So much of what we see and know at Center School that has changed is directly funded through the generous contributions of our families and community. Every year brings new opportunities to enhance our students’ learning experiences – adding cutting edge classroom technologies, creating new programs, evolving our curriculum, and better supporting the overall needs of our faculty and students. In the last year alone, we saw the completion of our MakerSpace with the addition of high-tech and low-tech learning and exploration materials including robotics, 3D printers, engineering and electricity materials. As an enhancement to our social emotional learning curriculum, our students supported many of our community partners through volunteer efforts. We were also thrilled to launch our ninth grade STARS Program that offers eighth graders the benefit of an additional year of Center School’s deep commitment to providing an extraordinary education to an extraordinary body of students who might otherwise not have access to the kind of truly transformational program they need to excel.
I hope you will join me this fall in investing in Center School’s students, faculty and mission by making a contribution to the Center School Annual Fund. A gift of any size matters. One of our ongoing goals, beyond increasing available funding, is to be able to say that 100% of our board, our families, and our other supportive friends have made a gift to Center School. That level of participation would reflect what we see in and hear from our community- an incredible amount of enthusiasm and support for the change that Center School makes in the lives of our students and families.
Center School is one-of-a-kind school that exists because the students we serve deserve the strategies and encouragement necessary to help them fully realize their potential. Please join me and so many others in participating in this year’s campaign and showing them your own support with a generous gift to the Center School Annual Fund.
Jim Bickley, Center School Board Chair