At present the School awards over $5 million in financial aid to nearly 40% of its students. Average grant size is around $12,000 in grades K - 8 and over $14,000 in grades 9 - 12. Financial assistance is awarded to a wide range of families. Students for whom the School would not be possible without financial aid include a choir leader who speaks of being challenged to think broadly and get out of his comfort zone; a transfer student from a local school who talks about the profound impact of her recent Intensive Course on Race and Gender and her ambition that the School introduce a broader curriculum around these topics; and the student government leader whose ambitions are shaped by her pursuit of independent studies in religion and art.
Attracting and enrolling students regardless of their ability to afford full tuition is a defining characteristic of our mission, an important element in our financial planning, and most importantly, a means to achieving the kind of 21st century learning environment that our students and teachers deserve and need for thriving in the future. It is a commitment that we intend to strengthen.
Endowments support St. Anne’s-Belfield School in perpetuity. We have a number of funds whose earnings support need-based scholarships, financial aid, and opportunities for students.
+ Class of 1978 Endowment
+ Class of 1954 Endowment (also known as the Inasmuch Fund)
+ Class of 2004 Endowment
+ The Alexander Hamilton Bishop III Memorial Scholarship
+ The David E. Bard Endowed Scholarship
+ Doug Tarring Endowed Scholarship Fund
+ The Edward and Janet Miller Scholarship Fund
+ The Endowed Financial Aid Fund
+ Erksine Wilde Fund
+ Faculty Staff Endowed Scholarship
+ Gilder Minority Scholarship Fund
+ Judge Harold H. Purcell Scholarship
+ The Loper/Davis/Munn Fund
+ Murray General Scholarship Endowment Fund
+ The Phyllis Culbertson Draper Endowment
+ The Strickler Endowment Fund
+ Susanne Smith Memorial Fund
+ William S. Blackford Golf Scholarship Endowment Fund
+ The Frank Stinchfield Experiential Environmental Learning Endowment
More information about financial aid and scholarship funds can be found at stab.org/endowmentgiving.
Donors may also support Student Access by remembering St. Anne’s-Belfield School in their estate plans or by creating charitable giving vehicles that provide income in perpetuity. Planned gifts will be valued and documented as part of Raise We Our Voices. All planned giving donors are recognized as members of The 1910 Society. Learn more about planned giving options on our website at stab.org/plannedgiving.