Why do we have school fundraisers?
Mount Royal Academy North is a privately funded institution, and because of that, fundraising is needed for our school to exist. Tuition alone does not cover the cost of educating our children. Fundraising strengthens our school community, provides our children with many opportunities and helps keep tuition affordable.
What is the family fundraising commitment?
Each family at Mount Royal Academy North is required to raise a minimum fundraiser profit per school year for the school. That minimum is based on the number of children currently enrolled at the school.
For those families who do not wish to participate in various fundraising efforts, an “in-lieu of” payment can be made at any time during the school year. Families will still receive fundraising material and can simply return the materials to the school office. Throughout the school year, updates will be sent out to each family so you know where you stand with your commitment. If a family has not raised or contributed the minimum requirement by the end of the school year, they will be billed for the remainder of the funds. Families that raise more than their commitment will receive 20% of the surplus total towards next year’s tuition.
All donations to MRA North are tax deductible. Please consult your tax professional for additional information.
Why ask for participation from families?
The economic climate of the early 21st century has not been friendly to non-profit organizations. More and more private educational institutions - especially Catholic schools - are closing their doors because of the difficult challenge of achieving financial stability. An integral part of educating children is securing the financial support needed in order to adequately teach the whole person. Because Mount Royal North is a lay founded and governed school, all members of the community - board members, faculty, staff, parents, and students - must invest themselves in the successful continuation of the school's mission.
We will have more information on fundraising opportunities as we approach the beginning of our school year!