The generosity of parents, grandparents, alumni, past parents, teachers, staff, and friends enables TCS to provide an extraordinary learning environment for students.

For almost all of The Children’s School’s first 30 years, TCS operated on dollars raised through tuition. Tuition payments continue to cover the cost of educating each child and basic school operations and maintenance. However, The Children’s School seeks additional financial support from individuals and foundations to enhance instructional resources, conduct special projects, perform specific maintenance tasks, and further the goals for the school. Your gift enables The Children’s School to sustain and support the values of our school to ensure TCS students the best environment for learning.

Whatever your affiliation with The Children’s School (alumni, parent, past parent, grandparent, friend, staff), we hope you will consider making a gift to the school.

There are many opportunities to support The Children’s School’s continuing needs:

  • donations to The Education Endowment, a restricted fund developed to support annual fundraising for tuition assistance;
  • donations to The Mary Clagett Smith Founders Fund, a fund used to support the goals of the school;
  • participation in Parents for The Children’s School events;
  • contributions for specific programs and needs;
  • matching gifts
  • gifts-in-kind; and
  • planned giving gifts.

Some friends and families will give $20 and some will give $5,000. We ask that your family join others in supporting the school with a gift that is right for you. Thank you for your generosity.

The Children’s School is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that receives no public funding. Gifts to The Children’s School are tax-deductible.

For more information or to designate your gift, please contact Sarah O’Dell, Executive Director, at 208.343.6840 or

To make a gift by mail, please send your check along with the following form to:

The Children’s School
1015 N. 8th Street
Boise, ID 83702

To make a gift on-line, please click here: