Why the Annual Fund Matters, and How You Can Help
Posted 05/18/2018 05:00PM

While tuition covers the majority of our budget, there are a number of areas vital to supporting our community that wouldn't be possible without strong contributions to the Annual Fund:

  • Expanding programs such as art, music, and science
  • Investing in new technologies
  • Improving our campus inside and out
  • Providing training to our teachers and staff
  • Keeping tuition at lower rates than other comparable independent schools.
Studies have shown that Annual Fund participation is a key measure of a vibrant and engaged community, Every gift -- large and small -- has an impact on our community and on our school's profile (locally and nationally). Thank you to everyone who was already made a gift to the Annual Fund.

For all those still considering a gift as the school year comes to a close, we invite you to join our Tuition Plus program (7 percent of your family's total basic tuition) or add an Annual Fund gift when paying your annual tuition. To learn more, please contact Ami Margolin Rome.

Make your tax-deductible donation today!


Stop by 4th grade classroom 2-A on Tuesday, June 19 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. for an exhibition featuring many of the projects worked on throughout the year.

It's not too late to make your summer plans--register now for Summer Camp and Summerfest!

Mark your calendars--on June 24 FAIS' T-ball team, the Tigers, will celebrate their end of season at a Hillsboro Hops game at 4 p.m. If you are interested in joining the team and their families, please contact Ryan.


    • WedAug29 New Parent Orientation 5:45 PM to 8:00 PMRose Préau Commons, FAIS Campus

      This event is for all new FAIS parents. Current FAIS parents new to Gilkey with rising 6th graders are strongly encouraged to attend. Students are neither expected nor required to be present. See event description for details.

    • TueSep04 First Day of School for Middle School Students
    • TueSep04 Lower School Welcome Day
    • ThuSep06 Gilkey Volleyball Begins
    • FriSep07 Gilkey Cross Country Begins
    • FriSep07 Gilkey Soccer Begins
    • SatSep08 Wallace Park Gathering for New & Returning FAIS Families 10:00 AM to 12:00 PMWallace Park, 1600 NW 25th Avenue

      Bring a snack or lawn game to share with other new and current FAIS families at the park. All grades welcome! Look for the FAIS banner to find our location. Hang out at the park or organize groups to walk to shops and eateries on NW 23rd Avenue.

    • MonSep10 Fall PM Classes Begin
    • ThuSep13 Middle School Back-to-School Night 7:00 PM to 9:00 PMRose Préau Commons
    • FriSep14 School Photo Day
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