Designed to kick off each fall, the Annual Fund raises unrestricted gifts to support the annual operating budget, which includes instructional materials, program support, equipment and technology, as well as faculty salaries, professional development, and facility maintenance. As is the "norm" for most independent schools, tuition does not cover the full cost of educating each student. Tuition covers approximately 85 percent of the school's operating expenses. The other 15 percent is made up through tax-deductible charitable giving.
It takes a combination of tuition and charitable donations to provide the distinctive qualities that an independent school education offers: small classes, exemplary teachers, exceptional exploratory offerings, an unapologetic Christian environment, just to name a few. Charitable gifts are necessary to help sustain and expand the mission.