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Parent University


Executive Director, Monique Wright-Williams

1005 W. Fayette Street
Syracuse, NY 13204
315-435-6275 (p)
315-435-6276 (f)


  • October 7 – Couponing Class, 6:30 - 8:30 pm - ITC (258 East Adams Street)
    • The first hour of the class will consist of information from an extreme couponer, followed by one hour of coupon swapping.
  • October 14 – Lunch and Learn About Science, 12:15 PM - Delaware Elementary (900 S. Geddes Street)
    • Join us for a science project for the whole family! Poster boards will be provided. Register online below or call 435-6275.
  • Date TBD – Parent Leadership Academy, 12 PM - 2 PM - McKinley-Brighton (141 W. Newell Street)
To register to attend an event, please click here to view the online registration form.

S.O.S. (Supporting Our Students):
Code of Conduct, Character & Support in the SCSD
An information session for families. Learn what adults are doing to help students develop successful school behavior and what to do when there is a problem. Dinner and childcare are provided. Each session will be held from 5:30 - 7:00 PM.
  • October 8 - Ed Smith (1106 Lancaster Ave)
  • October 22 - McKinley-Brighton (141 W. Newell Street)
  • October 29 - Lincoln (1613 James Street)
Register online or call 435-6275. 

Parent University offers families a variety of FREE classes and workshops.  These classes are designed to add to existing skills, provide opportunities for additional growth and development and positively contribute to children’s academic and social-emotional success.

The Syracuse City School District recognizes the connection between student success and family engagement.  The SCSD established “Parent University” to increase parental engagement and to contribute to the academic and social-emotional success of our school children.  The goals of Parent University include providing support for families so that they may achieve personal academic and non-academic goals; providing parents and families with the necessary resources to support their children’s emotional growth and development; and increasing the number of parents who feel positively connected to their child’s school. 
A sampling of classes offered this year include:

  • Parenting Young Adolescents
  • Getting Organized: Creating a Special Education Notebook
  • Learning with the iPad
  • Defensive Driving
  • Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck
  • Credit Ability — Building a Strong Credit History
  • CPR

Parent University also offers “Breakfast & Books”  and “Lunch & Learn,”  where participants can enjoy a meal during the class or take their lunch or breakfast to go.
Registering for Courses

Registering for classes is easy!  You can register online using one of the links on the side of this page or complete a paper copy of the registration form and mail or fax it to our offices.  You can also drop off a completed registration form in the main office at your child's school.  Lastly, please call us at the Parent University office at 435-6275 to register over the telephone.  If you register for a class that meets over several weeks, you only need to input registration information for the first day of the class.

Who can take classes?

Classes are available for parents and/or other adults who are caregivers of children enrolled in a SCSD school or one of the following non-public schools:  Blessed Sacrament, Cathedral at Pompei, Bishop’s Academy at Most Holy Rosary, All Saints Elementary, Eagle Wings Academy, Faith Heritage, Jowonio, Ihsan School of Excellence and the Merriday School.

Can my children attend classes with me?

Some classes are family-oriented where children are welcome; however, the majority of the classes are for adults.  Check the recommendation listed for each class.


Childcare is offered for all evening and Saturday classes.  Parents must register in advance to ensure childcare. 


Any family needing language translation must make arrangements with the Parent University office by calling 435-6275 as soon as possible.  Translation services will be provided based on availability.


Transportation vouchers are now available for parents/caregivers to attend Parent University classes.  Please notify the Parent University office at the time of registration if you will need a voucher.  Bus vouchers will be given for round trip travel to and from classes.  Two vouchers per registrant, per class, will be provided.

High Schools
Institute of Technology at Central
PSLA @ Fowler

Innovation Zone Schools
Bellevue Elementary School
Danforth Middle School
Frazer K-8 School
Porter Elementary School
Seymour Dual Language Academy
Van Duyn Elementary School
Westside Academy at Blodgett

Middle & K-8 Schools
Clary Middle School
Ed Smith Pre-K-8 School
Expeditionary Learning Middle School
Grant Middle School
Huntington Pre-K-8 School
HW Smith Pre-K-8 School
Lincoln Middle School
Roberts Pre-K-8 School

Alternative Education Programs
Johnson Center/Adult Education
McCarthy @ Beard
MS Program @ Phoenix Ctr.

Elementary Schools
Delaware Elementary School
Delaware Primary
Dr. King Elementary School
Dr. Weeks Elementary School
Franklin Elementary School
Hughes Elementary School
LeMoyne Elementary School
McKinley-Brighton Elementary School
Meachem Elementary School
Salem Hyde Elementary School
Syracuse Latin
Webster Elementary School

Syracuse City School District
Sharon Contreras, Ph.D., Superintendent

725 Harrison Street
Syracuse, NY 13210

Phone: 315.435.4499
The Syracuse City School District hereby advises students, parents, employees and the general public that it is committed to providing equal access to all categories of employment, programs and educational opportunities, including career and technical education opportunities, regardless of actual or perceived race, color, national origin, Native American ancestry/ethnicity, creed or religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or expression, disability or any other legally protected category under federal, state or local law. More info