PSCS envisions a community of global ambassadors for a philosophy that values kindness, wholeness, and social justice.
What That Means
PSCS is not just a school, but a partnership between staff and families that continues even after a student has graduated. Our program elevates compassion, critical thinking, and self-care, while examining privilege in society. We hope to send alumni out in the world who advocate for equal access to opportunity—both for themselves and for others.
How You Can Help
We make every effort to keep tuition low, knowing that for many, independent education is still a hardship. In order to offer aid and ensure all our families are supported, we seek 100% participation from every current and alum family, at a level that is not a difficulty.
Why We Fundraise
Contributions allow us to keep our costs lower and provide families the opportunity to receive tax benefits from their donations. In order to continue to offer tuition assistance and maintain non-profit status, independent schools must fundraise. Every year, the PSCS administration and board balance our budget as tightly as possible, knowing that tuition does not fully cover our yearly costs. Tuition is used to pay staff, rent, insurance, and program costs. These alone do not cover tuition and program aid and we do not have the endowments that wealthier schools draw from. If we were to raise tuition, we would price many qualified families out of attending PSCS at all.
The PSCS Fundraising Goal
Our 2018-19 Annual Giving campaign goal is $110,000 with donations from 100% of families. Our fiscal year runs from July 1-June 30. Pledges to be paid later in the school year, and recurring monthly gifts, will be counted toward our goal.
Where It All Goes
80-100% of money raised is used to offer tuition and program aid to as many families as we can (the percentage fluctuates some years based on the number of applicants of need).
Whether You Pay Tuition and/or Receive Aid
22% of our families received over $120,000 in aid for the 2018-19 school year. We believe that everyone benefits from a socioeconomically diverse school, whether you receive aid or not. But it’s more than that, when current and alum families donate, you are fully investing in this community, which also excites grant-makers and donors with higher capacity.
Ways to Give:
Make a onetime gift via our secure donation page
Donate monthly via our secure donation page
Donate via Pay Pal
Checks can be made out to PSCS and may be mailed to to 660 S. Dearborn St.| Seattle, WA 98134
Giving a gift of stock offers tax advantages that are appealing to many donors. To make a stock donation, please contact Sieglinde (206.324.4350).
At PSCS a leadership gift is defined as a gift of $1,000 or greater by a particular constituency (Alumni, Current Parents, Grandparent, etc) and is meant to inspire others to donate as well. Leadership gifts can be made in the form of cash, check, or EFT. If you are interested in making a leadership gift, please contact Sieglinde, our Director of Admissions (206.324.4350).
Many corporations offer matching gift programs to support employees and their families and sometimes even retired employees. Matching gifts from corporations can double the impact of your gift. Please check with your employer or see the Matching Donors list below* to see a list of companies in Washington that offer matching gifts.
In Honor Of:
Honoring an alum, a facilitator, or an important member the community by making a tribute is a meaningful way to express your appreciation and support PSCS at the same time. When an In Honor Of gift is received (online or by check), the Advancement Office credits the gift accordingly.
* Bc3, Microsoft, Google, Starbucks, Honeywell, Adobe, Symetra, Boeing, Costco, GE, Pfizer...and many more.
The 25th Year Challenge
Since it's our 25th year helping students become self-advocates and critical thinkers, we are asking YOU to consider adding 25% to your donations to PSCS this year. That 25% will then be allocated to tuition aid and will fund a full scholarship. So, if you are able to donate $10, perhaps you'll consider $12.50 this time!
$100 : $125
$500 : $650
$1000 : $1250
$5000 : $6250
$7500 : $9375
...and so on!