As an independent school, Media-Providence Friends has the freedom to develop and employ programming that reflects the latest research about how children best learn, and to infuse it with values that teach our students what it means to be a part of a global community. This independence has an economic aspect as well: we are entirely self-funded.
Because tuition has never covered the full cost of an MPFS education, since 1876, we have relied on support and volunteerism from school families, faculty, staff, alumni, grandparents, trustees, Friends and friends. Our ability to provide the best experience for students has been due, largely, to the philanthropic contributions of our community.
This tradition of giving has enabled the school to sustain its mission: providing a transformational education whose end product is critical thinkers who approach life with optimism, integrity, curiosity and compassion. In support of this mission, our Advancement Office facilitates both annual and long-term fund-raising for the school. The school conducts the MPFS Fund campaign annually, undertakes capital campaigns for larger needs, facilitates Planned and Endowment gifts, holds special events, seeks grants, and investigates new funding sources to ensure MPFS’ financial future.