Greetings from the Development office! While the economy makes raising funds for programs and general operations a challenge, Santa Fe Girls’ School is in great fiscal shape, in part because it is conscientious, but also because we have a great program that consistently creates strong, smart girls each year.
Tuition covers 82% of the cost to educate each student, and School seeks funding to make up the 18%. In the recent past, the School has worked with:
Los Alamos National Laboratories Foundation,
McCune Charitable Trust,
Thaw Charitable Trust,
Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry,
Wells Fargo Foundation,
The Frost Foundation,
New Mexico Community Foundation,
PNM Energy Exploration.
Their support, along with yours, is crucial. Your contribution makes it possible for us to keep tuition at half the cost of other private middle schools in Santa Fe, and still provide tuition assistance to those families who qualify.
Your contribution makes it possible to offer a safe, intimate, personalized setting for adolescent girls to thrive and develop into critical thinkers. It makes it possible to offer a well-rounded fine arts program, along with fitness and elective classes. It means we can remunerate passionate and skilled teachers with good salaries, and restore our 9 acre riparian field laboratory site along the Santa Fe River to its natural state. Your help means creating better citizens and a better community, and we appreciate it deeply.
Please donate and support the girls.
The School, though small, does an amazing job. I have been teaching there 15 years and seen class after class of girls change into their own womanhood and power. It is the most thoughtful staff and curriculum I have ever encountered.
Joan Logghe, Poet-in-Residence/ President, NM Literary Arts
The school’s standard for excellence is what prepared me most for high school. The most important thing the staff does is teach their students a work ethic. Among other things, they stress that the only one who can learn for you is you. Your teachers respect and help you and expect you to behave respectfully and help keep the classroom a place to learn.
Alexandra Gentsh, Graduate, student at St. John's College
Santa Fe Girls’ School over-prepared me for any school, if there is such a thing. Even more important, they gave me the confidence to excel!
Moriah Major, Graduate, student at University of San Francisco
It is a girl-only school for 6, 7 and 8 graders that focuses on rigorous learning and as importantly, self-esteem and giving girls the inner tools they need to negotiate life without sacrificing who they are. I was so inspired by the dedication and focus of the teachers, but more importantly, the passion and expression of the girls left me awestruck. We need more strong women in our world!
Katrina Godshalk, Community Member
During my time at the Santa Fe Girls’ School I began to discover my passion while gaining the tools I needed to be successful. My experience with the unique, hands-on environmental program inspired me to pursue a degree in Watershed Science. Even more importantly, the school provided an incredible base for developing my confidence both inside and out of the academic world.
Melissa Miller, student at Colorado State University, Watershed Science with a minor in Spacial Information Management