Like other Catholic schools, the parents are involved as volunteers, and they are required to take Virtus training if working with the children. I'm really glad St. Lawrence goes from DK to 8th grade. My child has had a long and wonderful experience, with no complaints of bullying. There are traditions/structures in the school that made a child feel at home e.g. buddies and family groups. There was a great selection of summer camp/school activities. The high degree of parent involvement is work, but the result is a school experience that is extra wonderful/special. There are many opportunities for the parents to connect. If it's your first year and you visit the church, don't be surprised if your child knows more people than you do! The current principal (in 2017-?) represents the kind of principal I was looking for in a Catholic school - spiritual, prepared, loving, and reasonable.