Friends Meeting School Annual Giving is a vital part of our school's funding. Without it, we would not be able to provide the many valuable resources and programs that our students and families have come to expect. Like all independent schools, we rely on the generosity of our current families, alumni, grandparents, alumni parents, and friends to help us bridge the gap between tuition revenue and the actual cost of educating our students. Annual Giving covers several thousand dollars of the cost for educating each student; it supports our programs, while keeping tuition affordable for as many families as possible. By making a donation to Annual Giving, you can have a meaningful and positive impact on the experiences of our students and faculty.
As an independent school, Friends Meeting School does not receive support from local, state, or federal tax dollars. Instead, we rely on tuition and the generosity of our community to fund our programs and initiatives. We strive to keep our tuition as low as possible, so that it covers only our core curriculum. This approach ensures that our school remains accessible to families from diverse backgrounds. To provide our students with the exceptional learning experiences that are a hallmark of independent education, we depend on fundraising efforts such as Annual Giving. Contributions to Annual Giving help us enhance our academic offerings, maintain small class sizes, provide opportunities for field trips, and support our performing and visual arts programs, athletics, clubs, and other important initiatives.
Annette Breiling is the founding head of FMS. A talented educator and firm believer in the dignity of all, Annette’s principled leadership and steadfast vision led to the creation of a robust and vibrant school community. Alumni graduate to “let their lives speak”--to make a positive impact in the world.
This merit scholarship recognizes student-applicants who embody character and principles aligned with Annette’s vision.
We appreciate donations of any size! Every gift helps to support our mission and programs. If you're unsure about how much to give, consider making a gift that feels meaningful to you.
Yes, Friends Meeting School is a nonprofit organization, so donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. After you make your donation, you will receive a tax receipt for your records.