Annual Giving supports the day-to-day operations of the school ─ everything from electricity to textbooks, faculty salaries to field trips and basketball referees. As at other independent schools, the tuition revenue raised covers only a portion of our school’s operating costs ─ approximately 85 percent. The annual fund closes that critical gap.
At The Country School, we are grateful for every gift we receive. Each donation makes a difference, and we are particularly proud that more than 80 percent of current parents have chosen to support our Annual Giving campaign in recent years; the national average for parent participation at schools like ours is 51 percent. We are also proud of our 100 percent participation from trustees and faculty, administration, and staff — a powerful indication of their belief in and commitment to our community.