Construction is beginning on the middle school wing, and we are nearing our goal of $2.25 million dollars!
With the help of many friends, Friends, grand friends, current and alumni families, we have quietly raised almost $2 million dollars. We need your help and support to reach $2.25 million by December 31st, 2019. This is a great time to consider a gift to our capital campaign as all gifts will be matched dollar for dollar with a generous $115,000 challenge gift.
We were told by many that if we built the new school, students would come. And it has proven true! We've generated a lot of interest, as evidenced by inquiries, well-attended admissions events, and visits by curious families.
What we weren't expecting was that more students would stay. Specifically, more preschoolers have gone on to our Kindergarten, and more Kindergartners have gone on to FSP's primary grades. Several months into our first year in the new building, we realized it was likely we'd need to add a second section of grade 1-2-in fact, after our first year here, 100% of the K class enrolled in the first grade! And it wasn't long before it was clear that two years later, that enthusiastic group of learners would require a second section of grade 3-4.
You can see where this is headed.
Knowing that a second section of grade 5-6 youngsters is coming down the pipeline, and given that we now have deployed the last existing classroom, we have taken up the glorious challenge of planning for a middle school wing, to open in September 2020. Four simple classrooms, built to Passive House standards, will join the existing ones upstairs, with a glassed-in room connecting old and new classrooms (goodbye, long outdoor bridge).
In 2022, a second section of grade 7-8 will complete this thoughtful growth. Imagine the opportunity to send twice as many amazing Friends School graduates out into the world!
We hope you will contribute to this critical step in Friends School of Portland’s journey and together, we can complete this vision. There's so much to dream about and to do, and our remarkable success comes from the faith and efforts of so many in the FSP community.
If you are interested in learning how to make a pledge or gift of stock please contact Brooke Burkett (email@example.com) or 207-558-6214. Or if you are ready to make a one-time donation please click the below donation link.