About Parent University

  • Parent University seeks to "educate and empower parents as partners, advocates and lifelong teachers in their child's education through educational courses and leadership opportunities” through a series of free informative programs both within the district and with partner organizations in the Greater Rochester community. In addition, Parent University provides professional development to staff in the area of developing partnerships with parents.

    Courses are offered at various locations and are handicap accessible, unless otherwise stated.

    No Cost
    All courses are FREE and open to RCSD parents, guardians, and caregivers, regardless of educational background.

    Interpretation Services
    Interpretation services are available upon request for classes with a 72-hour notice. Please call (585) 262-8621 for reservations and availability.

    Bus passes are available with 72-hours notice. Please call (585) 262-8621 for a reservation.

    For ages 5-12 is available at most locations with a 72-hour notice. Call (585) 262-8621 for reservations and availability.

    When RCSD schools are closed due to inclement weather or emergency situations, courses will be canceled. School closing announcements are made via parent robocall/email, website notices, and local radio and television stations.

    Course information may be subject to change. Please refer to the website www.rcsdk12.org/OPE for current updates.


Contact us

  • Parent University
    ph: 585-324-9999
    fax: 585-262-8684
    Visit us
    Office of Parent Engagement
    131 West Broad Street
    Rochester, NY 14614

Course Registration

  • No education requirements are necessary. Sign up today!

    Register by phone or online:

    Phone: (585) 324-9999
    Or through your school’s parent liaison

    Register in person or by mail to:

    Office of Parent Engagement
    131 W. Broad Street
    Rochester, NY 14614