Central Economics

 2017-18 Tuition per Student  $9,220
      Support from the Central School Fund

 $1,200 per Student

      Support from the Central Endowment Fund

 $215 per Student

      Support from Central Presbyterian Church - Staff Support, Building         Maintenance and Major Repairs

 $1,000 per Student

 Real Cost to Educate a Student

 $11,635

      Facilities Support from Central Presbyterian Church - *Allows                 Central to have a Debt and Rent-Free Building 

 $1,000 per Student

 Potential Tuition per Student  $12,635

 * The average school facility debt is $2.5-5 million.

Why make a gift to Central?

Central's budgetary needs are not met with tuition alone. There are several pieces to the Central financial equation. As you can see above, our tuition picture would look very different without God's provision in so many areas. Put simply, the School depends on the generosity of Central Presbyterian Church and individual donors to make a Central education possible. A Central education that includes competitive salaries for top-notch faculty, the latest technology in classrooms, a wide range of accommodations for students with learning differences, and a commitment to a diverse community by offering reasonable tuition and financial assistance. 

I cannot make a large gift. Do you really need my gift? 

The answer to this question is a resounding 'Yes!' Just as diversity exists in many other areas of our school - socio-economic and racial, to name a couple - diversity also exists in giving. God faithfully provides through His people at Central. Few can make large gifts, but many, many can make smaller gifts to meet the needs of our students. In fact, nearly 90% of the gifts made to Central annually are $300 or below. So please pray about what you can do for Central, because EVERY gift counts.

I can't afford to make a gift to Central. What other ways can I give?

We ask that you prayerfully reconsider your willingness to make a gift. We stand together in all it takes to educate our students, and as a vital member of our community, we humbly ask you to stand with us. You may be surprised to learn that our donor list includes individuals all along the socio-economic spectrum, even Central families currently receiving financial assistance. We seek 100% giving from Board members, faculty, parents, and grandparents. As explained above, a gift of ANY amount makes a difference for our students. 

Additionally, you can generate actual dollars for Central in these ways, without a financial outlay of your own:

  • Volunteer at Ditto. Our school is responsible for providing monthly volunteer hours to run the store. At year end, a portion of the profits are returned to Central ($13,000 in 2015).
  • Use your scrip card each time you shop at Schnucks. Request one today.
  • Shop through "Smile" each time you place an order on Amazon. Go to www.smile.amazon.com. Select the Hanley Road Education Foundation as your charity of choice to benefit the School.

We also have a host of volunteer needs, especially if you feel led to give more. Most all of our student field experiences are made possible by our parents and grandparents. Parents also make many other things possible in and out of the classroom. 

Make a Gift Today