Harker is an independent private school. This means that Harker does not receive funds from government, religious or other organizations. We must raise all funds for operations and capital improvements through tuition and fees, charitable contributions and capital contributions.
As an independent school, Harker follows the Independent School Financial Model. Tuition and fees cover annual operating costs such as salaries, mortgage, taxes, utilities, maintenance, and basic academic and extracurricular programs. Charitable contributions to annual giving fund our Margin of Excellence programs not covered by tuition and fees – items such as athletics and clubs, performing arts, visual arts, technology, library, teacher training and day field trips.
The Harker School is a nonprofit organization. The IRS allows individuals to make tax deductible gifts to 501(c)(3) nonprofit schools like Harker. Thus, families can take advantage of this opportunity to direct dollars to help fund student programs at Harker using dollars that might otherwise go to the U.S. government in the form of taxes.
We are grateful to our many families who participate in annual giving each year. Your contributions benefit every student and teacher here at Harker!
To see and hear from our students and how they have benefited from annual giving, please view our Annual Giving Thank You slide show.