Why Give to Touchstone Academy
As a small, not-for-profit, independent school, we receive no outside funding and rely instead on the support of our community. Our gratitude, as a result, knows no bounds!
Why do we need additional resources above and beyond our tuition?
It’s a good question.
It’s because tuition and fees only cover about 90% of our expenses — things like salaries, field trips and classroom supplies. The gaps — things like innovative new technology or equipment, professional development, and necessary upkeep and improvements to our building - require ongoing fundraising efforts.
In addition, as an inclusive school that seeks socio-economic diversity, we manage a robust Financial Assistance program that provides needs-based funding for families who are interested in a Touchstone education but may not be able to afford it.
Ways to Give
We welcome support for all our parent-led fundraising campaigns. The most significant of these is our annual community learning festival held at TD Station, the Amazeatorium. Donors can sponsor a bundle of tickets to be given to children or families who would not be able
to attend the event otherwise. Supporting the Amazeatorium is a wonderful way to support Touchstone and help us provide a day of enriched learning for the wider community at the same time! The 2020 event takes place on Saturday, April 4th.
20th Anniversary Treehouse Campaign
As we embark on our 20th Year, we are excited to announce that Touchstone Academy is building an outdoor learning facility, The Treehouse, to promote outdoor learning and to add a creative, innovative learning space to our existing environment.
The Treehouse will be built in the summer of 2020 with the intention of completion prior to the 2020/21 school year. As we embark on this significant project, we are reaching out to our parents, past and present, to ask you to help us make this plan a reality.
Our fundraising campaign will run until April 30th 2020, when we plan to launch the detailed design and construction phases of our project. Our goal is to raise 125 donations of $1000 each.
With a donation of $1000, each donor will receive a leaf on the Treehouse inscribed in a way that is most meaningful to you – perhaps an inscription to a loved one, or a leaf for each of your children.
We issue tax receipts for all donations and we look forward to thanking you for your generosity and support!