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Alex Penry
“Why does the school fundraise? Why don’t you just raise tuition to cover the actual cost?” I’ve been asked this question a time or two in my career, and I always appreciate the opportunity to have an honest conversation about the way an independent school works as a business. 
In order to maintain a competitive place in the market, and to keep tuition affordable for current families, it is important to maintain consistent tuition rates without major hikes whenever possible. And to attract families, we need to be able to meet their needs through financial aid and present an amazing academic program, which requires competitive salaries for our employees. It is a delicate balance that requires hard work and creative thinking to manage.