Your support makes it possible for us to provide an unique, challenging, hands-on curriculum from a highly-trained and creative faculty.
Your donations allow us to fulfill our mission of providing endless possibilities for our gifted students through customized learning experiences. You are the engine that helps accelerate our investments in curriculum and technology that fulfill our students’ intellectual curiosity, and in training and retaining the dedicated faculty who expertly guide these gifted learners.
Thanks to you, we are preparing our students to be the next generation of innovative and empathetic problem solvers and changemakers.
Your investment enhances Authentic Experiences
Grayson takes its classrooms into the community and brings the community into its classrooms and in-school events. While Projects classes and experiences have always been an integral part of the Grayson curriculum, our students continue to benefit from experiencing the real-world applications of what they are learning with your support.
We have added new and dedicated staff with increasing subject matter expertise and are engaging a growing team of mentors to allow for more in-depth explorations in the fields of business, math, science, humanities, and the arts. These experts support the authentic practices we offer our students.
Open Studio Projects
A pillar of our curricular design, Open Studio projects allow our Upper School students to deeply pursue meaningful, substantial, self-directed academic projects. We teach our students to be creative and analytical thinkers who are dauntless in the face of real-world challenges.
Comp Sci Future Job Fair
Middle School students showcase the websites they built to our community at an investor and recruitment fair held 20 years in the future. Representing nine different industries, our next generation of creators, thinkers, inventors, and innovators are planning great things for our world.
Students take on even more complex work with your support in their scientific research projects, diving into sophisticated areas such as CRISPR DNA mapping to test their hypotheses with the authentic tools, challenges, and ethical responsibilities of professional practicioners.
The Barnes Foundation
Our partnership with The Barnes includes our Lower School visiting their Collection and participating in the development of “The Art of Looking” program. Middle School students view special exhibitions that form the basis for discussions on their reactions and perspectives of the artist’s work.
Beginning with Pre-K
Our littlest learners are given the freedom to deeply explore their interests in everything from dinosaurs to bugs, blocks and numbers. We always answer their very big questions, and present them with science, math, and construction projects that provide them with engaging new ways to challenge their young minds.
Electives and Clubs
Our continuously expanding range of electives and clubs offer our Middle and Upper School students the time, support, and resources that they need to further develop their interests in aerospace engineering, astronomy, computing, mathematical physics, scientific design, and more.
Thanks to your support, our Athletics program is growing and we are adding more sports and competitive teams to our roster every season. Collaboration, cooperation and the joy of play are central to every team. Our Middle School Soccer and Upper School Ultimate Frisbee teams are now competing with other local schools, and Tennis, Cross Country, and Fencing are joining Archery and esports programs for Grayson students.
YOU DESERVE A STANDING OVATION
Our Theatre program provides an opportunity for Grayson students to showcase their talents, both onstage and off. Every Lower School student participated in the production of Dr. Dolittle Jr. in 2022, in areas as diverse as performance, set design, costume design, and production.
After a 2-year hiatus due to the pandemic, our Middle and Upper School students passionately took on the challenge of the Broadway hit Les Misérables. With new sound equipment, including headset microphones, they brought the house down with their amazing performances.
Your difference adds up
We are very grateful to our donors who are responsible for our ongoing success and sustainability. These families, community partners, local businesses, and corporations support school operations and ongoing professional development of our outstanding faculty through our annual Grateful for Grayson campaign, scholarships for students through the EITC and OSTC tax credit programs, and new and expanded programs for all Grayson students through support of our annual GROW Gala and Fundraiser.
$2,458,275 was raised in 2021-22 for expanded student programs, school operations, and scholarships for students who might not otherwise be able to attend our school.
$1,229,600 in financial aid, provided to 33% of students, with 73% funded through scholarship grants received through Pennsylvania EITC and OSTC tax credit programs.
More than 90% of families, faculty, and staff participate in our fundraising campaigns and appreciation events. We are so grateful for the entire Grayson community.
Our families are grateful for Grayson
The impact of a Grayson education is reflected in the smiles and voices of our school families.
We are grateful for the environment Grayson creates. It is incredible that a place has been created where children with all different and diverse strengths can grow and thrive. All five of our children attend The Grayson School, from Pre-K through high school. They are each as unique as can be, and each one is seen distinctly from the others and has found warmth, love, connection, meaning, curiosity, and authenticity.
