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From the Director of Development


St. John’s Parish Day School (SJPDS) touches the lives of our children uniquely with dedicated teachers delivering a rigorous curriculum in a caring and faith-based environment. Every uniquely gifted SJPDS student is a valued presence in this place. And SJPDS physical plant provides opportunities that will help prepare the students for the demands of higher education. Creating this positive learning experience for our children requires the financial commitment of our parents, families and local community.


As tuition covers 90% of yearly budgeted expenses, independent schools generate needed funds through a variety of activities: Annual Giving Fund, Endowment, Capital Campaigns, and other fundraising efforts. I have come to believe strongly that these activities are all critical and essential elements of a thriving independent educational community of which we are all proud of.


Participation by parents and families in many aspects of the school enhances each student’s sense of being part of a broader framework of life and community. Please join me in investing in our students and teachers and make St. John’s a priority in your charitable giving plans. The returns are everlasting!
Maria O'Donell
Director of Development