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Ongoing Admissions

We are accepting applications for 6th and 8th grades. For information, call or email Shelley Morgan, Director of Admissions.

Support Waring

Community and Giving

The role of Institutional Advancement at Waring School is three-fold: community-building, fundraising, and communications.
These activities are vital to both the day-to-day life of the school and the long-range strength of Waring.

Community-building

So much of what we do at Waring School depends on the strength of our community in support of our students. Alumni Relations strives to keep our graduates connected to each other and the school as they best embody the Waring experience. Events enable us to come together to celebrate, to connect with other parents and friends, and to raise needed resources for the school. Some events, like the Waring Auction, do all three things! And volunteering is the way that our community members engage with each other and the school in support of our most important constituency: Waring students. Learn more about volunteer opportunities.

Giving

Our tradition at Waring School is that we are a gift-supported institution. The spirit of philanthropy is as much a part of the Waring culture as our beloved campus. We rely on you - our philanthropic partners - to help support this special learning community. Fundraising serves to fill the gap that tuition revenues do not provide. Fundraising gives us the resources to create a strong and stable financial future for the school and to enable students of diverse backgrounds to attend Waring.

Communications

Communications is the means by which we stay connected and informed at both a practical, and a visionary, level. Communications includes the website, weekly email updates, Head of School newsletter, the monthly “Le Mois” newsletter, and all print media, as well as social media. As communication technologies evolve, so does our communication mix to better serve our needs for staying connected and well informed.

Common Questions

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  • The Importance of Giving

    Each year, hundreds of Waring alumni, parents, alum parents, foundations, grandparents, and friends make elective gifts in support of the Waring Fund, Waring School’s annual giving program. This generosity helps to support Waring’s exceptional academic programs; compensate our outstanding faculty and advance their professional development; award financial aid to talented, motivated and economically needy students; support Waring’s arts and athletics programs and fund many other activities that make a Waring education so inspiring and distinctive.
     
    As an independent school, Waring does not receive grants or aid from federal, state or local governments.  Tuition only covers a portion of the actual cost of each student’s education. Tax-deductible contributions to the Waring Fund make up the difference.
  • “How much should I give?”

    Gifts of all sizes are welcome. But, each year, gifts of $1,000 and above represent more than 80% of total fund receipts. We invite you to consider making Waring one of your top philanthropic priorities and to make a commensurate gift decision. Ask yourself, “How much is the gift of a great education worth?”
  • Waring Fund Fast Facts

    • Waring’s fiscal year commences on July 1 and ends on June 30.
    • Gifts made early in the school year can be put right to work in support of teaching and learning.
    • Supporting the Waring Fund helps sustain the school’s annual budget requirements that are not met by the cost of tuition.
    • Making a gift to the Waring Fund is fully tax-deductible.
    • Contributing to the Waring Fund helps support academic programs, faculty professional development, technology upgrades and financial aid.
    • Participating in the Waring Fund shows broad community support and helps attract funding from corporations and foundation funding sources.
    • Applying for a matching gift from your employer can double the impact of your contribution. The human resources department may be able to provide you with a matching gift form. Please see the Matching Gift Program List to the right for a list of employers in Massachusetts that offer matching gifts. 

Ways to Give

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  • Cash/Credit cards

    Writing a personal check is the most common method of supporting the Waring Fund. Checks can be made out to Waring School and may be mailed to:
     
    Advancement Office
    Waring School
    35 Standley Street
    Beverly, MA 01915
     
    Credit card gifts are also accepted. Waring School can process Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express. If you wish, you may click here to make a credit card gift online.
  • Leadership Gifts

    At Waring School, a leadership gift is defined as a gift of $1,000 or greater. In years past, leadership gifts have made up over 80% of Waring Fund receipts. Leadership gifts can be made in the form of cash or appreciated securities. Leadership gifts can help provide a tremendous boost to the quality of education at Waring School. If you are interested in making a leadership gift, please contact Landis Van Alen, Development Officer at (978) 927-8793 ext. 337 
  • Online Gifts

    Giving to the Waring Fund online is simple. Please click here to donate at our secure online giving site.
  • Corporate Matching Gifts

    Many corporations offer matching gift programs to support employees and their families and sometimes even retired employees.  Matching gifts from corporations can double the impact of your gift and the entire gift will be credited to you and your family.  Please obtain a matching gifts form from your human resources department, fill out the appropriate information and return to the Waring School Advancement Office for processing. Please check with your employer or see the Matching Gift Program List below to see a list of companies in Massachusetts that offer matching gifts. 
  • Stocks and Securities

    Many of our supporters prefer to make a gift of appreciated securities. Giving a gift of stock offers certain tax advantages that are appealing to many donors. To make a gift of shares of stock, please contact Landis Van Alen, Development Officer at (978) 927-8793 ext. 337. 
  • Memorial Gifts

    Honoring alumnae/i, faculty or important members of the school community by making a gift as a tribute is a meaningful way to express your appreciation for the efforts of a loved one or close friend and to support Waring School at the same time. When a memorial gift is received, the Advancement Office credits the gift accordingly.
  • Recurring Gifts

    Through our online giving website, you can set up an automatic monthly contribution to Waring School to be charged to your credit card. Please contact Landis Van Alen, Development Officer at (978) 927-8793 ext. 337 if you have any questions regarding recurring gifts.
  • Deferred Gifts

    Waring School’s legacy society is called the Copper Beech Circle. The Copper Beech Circle is a group of devoted supporters who make a deferred gift to the school. Members of the Copper Beech Circle have named Waring School as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy or retirement plan, or have made a bequest to the school in their will.
  • Bequests

    You can become a member of the Copper Beech Circle by naming Waring School in your will. Leaving a bequest to Waring is a simple way to transfer assets from your estate to benefit Waring School, while reducing taxes.
     
    In order to make a bequest, please contact your attorney, or insert one of the following statements into your will or codicil:
    • “I hereby give __% of my residuary estate to Waring School, Inc., a Massachusetts charitable corporation, 35 Standley Street, Beverly, MA 01915, for its charitable purposes.”
    • “I hereby bequeath $________ to the Waring School, Inc., a Massachusetts charitable corporation, 35 Standley Street, Beverly, MA 01915, for its charitable purposes.”
    You may contact Landis Van Alen, Development Officer at (978) 927-8739 ext. 337 for more information about the Copper Beech Circle or to receive an enrollment card. 
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts

    A Charitable Remainder Trust is a special type of trust that is tax-exempt under Federal law. To set up a Charitable Remainder Trust, a donor contributes to Waring School an irrevocable right to the remainder interest of the trust in accordance with a Trust agreement. Please contact your financial and legal advisors to determine if a setting up a charitable remainder trust is appropriate for you. 
  • Other Types of Deferred Gifts

    Some donors choose to make other types of deferred gifts. A donor can name Waring School as the beneficiary of an insurance policy or an Individual Retirement Account (IRA). The assets remain in ownership of the donor until the time of death, at which time the gift is tax deductible. An IRA is an especially effective gift because Waring will receive the full amount of the IRA without reduction for income taxes. Gifts of closely-held stock or tangible personal property are other deferred gifts that can be considered. 
  • Capital Giving

    Capital gifts support the people, programs, and facilities of Waring School. From time to time we undertake campaigns to secure gifts for our capital needs. The Waring School endowment provides working capital in support of teaching and learning in perpetuity.

Matching Gifts