Our Capital Campaign. We are now a K-5 school, as we begin the 2011-2012 academic year. We have fine space with a most agreeable landlord, David Blanchard, but space is limited and we're bursting at the seams. We've more than doubled our student enrollment in 2 years and we need space to grow. Our vision is 350 students in grades pre-K to 12,with 30 classrooms (maximum class size = 15; average will be about 12) and 3 labs, with other facilities (auditorium, kitchen, playing fields, library, nurse's station, and more).
With realistic and careful design, our cost estimate, including land, architectural and engineering fees, impact fees, etc. is $13.5 million for the final campus. Our planning documents are available below, and on links from the blue navigation bar at right. We are building this campaign stepwise, with much advice from non-profit leaders and others. We welcome donations, introductions, visits, and advice that will advance our campaign. We are particularly interested in volunteers who will be contacting potential donors. We offer a comprehensive orientation to the Academy's mission and professional-level training in fundraising methods. All of our contact information is on this Website.
Our donors, potential donors, and supporters deserve the opportunity to see the documentation of our campaign plans, financial status, management competence, building plans, and more. These are being linked below; clickable links are shown in bold green text. Most of the documents will pop up as PDF documents in a new window in your browser; some come up as Web pages. If you need Adobe Reader to view PDFs, you can download it by clicking here.
Our business plans for both operations and the capital campaign
Our business plan dated 7 August 2011
Our full financial plan
Our financial status
Financial projections for 3 years
School attractiveness & management competence
Our ability to manage operations and growth
Analysis of our competitive status
Testimonials from parents
Development staff: the core of the fundraising effort is contacting prospective donors. We anticipate having to make about 2,000 contacts to 800 different individuals. Board chair Vince Gutschick has taken professional training and will lead the effort, but he will need much help. We have advertised for a paid professional in fundraising, but volunteers will speed the campaign and lighten the load financially. If you wish to help, we can offer training in the professional methods and standards of fundraising. Please contact Vince at if you are interested. We will be very appreciative! There are some additional details in the posting we placed with United Way's Center for Nonprofit Excellence.