The mission of the Woodside School Foundation (WSF) is to provide a dependable flow of funds to supplement the budget at Woodside School. The aim is to ensure continued excellence in academic, social and cultural programs at the school. The foundation raises this financial support from the parents and the broader community. The WSF’s Board of Directors is comprised of school parents who donate their time and energy to support the Foundation’s efforts.
The Foundation initiates two fundraising campaigns during the school year—the Annual Fund in the fall and the Grand Auction held every May. Funds raised enable Woodside School to offer an exceptional education to its students, above and beyond most California public school standards, including small class sizes, committed teachers, a fully-staffed library and a rich and rigorous curriculum where children can find their passions in art, literature, science, math, sports and outdoor education.
In Woodside, public funding covers approximately three-quarters of the cost of the outstanding education Woodside School provides for it students. Our community continues to demonstrate amazing generosity and commitment to our public school. In 2016-2017, the WSF met its fundraising goal and provided 20% of the operating budget for the school. Raising an average of $4,800 per student, the WSF successfully bridged the gap between public sources of funding and the cost of a Woodside School education.