Fundraising is real. Sure, in a perfect world your tuition dollars would cover the whole budget. But the fact is that it doesn’t. Tuition funds 84.7% of our school’s budget. Most of the rest comes from fundraising and from generous donors. If we didn’t bring in funds from fundraising, the school would need to raise tuition by more than $1,000 per family. Every dollar in our budget is planned, prayed over, and directed to an intentional use. Most of it goes to our hardworking and underpaid teachers. Please don’t despise our fundraising efforts. They are essential for meeting the needs of our school.
Please join in and make them as effective as possible. Everyone profits from your contribution of time, creativity, effort, and money.
Many people think you are foolish for sending your children to a private school. A recent article in Slate highlighted just how foolish (and rotten) one author thinks you really are (see “If You Send Your Kid to Private School, You Are a Bad Person: A Manifesto” by Allison Benedikt).
But I want to say that you are making the right choice – the courageous choice – and that you are doing the most good not only for your children but for our nation by doing so. You sacrifice to send your children to Regents. You take a shorter vacation than you could otherwise. You put off purchases that you might not otherwise. You are committed to spending time daily helping with your child’s academics. But by your sacrifice for and commitment to your child’s private school education, you are investing in something that has eternal consequences and that, not incidentally, is your single greatest duty before God – the raising of your children for Him. Cost is measured in different ways. The cost of private education might be high, but the cost of not giving your children a Christ-centered education is not one you want to bear. Stay the course, friends. You are doing the right thing, no matter the price.
Congratulations to Regents Academy senior Wesley Young. Wesley has been named a Commended Student in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program.
About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2015 competition and took the PSAT during their junior year.
Pictured below is Wesley with his parents, Tim and Kelly Young, with Headmaster David Bryant.
Congratulations, Wesley, and may God bless you!