You Make a Difference

Ways to Give

The Island School benefits greatly from active and generous fundraising. As with most independent schools, tuition at The Island School covers only a part of the cost of educating a student. In order to keep tuition as affordable as possible, the school depends on fundraising to make up the difference between tuition income and actual cost.

The Island School's 2022-2023 Annual Report summarizes our revenue and expenses, lists our donors and gives a glimpse into daily life at our school.



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The Annual Fund

What is the Annual Fund? Every year most independent schools throughout the country conduct a fundraising drive to supplement tuition, which never fully covers the cost of educating students who attend our schools. Your contribution helps to pay for teacher salaries and benefits, financial aid for students (whose families could not otherwise afford tuition), educational supplies and materials, facility maintenance, and even the electric bill.

Our Annual Fund drive kicks off in the fall.

Please show your support for The Island School by contributing to our Annual Fund.

Financial Aid

Economic diversity is a valuable component of our community. For some families, the cost of an independent school education for their children is simply beyond their means. We are, therefore, committed to maintaining a strong financial aid program in order to make it possible for these children to attend our school.

Forty-six percent of the students at The Island School receive some amount of financial aid. We are only able to provide this level of financial support to our families because of the generosity of our donors who choose to give specifically to the Financial Aid Fund.

Please show your support for The Island School by contributing to our Financial Aid Fund.

Planned Giving

Another meaningful, yet simple, way to provide valuable financial support to the school is by including a bequest to The Island School in your will. By naming The Island School in your will, you will be making a memorable and lasting gift that will truly make a difference for every child at The Island School.

Remembering The Island School in Your Will

Please give the following language to your attorney, if you would like to remember The Island School in your will:

“I, ___________, bequeath to The Island School, 8553 NE Day Road, Bainbridge Island, Washington, the sum of $_____  or ___%  of my residuary estate.”

One Call For All

One Call for All is an umbrella organization providing needed funding to many essential nonprofits on Bainbridge Island. They raise funds through an annual Island-wide mailing of the Red Envelope each October. The beauty of One Call for All is that 100% of the money you donate goes directly to the nonprofit(s) you designate.

Choosing The Island School on your One Call for All form is another easy way to support us here at The Island School.