The school’s ability to adapt at the speed of light to changing circumstances is incredible. The teachers and faculty are extremely available and interested in every student’s success. We am also so touched by their understanding of the needs of the parents in addition to the students! They all recognize that we come to Grayson with different experiences and backgrounds and being listened to, believed, and supported, for the first time, has helped us in a way we never expected to find. They help our children grow and learn in a way that will truly set them up for success, and they have also allowed me to be better parents for our children. — The Baptist Family
When I first visited Grayson in the spring of 2017, I started to cry. This was a “home” for gifted students that I never had. When I was growing up, my classmates were annoyed that I broke the curve and teachers rarely encouraged me to follow my muse. Our son, Tani, who is now in 10th grade, has been at Grayson for five years and he has been cherished and challenged and supported in exploring his passions, from music to machine learning. — Rabbi Malkah Binah Klein
Our daughter trusts her teachers. She is willing to be tenacious because she can count on being seen, accepted, and encouraged. She feels understood, and because so, is willing to build her resiliency. Grayson has been a game-changer in our lives. We are thrilled, and filled with confirming warmth, at having our daughter in a school that cares so carefully for her well being, that thinks so ingeniously outside the box, that makes it a priority to support the perfect next step in her growth. — Maya G., Lori I., & Mark G.
Our family is so grateful for The Grayson School. We do not know what we would have done without them. For the past six years, since the 2nd grade, we have had the joy of seeing our son enjoy going to school, being challenged, and making new friends with like-minded students. Everything Grayson does is driven with the focus of putting their students first. The Grayson School has earned our highest trust. — Phil & Lea Lee
Grayson has transformed our eldest son Jack’s entire learning experience. It has been a joy to watch our child do a complete 180 and go from complaining about going to his old school, to asking if he can wake up even earlier in the morning to make sure he is not one second late for Grayson. We can tell from our interactions with the teachers and staff, and the detailed report card narratives, that Grayson may even understand our son better than we do! And it doesn’t end there – socially, Jack has flourished and found his peer tribe at Grayson as well. We are beyond grateful for Grayson. — John & Jessica Brecker
Grayson has afforded our son, Nicholas, the opportunity to “be curious,” and to take that freedom to ignite his passion for learning. We can think of no other school which could have provided this unique learning experience and rigorous curriculum for our son. — Anne Buczkowski & Kent Silvers
Children are the future. In providing them with personalized social and emotional support in addition to an excellent, dynamic education, Grayson enables them to think creatively and independently. Grayson ensures the opportunity to excel and fly unrestricted into the future. Our granddaughter, Vivian, loves the school and has been flourishing there from day one. She exemplifies the potential growth and development provided by Grayson, whose vision we fully support. — Shula & Larry Lazarus
It’s been my pleasure to make even a small donation to the Grayson School. The school has provided both my granddaughter Piper and daughter Jill with a rare but much needed place to expand their individual talents and to stretch their minds. The environment lets Piper grow (and to fail) at her own pace surrounded by like-minded students. The teachers and staff are truly marvelous and a perfect complement to the students. — Jim & Cissie Williford
Our leadership serves and supports our mission
As a Trustee from the very beginning, I continue to be awed and inspired by all that Grayson has done and continues to do for their students. There is no other school in this region that comes anywhere close to what Grayson is providing to the gifted student community. I am excited about the school’s future and the boundless ways that it will nurture and grow the next generation of leaders, thinkers, and servants of our world.
Grayson offers a truly unique educational experience for children with naturally gifted talents. The educational opportunity serves a cohort of diverse, gifted students regardless of personal means. I’m involved because Grayson can make a difference educating, what I believe will be, our future leaders.
The Grayson School is the exemplar of a gifted education: meeting kids where they are, delivering a differentiated experience, and serving a wide gifted audience from a range of backgrounds. It has completely reinvented what education is, and how education is delivered. Grayson is not only transforming the educational experience for my kids, but for the educational landscape as whole – now and for future generations. Grayson does all this from a standing start – the school didn’t exist 10 years ago. It is an incredible testament to the visionary team, the committed teachers, the can-do staff, and the parents who trust and believe in the promise and the path. I can think of no greater investment.
Our world is facing greater challenges than ever before. Those with gifts and high levels of all kinds of abilities will be the ones to insure our future. Grayson serves those kids. It only makes sense, then, to serve The Grayson School.
Join us as we continue to make history
Make your donation today, and join us in supporting the unlimited potential and endless possibilities for gifted students in the Philadelphia region.