Welcome, Parents and Guardians!

The Downtown School Parents and Guardians Association (PGA) is made up of current Downtown School parents and guardians. The mission of the PGA is to support the school by building community, facilitating communications, fostering a healthy community identity, and supporting the school’s fundraising efforts.

This page will provide you with important announcements, links, documents, and calendar dates. Please send any announcements or comments to Brian Crawford, Director of Communications.


  • New merchandise order forms are available! Order deadline is April 1, 2019.

  • Parent peer group—facilitated discussion March 20, 7-9 p.m., at The Downtown School.

  • Student performance of the one-act, Miss Beth, Thursday, March 21, at 6 p.m., and Friday, March 22, at 7 p.m. Suggested donation: $5.

  • College Counseling discussion March 28 at 7 p.m.: Ari Worthman, Director of College Counseling at Lakeside School, will hold a talk for current parents and guardians of The Downtown School. Location: The Downtown School Commons.

  • Parent-Guardian Book Club will meet May 20, from 6-8 p.m. in room 204 to discuss Ray Bradbury’s novel, Fahrenheit 451.

  • The Holocaust Center for Humanity is offering some powerful opportunities for students to learn and create. Check them out!

  • Please sign up for one of our popular Parent-Guardian potlucks!

  • As a resource, parents and guardians have compiled this list of organizations and activity possibilities for students to investigate.




206-717-2849 Email

Sue Belcher, Head of School

206-717-2852 Email

Brian Crawford, English, Director of Communications

206-717-2848 Email

Lupe Fisch, Spanish, Director of Technology, Parent-Guardian Liaison

George Heinrichs, History, Director of Facilities, Dean of Students

Ananya Rabeya, Mathematics & Computational Thinking, Registrar, Service Learning Coordinator

Kelsey van Dalfsen, Ph.D., Science, Admissions Coordinator

206-717-2858 Email

206-717-2854 Email

207-717-2857 Email