Believe Develop Support
Belmont Day School is a community of learners who come together each day to nurture and guide the social, academic, and artistic lives of our students. In recent years our school has enhanced the curriculum at all grade levels. Belmont Day has grown and continues to grow to meet the needs of our student body and a dedicated faculty and staff.
The tuition of an independent school rarely covers the actual cost of the education of a student. This is true at Belmont Day School. On average, our tuition per student is over $3,500 below the cost of a BDS education. Schools strive to keep tuitions within reach of most families and work to find other sources of income. Last year's tuition covered only 69% of the school's operating budget.
Did you know? The annual giving program provides support to the school's financial aid budget. Currently, over 15% of our students receive financial assistance with an average grant of $18,467.
As we develop our programs, it is vital that we attract and retain the most creative and talented teachers while also providing them with classroom materials to challenge and excite our students. Your gift to BDS has a direct impact on the school's ability to support these two initiatives.
Leadership gifts are vital to our Annual Giving Program. Last year 90% of our total giving came from leadership gifts. Leadership giving circles for this year are:
$1,000 - $3,499
$3,500 - $4,999
$5,000 - $7,499
$7,500 - $11,999
$12,000 - $14,999
$15,000 and above Community Circle
Blue & Gold Circle
Last year over 450 parents, alumni, grandparents, faculty, foundations, and friends contributed to the Annual Giving Program. In recent years our school has received a steady increase in gifts from our alumni, grandparents, and friends. Parent participation in Annual Giving is consistently high, with 100% parent participation in 3 of the past 4 years. We are grateful for this incredible community support and commitment to BDS.
If you have questions about your contribution or would like to make a donation in a form other than those listed on the Ways to Give page, please contact Director of Development Mary Merrill at 617-932-3890.