Each fall, we identify a number of priority projects with the potential to improve the learning experience of our students the following year. Our Annual Fund is the fundraising effort that brings them to life.
The entire SMS community – every individual who has ever benefited from the school – is invited to participate: board members; current and former staff; current day and boarding families; alumnae; parents and grandparents of alumnae; and friends of the school.
The key to its growing success is PARTICIPATION. Our goal is to see every member of the SMS community participate in whatever way they are able and to maintain their interest and engagement, while growing this support for the school year over year.
Gifts to the Annual Fund are used by the School the year they are received; they have an immediate impact on our students and create an educational atmosphere that is vibrant, innovative and consistently improving.
Start Date: November, 2017
End Date: June, 2018
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Families and alumnae at SMS choose to give for a variety of reasons: to invest in the facilities and programs that elevate their daughter’s experience, to leave a lasting legacy to mark their time here, and to give back so as to benefit future girls attending the school.
Where does my gift go?
Recent gifts have funded the creation of special places – Alexis Hall remodel, Culinary Arts facility, Outdoor Classroom, Green House, Collaboration Room, Wellness Centre, BBQ Picnic Pavilion, Living Wall – and past gifts built this very campus in 1970. Largely through the generosity of alumnae we are gradually growing an endowment fund that will help deserving students access our unique education.
What does tuition cover?
Student fees cover annual operating costs such as salaries, benefits, utilities, the upkeep of our physical plant, and of course the supplies and specialized equipment your daughter interacts with on a daily basis.
What does it actually cost to educate a girl?
That depends on her journey. But whatever path she may take, each girl here at SMS today benefits from the generosity of those who came before. Donating to the Annual Fund will support our girls into the future. Thank you for investing in her.