"For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."
A Sound Investment
Since 1967, the prayerful participation and service of many has enabled quality Christian education at SCS. Our faithful supporters include past teachers, alumni, parents, grandparents, and friends who believe that SCS's mission is rooted in an eternal hope. This hope gives true purpose and true partnership.
In every classroom, there are bright, curious students exploring the world, discovering new talents, asking intelligent questions, learning to think critically, growing as leaders, and sharpening their global perspective. All day every day, we educate students to reflect Jesus in character, wisdom, and influence. Our main priority is to produce graduates who are personas íntegras equipped to impact the world.
As a private school, our tuition covers the expenses associated with the daily management of the school. However, tuition does not cover the cost of many capital improvements. Additionally, SCS does not have an endowment nor does it receive United States or Dominican government support. As such, SCS capital improvements and additions are largely dependent upon the generosity of its supporters.
First, you can give your prayers. At SCS, we acknowledge that everything we have belongs to God. Our resources – including our facilities and staff - are instruments in God's hand to be used for holy purposes in the lives of our students. Pray that we never forget that.
There are several ways to invest in SCS. Every gift, small or large, is important.
1. Cash: This is the most common way of supporting SCS. Cash gifts can be in the form of an outright gift or a pledge. Gifts from the United States are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. We accept donations via PayPal, through direct giving at SCS, or check via the Santiago Christian School Foundation.
2. Program Boosters: Parents can support their student's special interests by designating a gift to a favorite program. Gifts to programs like Athletics, the Spring Musical, or Model United Nations help provide the next level of quality resources and equipment to make these programs the very best they can be.
3. Non-Cash Gifts: You can be creative. Non-cash gifts can be made in the form of real estate, in-kind donations of goods or services from your business, frequent flier miles for expatriate teachers, securities, or retirement plan assets.
4. Memorial Donations: When you give a gift as a memorial in someone's honor, SCS is privileged to send an acknowledgment to the person's family on your behalf. If you make a memorial gift in the form of a piece of art, a park bench, or a tree to beautify the campus, a memorial plaque will be displayed on the gift as a lasting tribute.
5. Bequests: A bequest can be distributed from your estate. This can be a fixed amount or a percentage of your total estate. A bequest left to SCS leaves a legacy for future generations.
Invest from the Dominican Republic
Most Dominican residents prefer to make gifts directly to "Santiago Christian School." Every peso and every non-cash gift is carefully invested into the life of the school, ensuring that SCS students are well-equipped to lead lives marked by leadership and service.
Invest from the United States
You may make your gift to "Santiago Christian School Foundation", a 501 [c] 3 tax-exempt organization. This foundation is dedicated to Shaping the Lives of those who will Shape the Nation at SCS. You may send funds to the address below or donate via PayPal (links on the right).
218 Heatherfield Dr
Souderton, PA 18964-1954
The foundation's tax ID number is 36-4385849.
Anyone Can Lead
When Maria Fernanda (7th grade) transferred to Santiago Christian School, she did not know what to expect. Coming from a Spanish-speaking school to an English-language emersion experience, she was motivated to make lasting friendships with her peers. When reflecting on the transition, she noted, "Getting involved in sports and music really helped me find my place at SCS At SCS, I had the opportunity to participate in the Biznovator camp which was an amazing experience! I want to study Business Management, so it was a really wonderful opportunity. Over the years, the many extracurricular activities and opportunities have been the greatest part of my journey at SCS."
Santiago Christian School places a unique emphasis on servant leadership, and Maria Fernanda is already using her gifts and talents to serve others on campus. In the 5th grade, she helped establish the Middle School Leadership Team and has been elected to lead three years in a row. As a student leader, she takes her responsibilities very seriously and does her best to be an example of humility and integrity to everyone around her. One of her initiatives last year made a particular impact on the community: "Last year, I got to work with the other middle school leaders to do a fundraiser for children with cancer. We were able to collect over 16,000 plastic bottle caps, every 100 caps purchased one round of chemotherapy for children in the Dominican Republic. This really taught me that you are never too young to make a difference. It brought so much joy and hope to our campus, and it blessed people in need! Everyone can do something to help their community."
SCS is committed to equipping every student to be leaders in their community and to make positive impacts for Christ in the world. SCS is a place where every child can feel empowered to make a difference. As she reflected on her time at SCS so far and what makes SCS unique, Maria Fernanda said, "All of the teachers at SCS are kind. And they care about every student as a person. SCS is helping me develop all my passions, everything from music and business, to leadership and justice."
If you are interested in supporting our work here in Santiago, impacting young leaders for Christ, find out more!