Participation by parents, grandparents, alumni, and alumni parents in many aspects of the school enhances each student’s sense of being part of a larger framework of life and the community. The Patrons’ Association provides countless hours of talent and dedication to our children, as well as sponsors memorable events for the community. Successful fundraising and friend raising in 2012-2013 raised over $225,000. These funds support the arts, athletics, and technology programs, endowment growth, and child-oriented activities that might otherwise only be dreams. A cooperative partnership with parents creates close and nurturing relationships among all constituents of our school. The Academy sincerely appreciates volunteers who make such a difference each year!