By Duncan Lyon, Head of School
A parent once told me that Carey is one of a kind. We were all reminded of that notion during the 2020-2021 school year when our dedicated faculty and resourceful families partnered to educate 265 students in ways new and familiar. The value of a strong home-school partnership took on additional meaning as we enacted our “every student, every day” commitment to in person learning on two campuses. Word traveled fast and wide. Applications for the school increased significantly. In a humbling year, Carey students and those who supported them thrived.
By any measure, Carey is prospering because of all who contribute on a daily basis to the exceptional student experience, but also because of a strong tradition of philanthropy among our families and a legacy of disciplined financial oversight by our board. Today, as these pages show, we enjoy a position of financial strength because of the hard work and commitment of our development office, fundraising volunteers, and all of you. Your ongoing, generous support has resulted in the school’s solid foundation. We are deeply grateful.
The 2020-2021 school year was yet another financially successful year for The Carey School. Our fund to live by, The Carey Fund, broke records once again, raising $768,000 for the first time in the school’s history. We continued our stellar record of participation among families, faculty, and staff, as well as our extended family of grandparents, alumni, and friends of the school. At the same time, we continued the broad fundraising appeal for our Expanding Possibilities capital project, achieving our goal of fully funding the project. Along the way, we maintained discipline around spending and lived within our means. We should be proud of these results, and the incredible spirit of giving they represent.
Thank you for helping make Carey so singular.