Welcome to PAMKA - the Parents' Association of Montclair Kimberley Academy. The purpose of PAMKA - is to promote the goals of Montclair Kimberley Academy by working with the parents, students, faculty, administration and the Board of Trustees for the benefit of the school. PAMKA is run by the parents of MKA students who volunteer to sit on committees to plan, run, or participate in events on all three campuses. Every year, PAMKA slates close to 100 volunteer positions ranging from jobs requiring a commitment of several hours a week to those needing an hour once a year. These positions allow the organization to deliver on its mission to provide opportunities for parents to participate in the support and enhancement of the students' educational experience at MKA.
PAMKA events span all three campuses and bring the entire MKA community together through social, educational, and community engagement opportunities. From hosting the largest Scholastic Book Fair in the country, to regular Blood Drives, and the annual Gala dinner and auction, PAMKA events provide some of the highlights of the MKA school year. Learn more about some of the key events below.
PAMKA Statement of Purpose
PAMKA is a parent volunteer organization established to provide opportunities for parents to participate in the support and enhancement of the students' educational experience at Montclair Kimberley Academy. PAMKA pursues its mission working in cooperation with the school administration through activities consistent with the policies and goals established by the MKA Board of Trustees.
PAMKA achieves its objectives by:
- Directing its financial, volunteer, and organizational resources to broaden and supplement the educational environment of MKA students and faculty;
- Communicating information essential to each family's participation in the daily life of the school;
- Fostering a strong MKA community through parent involvement in programs, social gatherings, volunteer opportunities, and special events;
- Sponsoring safe social events for students.
PAMKA actively raises funds and organizes volunteers to achieve these goals.