How grateful we are for the St. David’s School community. We could not maintain excellence without the support of parents, alumni, alumni parents, grandparents, trustees, faculty, staff and friends.
Like most independent schools, tuition alone does not cover the total cost to educate a student at St. David’s. Your gifts to our school touch our community in many tangible ways. The support of our constituents is crucial for the school to continue on the path of excellence in all areas – academics, athletics, fine arts, professional development and facilities.
Mary Allison Raper
Director of Advancement
We are grateful for the generosity of the St. David's community. Your partnership has a profound impact on our students and faculty. Our goal is to help connect the gifts of our faithful supporters with the needs of our school.
Your Gifts at Work
- How will our students get to all these places?
- The gift of reading lasts a lifetime
- Your contribution can help calculate the speed of sound!
Annual Fund gifts have helped provide St. David’s with a fleet of 10 vehicles, which includes six mini buses, three full-size buses, and one truck. These vehicles are used to take students, faculty and staff to athletic practices and games, Service Day projects, field trips, Fan Bus Rides, and shuttles for off-campus parking during the Back-to-School Picnic, Veteran’s Day, and other special events.
St. David’s libraries have benefitted from gifts to the school, with donated funds used for new books requested by students and faculty; guest author visits to our school; online database subscriptions for student research; and loaner laptops, iPads, headphones and chargers. Monies have also funded annual celebrations of reading including Book Lover’s Week and our popular Book Fair.
“We purchased four oscilloscopes for use this year, thanks to the money we got from the Annual Fund. An oscilloscope measures an input alternating current including its frequency and amplitude. For the first time this year in AP Electricity and Magnetism, we can use these oscilloscopes so that students can work in pairs to study alternating currents. We will use them in two labs. For the first, the students will use a motor to build a fan. They will measure the RPM rate (rotations per minute) of the fan by shining a laser pointer into an LED and seeing how often the fan blade interrupts the light. For the second lab, we will use the oscilloscope to measure the delay time for a sound to travel to a nearby microphone. By measuring that time, we can calculate the speed of sound!”
– Mr. Philip Boyne, Upper School Physics Teacher