Our Lady of Guadalupe School is committed to providing an excellent Catholic education, while keeping tuition affordable. Tuition and fees comprise approximately 80% of the school budget. The gap between revenue from tuition and fees and the actual cost of educating our students is bridged through fundraising and subsidy from OLG parish.
Our Parent Organization runs a variety of fundraisers that, combined, bring in $125,000 for school operating expenses, including up-to-date instructional materials, building on our robust technology program, and maintaining facilities that serve the needs of our students for academics, physical education, and instruction in the arts. Our two largest fundraisers are the annual auction, and the spring jog-a-thon. Other activities include a fall fundraiser, the ongoing scrip program, and more. We also participate in the Amazon Smile program through the parish, just search for “Our Lady of Guadalupe, Seattle” and enjoy! There are a wide variety of options you can choose to support the school!
Supporters of OLG School have two opportunities each year to invest in programs and initiatives that fall outside of the general operating budget. One of these is the special auction fund-an-item. Through the years, the auction fund-an-item has provided funding for math enrichment and support, iPads, enhancements to the school play-ground, curriculum enhancements, launching an art program, and much more.
In addition, the annual School Fund Drive supports four areas of school life: tuition assistance, teacher professional development, a contribution to the school endowment to ensure a vibrant future, and an innovative program or an upgrade to our facilities each year. These special projects have included: an update to our Langen Library and Learning Lab; a new sound system for the Walmesley Center and Gymnasium; a designated middle school science lab; a seismic upgrade for the school building; creation of OLG’s Service Stewardship Program; start-up costs for our preschool/pre-k program and more!
Our many thanks to you for your support of the OLG community!