Like nearly every leading independent school, The Brick Church School’s annual operating budget is only partially covered by tuition. The Annual Fund helps to bridge the gap between tuition and the actual cost to educate each child. These are unrestricted dollars that go to the School’s most pressing needs from faculty salaries to classroom resources.
Your gifts to the Annual Fund allow each and every student to benefit from small class sizes, dedicated faculty, a diverse student population, and student enrichment programs such as Spanish, music and movement, and STEM classes. Gifts also support exciting professional development opportunities for our teachers, keeping them at the forefront of early childhood education.
Why doesn’t tuition cover all of the School’s operating expenses?
As is the model in most independent schools, annual giving at Brick supplements tuition paid. This allows the School to guarantee the excellence of The Brick Church School experience while keeping tuition competitive with peer schools and making the school affordable to a wider range of students.
Who is asked to support the Annual Fund?
Parents, grandparents, alumni, alumni parents, faculty, and friends of the School who are committed to the School’s mission. Since every Brick student benefits from the Annual Fund, every family is called upon to participate. Our goal is 100% parent participation. Beyond the very important funds we raise each year, your participation demonstrates to all the shared commitment of our community.
How much should I give?
Every gift counts. Individual Annual Fund gifts range from $5 to $50,000. We encourage all parents to give according to their own financial situations. The Annual Fund giving levels are as follows:
How do I make a gift to the Annual Fund?
Learn more about how you can make your gift HERE.
Please contact the Advancement Office. Thank you in advance for your generosity. Every gift to Brick makes a difference!