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Whether it’s lower schoolers working toward participating in their annual May Day program; middle schoolers chanting and harvesting kalo in the school garden; or high schoolers singing in the spring musical, presenting a case in a debate tournament, or going on a hands-on science field trip, Parker School offers its students powerful opportunities. Our programs, dedicated teachers and staff, and beautiful setting make Parker the special place it is.
We are able to provide quality programs, retain excellent teachers and maintain our lovely campus in large part because of our Annual Fund. Tuition alone covers just over 80% of the cost of educating our students. We rely on our Annual Fund to raise that extra 20%. It is through the generosity of our extended ‘ohana—parents, grandparents, alumni, faculty, staff, board members and friends—that we can close that gap and offer our students enriching field trips, a resource teacher to help in the lower school classrooms, and programs such as debate and drama. These are examples of the myriad opportunities Annual Fund helps us to afford each year, and why your support is so crucial. No gift is too small!
More important than gift size is the percentage of participation in the Annual Fund from each of our constituent groups. Participation is one of the key indicators of school support foundations consider when we apply for grants.
We have set up the following giving levels and encourage you to find a level that’s comfortable for you:
- 1976 FOUNDERS’ CIRCLE
- Mauna Kea $10,000+
- Mauna Loa $6,000-$9,999
- Hualālai $2,500-$5,999
- Kohala $1,200-$2,499
- HEADMASTER’S CIRCLE $700-$1,199
- BULLS CIRCLE $250-$699
- ‘OHANA CIRCLE $1-$249
Our current Annual Fund year began on July 1, 2017 and ends on June 30, 2018. Please do contribute; your gift will be put to work for our students right away!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Please take a moment to view our Annual Fund video.
Thank you for your support!
“Our two children have blossomed since arriving at Parker School in 2014. The diverse selection of coursework and activities offered at Parker have enabled both of them to take their own personal path to a fulfilling school experience. Without your contribution to the Annual Fund, Parker would be just another school!”
–Kevin and Kelly Herendeen, Upper School Parent