From the Saints' Fund Chairs


New Parents  |  Current Parents  |  Grandparents  |  Past Parents | Grandparents | Alumni


Dear New St. Paul's Parents:

It is our absolute pleasure to welcome you and your children to the St. Paul’s family. Just a year ago, we were in your shoes, beginning our first year as St. Paul’s parents. We were excited, to be sure, but also a little nervous. Within minutes of our first Parent Preview, though, the nervousness subsided and the excitement grew. The warmth and accessibility of every teacher and administrator we encountered was remarkable and, as it turned out, completely sincere and consistent throughout the year. 

Recently we were telling some out-of-town friends about St. Paul’s. They asked how we decided it was the right school for our boys and for our family. Their question made us think about and reflect on our St. Paul’s experience. We told them that we had never known a school as welcoming, accepting and accommodating as St. Paul’s and that, refreshingly, we felt that St. Paul’s makes every effort to shape itself in order to better serve each individual student. Ultimately, then, it was an easy decision. After all, as parents, why wouldn’t we want our children to attend a school and be part of a culture that promotes acceptance and celebrates the wonderful uniqueness of every child? This is the essence of St. Paul’s, and we hope you have already begun to experience it for yourselves.

We are aware of the significant financial commitment you have already made by virtue of choosing an independent school for your children. As new parents a year ago, however, we were not aware of the fact that our tuition dollars only cover a portion of the cost of each student and, in total, approximately 82% of the school’s operating costs. This is why the Saints’ Fund is so very important, helping to fill that gap so tuition can remain as affordable as possible while also allowing the school to continue to be the extraordinary institution it is. Whether in the classroom, on stage or in athletics, your child will benefit from the Saints’ Fund and the vital role it plays in helping to fulfill the additional needs of and improvements to our school.

Here at St. Paul’s, we are frequently reminded to “Know What Matters”, and whether your tax-deductible gift is small or large, it will indeed matter. It is our hope, therefore, that you will join us in supporting the Saints’ Fund and our goal of 100% participation from every member of the St. Paul’s family. Thank you for your consideration.


Hayley & Bragg Van Antwerp
New Parent Chairs
2017 Saints’ Fund

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