The Shore Fund

The Shore Fund Common Questions

List of 4 frequently asked questions.

  • My family is already paying tuition. How will my child benefit from my gift to The Shore Fund?

    Your gift supports the people and programs that make Shore so special. At Shore, tuition does not cover the full cost of educating a child. Tuition accounts for ninety percent of the cost for every student, leaving a ten percent gap. Each year the Administration and Board of Trustees target what The Shore Fund must generate to bridge this gap. In essence, every Shore student receives a form of financial aid from The Shore Fund.
  • If Shore was run in a more businesslike way, couldn't the school charge more and avoid having to ask for gifts?

    A for-profit business, whose mission is to make money, is not an appropriate model for a school whose mission is to provide children with an excellent education. By nature, a top-notch school like Shore is labor intensive and people-oriented. Combining classrooms or reducing staff is not an option for Shore. Faculty salaries and benefits drive the cost of the education. To offer competitive salaries, to recruit and retain the finest faculty, and to fund the programs you want your children to experience, Shore depends on charitable gifts to The Shore Fund.
  • Are there other reasons to give?

    The tax advantages of giving to Shore benefit the many people who choose to support The Shore Fund. Also, families take pride in both the recognition that comes with being listed with the school’s donors and being among the many community members who assist the school in delivering its mission each year.
  • How much of a difference can my gift really make?

    Every gift truly counts in helping the school to bridge the gap between what tuition covers and the actual cost of educating each child. We invite you to designate Shore as your philanthropic priority!