SPS Reaching Higher for Teachers Endowment Fund
At Seven Peaks School, we can’t think of anything more valuable than graduating well-educated, compassion students who feel valued for who they are, prepared to excel in their personal pursuits, and committed to being socially responsible world citizens. Your donation supports our ability to provide exceptional educational opportunities without compromising the quality of our staff. The success of the Endowment Fund is critical to bridging the compensation gap between public school educators and Seven Peaks teachers. It is common knowledge that across the nation, throughout our state, and in the Bend area, teachers are severely underpaid for a profession that has the greatest influence in shaping our future. It is no secret that we want to attract and retain the very best teachers at Seven Peaks. The Endowment Fund will make the teaching positions at Seven Peaks sought after, and this will ensure the continued high quality of instruction that we have come to expect.
Despite the invaluable role they play in our children’s lives, teachers’ compensation remains welll below parity compared to public sector positions with comparable educational requirements. As part of the SPS Strategic Plan, our school leaders are committed to narrowing the gap so we may attract and retain the best within the teaching profession. The Reaching Higher for Teachers Endowment Fund will accomplish this goal. As a permanent fund, it provides resources necessary to elevate teacher compensation beyond what can be funded with tuition and regular fundraising.
Teachers are the backbone of our outstanding program. They warmly greet your children every morning, nurture their growth and provide a safe, engaging environment where the students develop academically, socially, ethically, emotionally and creatively. They strive to instil a love of learning into each child, recognizing their unique learning styles and planning carefully to reach each one. Our teachers inspire students to aim high, with the goal of developing well rounded, prepared adults who strive for excellence in all endeavors.
Your Philanthropy is Essential
Gifts to the Endowment Fund are a way to protect the future of Seven Peaks School. As with all independent schools, tuition is kept below the actual cost of educating each student and the difference is made up in charitable giving. Your tax-deductible donations, endowment revenue and auxiliary income provided the means for every student to spend each day with exceptional teachers. Every gift, no matter what size, is significant.
We invite you to make a personally significant contribution to the SPS Reaching Higher for Teachers Endowment Fund. Thank you in advance for your generous support in valuing our teachers and ensuring quality education for future generations of SPS students.