Stone Bridge School offers a unique and comprehensive education for its students through its teachers and staff, dedicated to our Waldorf-inspired curriculum.
Stone Bridge School is a school of choice and not all programs are funded by the State or District. Philanthropy and fundraising are vital components, essential for the financial health of SBS. There are a number of ways to support the school to ensure that we successfully supplement the difference between state funding and the actual cost of providing the education, experiences, and teaching materials to our students.
Fundraising at SBS also strives to reflect values that are consistent with the school’s charter and curriculum. This would include activities that encourage environmental, social, and personal responsibility; nurture a sense of community; provide rich learning experiences for students; and foster healthful living.
There are three main sources for this vital, supplementary financial support:
Community Giving Program
The voluntary Community Giving Program makes up the largest portion of our school’s fundraising efforts. Each year, families are invited to pledge an annual or monthly amount; these funds are applied directly to staffing and classroom supply costs. Historically, the Community Giving Program has contributed $120,000 - $150,000+ to our school’s budget, essential for supporting programs such as music, art, movement and world language, offerings that would not be possible based on state-funding alone.
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Parent Council Fundraising
In addition to the Community Giving Program, Stone Bridge School’s Parent Council (PC) coordinates a variety of fundraisers throughout the year. These include:
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Coordinated by the grade 5-8 class teachers and/or class parents, these smaller fundraisers are intended to directly support and complement classroom learning and experiences. Past examples include plant sales to support studies of botany and business math, or pizza sales to support upcoming field trip costs. Generally beginning towards the end of 5th grade, students are integrally involved in the planning and running of these fundraisers.
Contact grade 5-8 class teachers for additional information on these fundraisers.