Support Spruce Street School

Spruce Street School Auction

The 2025 auction will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2025. We can't wait to see you there!
If you are interested in sponsoring the event as a business or an individual, please reach out to the Development Office.

Annual Fund


The Annual Fund campaign happens every fall to support our students. Tuition alone does not cover the full cost of a Spruce Street School education. Like most independent schools, the school relies on the community to maintain diverse programs, unique educational opportunities and its commitment to financial aid. The school is grateful for its faculty, staff, alumni, students, parents, grandparents, family members and trustees who together raise the needed funds to keep the school thriving. Last year we raised more than $200,000 in generous gifts from individuals and matching funds.


Pledges are due by November 15, 2023. Gifts and pledge payments are due by June 14, 2024. We happily accept securities and matching funds. For more information please contact the Development Office.

“As I walk each day, I know that I will be pondering all that I love about Spruce Street School. I have dedicated my career and most of my adult life to this school, and my love for it runs deep. Before I stepped on the trail, I made the gift that means the most to me each year: a donation to the Spruce Street School annual fund. My feet guided me to this special place over 21 years ago, and I joyfully give back every year.”

Briel Schmitz, Head of School

To give to the 2023-24 annual fund, click the button below.
Payments by check, ACH, cash, and credit card are also accepted.

Planned Giving


Help Plan for Spruce Street School’s Future

Planned giving is practical for many families, not just those with the greatest wealth. This avenue for giving allows Spruce Street School to safely plan for the future while ensuring a lasting legacy. Planned gifts often require assistance from your professional financial advisor. These gifts typically come from assets in your estate rather than disposable income, and typically come to maturity upon your death.

Ways to Give:

  • Charitable Remainder Trust
  • Charitable Lead Trust
  • Endowment Gift
  • IRA Charitable Rollover
  • Life Insurance Policies
  • Memorial and Tribute Gifts
  • Real Estate
  • Retirement Plan Assets

Please discuss with your professional financial advisor to learn how to support Spruce Street School’s future with a planned gift, or contact the Development Office.



Spruce Street School relies on volunteers to support a broad range of projects. We ask our new families to tell us their skills, interests and passions so that we can call on them to help us. Parents volunteer to do things like plan events, chaperone trips, read to students, provide snacks, fundraise, maintain our facilities and work on the Board of Trustees or in committees- just to name a few!

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the office.