Donate to The Annual Fund

Thank you for supporting the International Preschools. If you would prefer to donate by wire or check, please contact Charlene Sison at We are also happy to accept donations through Venmo at @theinternationalpreschools – please include your designated fund in the description.

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Category Descriptions

Annual Fund:
Since 1963, IPS has been opening a window on the world for young children from all corners of the globe, and it is your support that allows IPS to continue its mission. In addition to capital improvements, the Annual Fund provides crucial support for scholarships and professional development for faculty and staff. To learn more, visit our FAQs.

Art Farm/Curriculum Enhancement:
Throughout the school year, we arrange for special guests to come into school to enrich and enhance our curriculum. Examples are Lions Dancers for Lunar New Year, Ajna Dance Company for the Diwali Celebration, Art Farm and the chicks from Quiver Farms, as well as field tips. Collectively activities like these cost $30,000 each year. Your contribution will fund these fun and enriching experiences for our students.

Financial Aid:
At IPS, we pride ourselves in being a truly diverse school community. This includes economic diversity. Each year, a percentage of our tuition goes towards supporting families that aren’t able to pay the full tuition for various reasons. COVID has affected our community in many ways, one being financial hardship for more families. Additionally, we are seeing more applicant families in need of financial aid. By contributing towards financial aid, you will increase our financial aid budget, allowing us to help more families attend IPS which will increase our enrollment.

Professional Development:
Many of our faculty members are continuing their education and working towards a BA, MA, or advanced certifications. At IPS, we support this continued education by reimbursing faculty for up to $3,000 of their tuition each year. Your contribution will support the continued education of a beloved faculty member.

Long Term Stability:
This fund was established to replenish the money used from our reserve fund investments. This reserve is what allowed us to sustain the deficits due to operating during COVID.