Marshall School, along with its Board of Trustees, publicly announced the Next Horizon Campaign in the fall of 2017. This $4.5 million comprehensive fundraising effort is providing capital, endowment, and annual operating support to empower Marshall School to broaden and deepen its commitment to the central tenets of its mission.
Many members of the Marshall community, both in the Twin Ports and around the country and world, have made the commitment to support the Next Horizon Campaign. Through their generosity, Marshall has been able to increase faculty salaries, grow the size of our financial aid endowment, and complete a 32,000 square foot renovation of our STEM wing. Extensive renovations to our music and art studios and classrooms are planned for the summer of 2019, and a new vision for Marshall’s outdoor education and athletic facilities is in the formative stages.
Together, the Hilltopper community has always been capable of amazing things. You are invited: We hope you will join us in moving toward the Next Horizon.
- Student Access
- Extraordinary Faculty
- Science & Engineering Innovation
- Arts & Music Exploration
- Outdoor Education & Athletics Opportunities
- Annual Operating Support
Access to education is a key value of independent schools such as Marshall. Marshall is proud to offer financial aid to approximately half of its student body. Of the $7 million in this year's operating budget, approximately $2 million was for financial aid. This level of financial aid would not be possible without the support of generous donors. The Next Horizon Campaign will continue this tradition of generosity through gifts to Marshall's endowment for financial aid.
Marshall School's creative, highly trained, and dedicated faculty are at the core of Marshall's excellence. While advances have been made in faculty compensation, faculty salaries still lag significantly behind those paid at public and other independent schools. Gifts to Marshall's faculty salaries endowment help Marshall to continue to increase faculty salaries so that extraordinary faculty are retained and rewarded for their efforts, and new talented educators are able to join the Marshall community.
Marshall is proud of its superb science faculty, and the enthusiastic rate at which students participate in high level science classes. However, while Marshall's science, math and engineering faculty teach highly challenging curriculum in our current facilities, we must ensure that they will be able to offer cutting-edge instruction well into the future. Renovations to Marshall's biology and chemistry labs, as well as our mathematics classrooms, similar to those recently completed in our physics and engineering lab, will keep our science programs inspiring and competitive for decades to come.
Unlike many schools in the region, Marshall not only continues to feature arts and music in its curriculum, but offers a robust slate of arts and music classes. Indeed, Marshall goes further, and incorporates the arts throughout other areas of curriculum. Our arts and music faculty, however, are teaching in largely outdated facilities. The Next Horizon Campaign will include a renovation of our studio arts classrooms, band room, orchestra room, and choir room. Gifts to this funding area will offer our arts and music faculty more functional and inspiring new spaces, allowing the spaces to accommodate the curriculum, rather than the other way around.
Marshall is fortunate to include on our campus a vast expanse of outdoor space used for environmental education, physical education, and athletics. This area includes a trail system, creek, track and athletic fields. The Next Horizon Campaign is a unique opportunity to bring portions of this space--such as the track and baseball/softball field--up to par with other features of the space, and to infuse new energy into how the entire complex is utilized.
The Next Horizon Campaign is a comprehensive effort including general operating support for Marshall School. Marshall's Annual Fund supports all that we do every day here at Marshall School. At any time, tuition only covers 80% of the cost of a Marshall education. The rest is made up through philanthropic support and other sources of revenue. Even while Marshall is working to fund extraordinary projects, we must ensure that the core of Marshall's financial health remains strong, and indeed, grows stronger.