Christ Episcopal School (CES) relies on the generosity of our community to sustain and advance its mission, which is “academic excellence, respect and a passion to serve are the inspiration for our community. At Christ Episcopal School, every student and parent is a priority, and every interaction is rooted in our CES promise: to nurture students to become kind, confident, well-rounded individuals prepared to contribute to their community and thrive personally, spiritually and academically.” While tuition covers two-thirds of the cost of educating a student at CES, the remaining one-third is supplemented by annual contributions to the Christ Episcopal School Fund (CES Fund). Gifts are also used to cover the cost of providing student scholarships.
According to a recent report by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), the average private school parent makes a contribution to the annual fund amounting to about $1,000. The median gift given by parents of students in the over 1,100 NAIS member schools amounted to $945. The median gift at day schools was $897, while the median gift given by parents of boarding school students was $1,191. Charitable giving to private schools is also tax deductible. According to NAIS, 18.7% of students at independent schools across the country are awarded some financial aid. At CES, 39% of our students receive financial aid. More and more students are requesting financial aid to enter or be able to stay at CES.