Frequently Asked Questions

Becoming a nonprofit will allow us to focus more fully on the sustainability of the school and its programs, and to continually improve on a larger scale. We can fundraise to further support every aspect of our unique, innovative, and student-centered school community.  The ability to fundraise will give us amazing possibilities for growth and improvement, allowing us to focus even more on program enrichment.
The New School Fund is The New School’s annual giving program.  It was created to ensure that the school continues to offer the unique, creative educational environment that students thrive in.  All donations to The New School Fund support operating expenses and are an important source of unrestricted funds.  Voluntary contributions to the New School Fund will continually enhance the experiences and opportunities offered to our students, giving them the chance to engage even more in purposeful learning.
Unrestricted gifts are the most valuable to The New School because they allow the school to focus on budget priorities to make each student's experience the best it can be.  Every aspect of the school that each student is involved with can be strengthened by The New School Fund.  Donations to support general operations will augment the budget, giving our students more resources that they can use to build a strong foundation for their future endeavors.
Tuition alone can’t help a school thrive.  We are looking to grow and expand the programs and resources offered to our students by augmenting our budget.  The ability to fundraise will give us the resources needed to strengthen The New School model of education by enhancing the experiences offered to every student.  Donations will be used to improve all aspects of the campus and our programming to give students more.  The entire New School community will play a vital role in helping expand what we are able to do for our students each year.
It will continually enhance the resources, experiences, and opportunities offered to our students.  Just a few of the key elements The New School Fund will be able to enhance are:
  • The number of scholarships and the amount of scholarship dollars awarded
  • The technology our students and faculty work with every day
  • Opportunities for professional development for teachers, who can keep expanding the ways they help drive students’ passions
The John Potter Scholarship Fund will directly support students who may not be able to afford the full cost of a New School tuition.  This Fund will bolster our scholarship program, giving us the opportunity to increase the number of scholarships and the amount of scholarship dollars awarded. The Fund honors the Founder and Headmaster Emeritus of The New School, John Potter.
The New School of Northern Virginia is a registered 501(c)3 organization.  Gifts are tax deductible to the full extent allowable by law. Our Tax ID  is #82-1288652.
  Gifts can be made online or through cash, check, bank transfer or credit card. Check Please make checks payable to The New School and mail to: The New School Development Office 9431 Silver King Ct. Fairfax, VA 22031   Credit Card The New School accepts American Express, Discover, Mastercard, and Visa.  You can give online using our secure website or contact our Development Manager, Noelle Andreano, at (703) 691-3040.   Mobile Payment Options The New School now accepts donations via PayPal, Venmo, Apple Pay, and Google Pay. To make your donation through one of these methods, please visit our secure website.   Bank Transfer You can give your gift via bank transfer using our secure website.
Gifts may be paid over the course of the school year.  You may elect to make a pledge and pay in installments or opt for a recurring payment through The New School Gift Plan.  Please contact Noelle Andreano, Development Manager, at or (703) 691-3040 to set up your pledge or gift plan.
The New School Gift Plan provides a convenient and effortless method for spreading payment of your gift over the course of a year.  Through the plan, you can set-up a recurring payment plan for your credit or debit card to be charged throughout the year.  If you would like further information or are ready to start a payment plan, contact our Development Manager, Noelle Andreano, at (703) 691-3040.
Yes, we are able to accept matching donations.  Please let us know what you need from us in order to process the match through your organization.  Matches are a great way to support The New School Fund because they can double your impact!
When you include a bequest to The New School in your long-term estate or financial plans, you can change the lives of future generations of students.  Speak with your financial advisor today about how to make The New School a part of your estate planning.
Gifts and pledges for the 2020-2021 academic year may be received through August 31, 2021.
We greatly appreciate gifts of all sizes and hope that you will give at a level where you are comfortable.  All gifts, regardless of size, make a difference in the lives of New School students every day and are greatly appreciated.  Every gift counts!

Donors may be recognized on multiple platforms, including in the Annual Report, in newsletters, and on The New School’s website.

The New School is committed to respecting the privacy of donors.  All donations are held in the strictest confidence.  Individual donor information is limited to a very small group of individuals at The New School and is only shared on a “need-to-know” basis.  We may provide aggregate donor information on multiple platforms, including in the Annual Report, in newsletters, and on The New School’s website.  We provide information on donation amounts as required by auditors, government agencies, and courts.

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