Families choose Oak Hill School for their children because we preserve what is sacred to educating the whole child – rigorous academics, small class size, arts education, character development, physical fitness, global awareness, and outdoor education; all in a small, warm, and dynamic school community that allows individualized education for every student. Your support is essential to our success. Together, we strive to help our students to reach their full potential and to grow and realize our mission “to provide the best K-12 education, creating caring and responsible critical thinkers.”
Beginning Friday, October 16th, Oak Hill School will launch our 4-week Annual Fund campaign with the goal of raising $170,000 for our operating fund, and reaching 100% community participation. The Annual Fund is our primary fundraising vehicle and includes current parents, grandparents, alumni, alumni parents, faculty, staff, and friends of the school. We have a proud tradition of 100% participation from our board, faculty, and staff, and 97% from our parent body.
The Annual Fund is the lifeblood of any independent school’s fundraising efforts. We do not have a large benefactor, religious institution, or government underwriting us. We do not have a budget surplus. Tuition provides a strong financial base for Oak Hill School, and philanthropy at every giving level is essential to support and sustain every single aspect of an Oak Hill School education. Tuition alone does not cover the true cost of education at Oak Hill. We rely on your Annual Fund gift to help us cover the “gap” between what we earn from tuition and what an Oak Hill School education truly costs. The Annual Fund is a critical part of our operating budget and we must meet or exceed our goal of $170,000 to deliver on our promise of continued excellence. No matter the size, gifts to the Annual Fund have a direct and profound impact on the daily lives of every student at Oak Hill.
Board members will be available to answer your questions throughout the drive. You are also most welcome to call or stop by my office or our Development Director Shelly Galvin’s at any time. We are always happy to answer any questions you might have or to simply chat with you. As a special thank you for your commitment to Oak Hill School, all pledges received by November 13th will be entered into a drawing for a Kindle reader, generously donated by a trustee. Early participation will ensure that we reach our goal of 100% participation and $170,000 in just four weeks.
Thank you in advance for investing in our wonderful school and in the bright future of our exceptional students.
Head of School