The PSCS 2019-20 Annual Giving Campaign is underway.  With $25K in matching gifts available, don't wait, donate today and ensure tuition aid for families who need it most.


Our Vision

Puget Sound Community School in 2025 cultivates belonging, engagement, and learning grounded in diversity, empowerment, and empathy.


What Our Vision Means to Us

PSCS is a partnership between staff, students, and families. Our program was designed to elevate compassion, critical thinking, and self-care, while offering students opportunities to examine their privileges in society. We strive to send alum out in the world who advocate equal access to opportunity—for themselves and for others.

Why We Fundraise

Contributions allow us to keep costs attainable while supporting all families who desire a PSCS education. In order to offer assistance and maintain non-profit status, independent schools fundraise. Tuition pays overhead and program costs, but does not cover unforeseen expenses, tuition aid, or program aid throughout a school year.

How You Can Help

The PSCS Board makes every effort to keep tuition low, knowing that for many families independent education is a hardship. In order to fully support students, we seek participation from every member of our community, at a level that is not a difficulty. 22% of current families received $120,000 in aid for the 2018-19 school year. We believe that everyone benefits from an economically diverse school, whether you receive aid or not.

PSCS Fundraising Goal

Our 2019-20 Annual Giving goal is $130,000 with donations from 100% of current and new families, across every grade level. The PSCS fiscal year is July 1-June 30 and we run campaigns until we meet that goal. Pledges (to be paid later in the school year) and recurring monthly gifts are counted toward our final budget. Please be prepared to donate what you can for the good of our whole community.

Where It All Goes

80% (or more) of all unrestricted annual gifts directly fund tuition aid. This percentage fluctuates slightly, based on the number of qualified applicants each year. The rest is allocated toward program aid throughout the year for those families that qualify, unforeseen activities and events, as well as ongoing professional development for the staff.

Ways to Give:

Online/Credit Card:
Make a one-time gift via our secure donation page. All gives made via our online donation site will include a small fee. There is an option for donors to incur that fee.

Donate securely via Pay Pal. PSCS incurs a small fee when you pay using your bank connected to PayPal. If you pay from a personal PayPal account, there are no fees.

Checks for any amount are greatly appreciated and should be made out to PSCS and dropped off or mailed to 660 S. Dearborn Street, Seattle, WA 98134.

Recurring Gifts:
Donate monthly via our secure donation page. All gives made via our online donation site will include a small fee. There is an option for donors to incur that fee.

When utilizing this option, please download our broker's instructions and forward to your preferred representative. Please also alert our Director of Development that a gift of stock is being transferred. Include the name of the stock owner, the full name(s) to be recognized for the gift, today's date, and the intended donation amount.

Matching Gifts:
Many businesses offer matching gift programs to encourage employee giving (sometimes even retired employees). Matching gifts can double the impact of your gift. Please check to see if your employer offers a matching gift. PSCS has received matching gifts from Bc3, Microsoft, Google, F5Networks, Starbucks, CDKGlobal, Honeywell, Adobe, Symetra, Boeing, Costco, GE, Pfizer, and more.

Leadership Gifts:
At PSCS a leadership gift is defined as a gift of $1,000 or more 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 our Director of Development.

In Honor Of:
Consider supporting PSCS, while also honoring an alum, a facilitator, or a particularly meaningful member of your community, by making a contribution in their name. When an In Honor Of... gift is received (online or by check), the Development Office credits the gift accordingly—most often in the donor's official acknowledgement and in our yearly Gratitude Report.