Valley Christian Schools employs the Independent School Financial Model similar to many of our Bay Area private school counterparts. This model understands as fact that tuition dollars alone cannot support the breadth and quality of curriculum, activities, and facilities in the Bay Area’s stellar private schools. Gifts to the WARRIOR FUND are used during the year in which they are received and are the primary source for bridging this “GAP” between tuition and the true cost of educating our students. Ensuring broad support of the WARRIOR FUND is the most crucial part of VCS’ fundraising initiatives, and these gifts have the most direct and immediate impact on the school. Valley Christian Schools’ “Gap” varies from campus to campus and year to year.
The following are approximate amounts:
HIGH SCHOOL - $3,000/student
JUNIOR HIGH - $2,500/student
ELEMENTARY - $2,000/student
At Valley Christian Schools we recognize you have entrusted us with your most valuable asset, your child. We take this partnership seriously and work tirelessly to see the Quest for Excellence realized in every student. Widespread participation in the WARRIOR FUND is vital to Valley Christian Schools’ success. Gifts to the WARRIOR FUND are used to increase the general operating budget and ensure the most pressing needs of Valley Christian Schools are met. The Executive Leadership Team is committed to being good stewards of your generous contributions by providing excellent opportunities throughout our multifaceted campuses and programs. It is the WARRIOR FUND that ensures the Quest for Excellence through the following:
- Academic Achievement (challenging academic opportunities to all levels of our student body)
- Artistic Beauty (diverse and vibrant artistic experiences for all our students throughout multiple disciplines)
- Athletic Distinction (premium athletic programs enabling students to compete and succeed at the highest levels)
- Youth with Promise (socio-economic diversity ensured in our student body by making tuition affordable to families or students with special circumstances)
- Teachers/Staff Support (competitive salaries sought for faculty of the highest caliber)
Annually, we strive to have all of our current families participate in the WARRIOR FUND,including those receiving financial aid. These gifts should be given at a level equal to a parent’s financial ability and personal calling. Achieving 100% participation is our goal, as it enables Valley Christian Schools to seek additional funding from foundations and alumni via grants and other opportunities in which participation by current families is a key factor for selection. Participation means different things to different members of our community since each family’s financial situation varies. We are hopeful that the average gift per child is $1,500+ annually. However, since each family is unique, we understand that not all will be able to participate at such a level. To achieve the necessary funding to maintain the Quest for Excellence, families with higher annual incomes may be able to contribute more money than families with lower annual incomes. In a manner consistent with all philanthropic giving, this system provides that each gift, no matter the amount, is meaningful and matches a donor’s capacity to give. Donors with the generosity and financial ability to qualify for our Extend the Gift Leadership Circle will be invited to our Leadership Recognition Gala.