS, Please enjoy videos below: 

Great Gatherings

These Gatherings focus on a shared activity hosted and paid for by volunteering Harborlight families. Great Gatherings are designed to bring people together who share similar interests, want to learn something new, or just want to have fun with their kids and friends. It is also a good way to meet someone new to the community and make a new friend!

When this year’s Gatherings are listed, simply sign up and donate the designated funds*, attend and enjoy! Once registered for an event, you will receive an email from the host with details and confirmation. All money raised will support faculty professional development. This money allows teachers to offset the cost of furthering their education. When teachers learn more, children directly benefit and their experience in the classroom is that much more unique.

Sign-up sheets will remain in the lobby until they are full. Space is limited, so come check us out early! * Payment can be paid by charging to your school account, by cash or by check made payable to Harborlight Montessori.

Volunteer Parents & Grandparents

Volunteer parents (and grandparents) create, strengthen, and support the connections between and among students and adults in our community. Each classroom has a few representative volunteers who help the teachers coordinate classroom activities and foster a warm welcome to all family events as ambassadors of the School.

Parents for Sustainability

One of our goals is to effect lasting change by challenging our students to be thoughtful stewards of our planet. We are continually inspired by our thoughtful parent community to consider new approaches that can make a genuine positive impact on our School campus and community. The Green Team is a committee of students, parents, and faculty. Together they promote green practices and select programs and activities toward understanding sustainability.

Have an idea or suggestion? Join the parent association meetings or email them at 


For more information about Harborlight Montessori and our infant/toddler, preschool, elementary, or middle school programs, please make an appointment to visit our Beverly, Ma campus. You can contact us here