The Country School
Capital Campaign

Faculty: Teacher Endowment

For 67 years, Country School teachers have cared for and instructed our most precious commodity - our students.  Today, 59 faculty members exude our mission. They make a living and make a life on campus, often wearing hats beyond the classroom - as coaches, as parents, as advisors, as trip leaders, as committee chairs.  Academic leadership and teaching delivered by our faculty represent the heart of The Country School and its mission. The school must therefore continue to offer competitive compensation to attract and retain the best educators.
This endowment allows us to raise salaries plus raise stipends for sports coaching, arts, duties, bringing us closer to public school compensation and better-endowed independent schools.

The Country School provides the finest elementary and middle school experience available, a responsibility that rests on the strength of our faculty. Outstanding teachers immeasurably advance the school’s academic reputation. The Teacher Endowment Fund allows all generations shaped by The Country School to honor teachers.  Donors may make a gift in honor or memory of the teachers, staff members and administrators whose impact lives in their hearts.

Today, the ability to competitively compensate our valued teachers presents a challenge as costs of living are increasing more quickly than tuition can be increased.  Over the past two years, 10 families have come together with gifts to initiate the Endowment Fund for Teachers, hoping to inspire our entire community to make a difference to the teachers who shaped the lives of our alumni and continue to mold the minds of  our future alumni.  We aim to add $2,650,000 to the Teacher Endowment, with the annual draw earmarked specifically to invest in three key areas for faculty:  compensation, professional development, and eventual retirement.  
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