Why does St. Paul’s School need to raise money?
By design, tuition is approximately 11% less than the true annual cost of a St. Paul’s education, an intentional tuition gap which opens our doors to a greater population of students. Our Parents’ Guild works very hard year-round to raise funds to help keep tuition as affordable as possible. The school is also blessed with donations from the greater community to make up a portion of the gap. However, many of these gifts are not promised annually. Moving towards an annual giving campaign provides an opportunity for families, alumni, and friends to support the annual budgetary deficit with a tax-deductible donation to our school and furnishes sustainable support St. Paul’s can rely for years to come.
The Annual Fund is reinvested immediately back into the school to provide many tangible benefits to students and faculty today. It not only bridges the gap between tuition and the true cost of an education here, but it also guarantees additional benefits for every child’s experience, including:
• Small classes
• Exceptional faculty
• Faculty and staff professional development and competitive compensation
• Inspiring academic programs
• Upkeep of our beautiful campus
• Depth of programming: academic, experiential, artistic, and athletic