A Message of Thanks

 

February 2015

To the TPS Community: 

Once again, we are delighted to convey that 2013 – 2014 was another banner year for The Philadelphia School.  Not only we were strong in admissions and enrollment, but we also exceeded our fundraising goals and achieved record participation. 

This Annual Report recognizes and celebrates those who have given time, treasure, and talent to our school.  Your investment in our school directly supports the incredible faculty, and enriches the experience of all of our students, from our youngest preschool learners to our eighth grade leaders.

Last year, through your contributions, we were able to:

  • Support the Annual Fund with generous contributions of $300,000 – more than 50% growth over the previous year!
  • Achieve record Annual Fund participation from 100% Board, 98% Faculty and Staff, and 90% Parent
  • Raise more than $500,000 for Financial Aid through EITC and OSTC
  • Generate over $80,000 for Financial Aid at EATS

Most importantly, we were able to offer the kind of education that our founders envisioned – one that nurtures the natural curiosity of children, honoring the rich fabric of our city and respect and love for nature  – to over 400 children.  And we did this because of the amazing community that supports us – our parents, grandparents, teachers, alumni, and friends of the school who give their time, money, and energy so that the school stays strong.

Thank you for all that you do to support The TPS mission. It would be almost impossible for us to thank each and every one of you personally for all that you give to the school, or to relate each and every one of the stories that would illustrate the ways in which your support helps our students and faculty.  We do want you to know, however, that you are making a true and lasting difference in the lives of these young people, and that we are deeply gratified.

With warm regards,

Justine Hoffman
Head of School

Gina M. Moore
President, Board of Trustees