To many, our schools constitute Mount Laurel's "town center". The activities hosted at our schools, very often sponsored by active parent groups, bring families together while children are at an early age and forge lifelong friendships. The district has a long history of support within the community for its exceptional academic program and student success rate. Seven Parent-Teacher Organizations (PTOs) work diligently to raise funds throughout the year to augment programs, and an educational foundation, the Mount Laurel Public Education Fund Inc., also assists the district financially. In an effort to educate "the whole child," Mount Laurel Schools place great value on community commitment. Entire school populations participate in many fund-raising campaigns for local and national causes each year.