By Gary Kiang, President of the Board of Trustees

The 2019-20 school year was a year unlike any other year in the history of The Carey School. For the last three months of the school year, due to the global Coronavirus pandemic, our community was not able to be together each day on campus, but the community was still able to stay together. Our [email protected] distance learning program was put together thoughtfully and quickly by our amazing administration and faculty. The goal was to provide a Carey quality education  to each of our students during a truly frightening and uncertain time.

We were incredibly thankful this year to our parents, Board and staff for continuing the longstanding tradition of 100% participation to the school’s Annual Fund. This year, we raised a little over $625,000, an incredible $50,000 more than our goal.  During this year’s unique online “live” Fund-A-Need for financial aid and faculty support, the community surpassed all expectations by raising $441,000. This unanimous and generous support speaks volumes about our community’s confidence in the greatness of  a Carey education.

Prior to the pandemic, the Board of Trustees, along with our Head of School, Duncan Lyon, and his skilled Administrative Team, spent the 2019-2020 year planning for and investing in Carey’s future. We launched our new five year strategic plan, and finalized construction for our new building and courtyard. The Board’s focus on the long-term financial health of The Carey School bodes well for our children and for generations of students to come. When the pandemic shut down on campus learning, The Board’s long-term focus on financial health provided a huge advantage for our school in a time when other schools in the area were forced to close their doors for good.

The Board welcomed three new trustees during 2019-20:  Leah Solivan, Kim Sargent and Suzanne LaVigne Gibbs.  As evidenced in this Report, our school’s financial health is strong. Under the solid leadership of our Head of School, and with the Board’s close oversight, The Carey School was able to withstand the difficulties of the global pandemic, maintain its high standards, and continue to focus on a bright future.

With my enduring gratitude,

Gary Kiang