Independent Schools, including CWA, have always relied upon the loyalty and generosity of parents, grandparents, alumni, families of alumni, and community partners to ensure our ability to inspire active, joyful learning.
Because tuition only covers part of the actual cost of a student’s education, your generosity is needed to help uphold the high-quality education, programming, facilities, and traditions at CWA you expect.
Additionally, Charles Wright Academy grants more than $3 million in financial aid every year, with approximately 27% of CWA students receiving financial aid. Your gifts help keep the school affordable to a broader range of students, bringing all children the many benefits of social and economic diversity in the classroom.
Giving a meaningful gift, no matter the size, is a vote of confidence in our school, our faculty, and our educational mission.
Your support of the Annual Fund energizes our longstanding traditions in the classroom and beyond, and continues to equip CWA to be a leader, innovator, and center of excellence in education.
During the 2019-2020 school year, 85% of enrolled families made a gift to CWA, helping make all students’ education an exceptional experience. To learn more about the impact and importance of your gifts of time, talent, and other resources, check out this great guide for parents from the National Association of Independent Schools.
Every class is dynamic and different, and because it’s such a collaborative environment, I can’t help but soak up the enthusiasm and respond to the spontaneity of the students’ work. It’s the best of both worlds because not only do I get to teach them something, but also I get to see them learning it for the first time.
Did you know an average of 99% of CWA’s faculty and staff during the last year made one-time, annual, or monthly gifts to CWA?
Why? Well, who better to answer that question than the faculty and staff themselves:
I give to the Annual Fund every year because this is a magical place…I look at my Annual Fund contribution as helping to fund the magic that is CWA.
I give to the Annual Fund because I believe CWA does a wonderful job of providing a well-rounded liberal arts education. All of our students receive a broad exposure to academics, the arts and athletics.