Woodstock School was founded in 1854 with a strong mission, vision and sense of community that remains even today. As a non-profit institution, financial support is crucial to delivering the kind of outstanding education that our community values. Gifts to Woodstock School help provide the school with the additional resources required beyond tuition which enables us to ensure sustainability of our programme over the long-term.
Woodstock offers different ways to get involved. No matter how you choose to support the school; through annual giving, student scholarships, funding new initiatives, or leaving a legacy, your generosity will make a big difference. Consider giving today by making Woodstock one of your philanthropic priorities, and invest in the future of our students!
Like many international schools around the world, Woodstock School depends on fundraising as an important part of its operating budget and to meet its long term goals. You can make your gift to Woodstock in a number of ways listed below:
Our focus in 2019 is to create the best possible teaching and learning spaces for our students. Though full of historical character, much of Woodstock’s academic campus is showing signs of age!
We have begun to renovate various aspects of the campus starting with the High School main floor. We hope in the next 2 years, we are able to begin work on a state-of-the-art Science facility and a brand new Centre for Imagination.
Your contribution to our Appeal will enable us to build and remodel these learning spaces with upgraded windows, flooring, lighting, whiteboards and bulletin boards. It will allow us to improve the technological infrastructure in classrooms and to create functional and aesthetic spaces in which our students can develop their potential.
Our Scholarships for Peace programme gives opportunities to gifted students from fragile states and conflict-affected regions. This year it has grown significantly, with students joining us from countries including Syria, Afghanistan, Yemen, Somaliland, Kenya, Egypt, Lebanon and the Palestinian Territories. We hope that by giving them the gift of a Woodstock School education, we can help them grow into enlightened global citizens who can work together to build healthy, sustainable societies.
Located in Tafton, the oldest building on the Woodstock campus, the Centre is intended to be a living space on campus for young people not only to pursue independent study, but to discover their potential to change their immediate world and future possibilities. Serving as a doorway to Woodstock’s immense resources for learning, the Centre will focus on preparing young people to meaningfully occupy a peaceful and sustainable future.
Community engagement projects are initiated with an objective of engaging our students and staff with the world outside our school and help communities prosper and grow. These projects offer significant potential for experiential learning, deeper understanding of the lives of villagers and what it means for Woodstock Students to become agents of change. It is expected that skills, lessons and attitudes acquired from this engagement will have lifelong value for both the village and for Woodstock students and faculty. In particular constructing and starting a village primary school dovetails with the proposed teacher training effort at Woodstock.
A fund established at the suggestion of T.Z. Chu ‘52, and funded in part by generous donations from T.Z. Chu and David Schoonmaker ‘62 to enhance Woodstock School’s ability to provide current and competitive science training to its students.
A fund in honour of Dan Terry ’65 who worked for three decades in Afghanistan building bridges between contending groups. Dan was killed in Afghanistan in August 2010. The purpose of this fund is to help Woodstock hold peacemaker workshops and seminars to inspire people to take up the unfinished task of healing the world’s strife.
A fund to provide Woodstock employees with small grants to cover expenses related to medical needs beyond employee coverage.
A fund to help children of employees currently employed with Woodstock School pursue further education at college and university levels (vocational courses included) but not courses that you can register for without a 10 + 12 school leaving certificate. A grant of Rs. 20,000 per calendar year is provided to meritorious students who demonstrate an annual average of 60% of total marks (or first division for the preceding year).
Donations to the Woodstock Fund for Excellence provide the school with the flexibility to address annual needs that arise to support the people and programmes that make Woodstock School distinct. Donors can make unrestricted donations that enable the school to identify and fund annual initiatives such as these, or donors can direct their contribution to a programme of their choice.
Woodstock School has a growing number of endowed, named scholarships which support particular categories of student within the school’s recruitment objectives. If you wish to consider such an investment, please click here to email the Director of Development to discuss your ideas.
Generous alumni and community members have made major contributions to the renewal of the campus throughout Woodstock’s 164 year history. Projects that have been funded include the HS Science Wing, Midlands, Hostel, Win Mumby Gymnasium, Alter Ridge renovations and various staff and employee houses. If you want to discuss a larger individual, corporate or class gift, and where it might be used, please click here to email the Director of Development to discuss your ideas.