The Park Tudor Annual Fund supports the school's operating needs through gifts from parents, grandparents, alumni, parents of alumni and friends. These gifts go to work immediately to support programs in academics, the arts, libraries, technology, faculty and staff benefits, and professional development.
Each year, donations to the Annual Fund enable the school to:
Provide an extraordinary range of opportunities
We are firmly committed to supporting the academics, the arts and athletics, as well as the numerous opportunities that exist only at Park Tudor. Whether taking students to The Hague for Model UN or supporting our investment in the arts, Annual Fund dollars provide our students access to these important learning opportunities.
Support great teachers in their professional development
Park Tudor teachers continuously seek their own growth and development. Our teachers engage in the national conversation about curricula and educational theory, a stance that defines greatness in the classroom.
Maintain small class sizes and provide critical support for all learners
Park Tudor has a long history of supporting all children and understanding each of them as learners. This individual attention requires a significant investment in time and staffing.
Close the gap
What the school charges in tuition and the actual cost of running the school result in a significant gap of several thousand dollars per student. Coupled with endowment income, the Annual Fund is essential in reducing the cost of a Park Tudor education. The Annual Fund also helps to fund the $3.5 million in financial aid provided every year to our families.
How are Annual Fund gifts used?
- Faculty enrichment
- Educational program costs
- Curriculum expansion
- Extracurricular activities
- Fine arts
- Classroom materials
What does my gift buy?
$20 - New picture book for Lower School library
$50 - Set of paintbrushes for art class
$250 - Percussion instruments for music classes
$500 - Field trips with exchange students
$1,000 - Costuming for the Upper School theatre production
$1,500 - One day for all faculty training with a consultant
$2,500 - Middle School "Creating Positive Relationships" program
$8,000 - One month of Internet access across campus
$50,000 - New school shuttle