Annual Giving Campaign

We are excited to launch our 2021-2022 Annual Giving Campaign with this wonderful VIDEO of our students that highlights who we are as a school and why it is more important than ever to support NLS.


The Annual Giving Campaign is a yearly appeal to our community to support our Annual Fund, which bridges the gap between tuition and expenses. Your support is crucial to sustain our educational programming, retain our exceptional faculty, and safely educate in-person during the pandemic.


We encourage our entire school community – parents, grandparents, faculty, staff, Trustees, alumni, alumni parents, and friends – to consider making a meaningful gift so that we can continue to provide an exceptional education for all students.


Thank you for your support,


Christine Hanson

Head of School


Maryann Hedaa

Board Chair



Why does Nantucket Lighthouse School have an annual giving campaign?


Through the generosity of our donors, we continue to grow like our students. Nantucket Lighthouse School's Annual Fund provides essential support to the school's operating budget. Like all independent schools in the U.S., NLS relies on gifts to contribute to the operational gap - the difference between tuition and the actual cost of a Lighthouse education. The alternative, raising the tuition, would make education at Nantucket Lighthouse School prohibitive to many families.


Does my gift really make a difference?


In such a small school, each and every gift has a direct impact. The participation of every family is a measure of confidence in this amazing school and a show of gratitude for what NLS is offering to our children.


What does my gift help support?


Our fiscal calendar runs from July 1 to June 30, and your annual gifts have an immediate impact on the experience of our children. Your participation is crucial to sustaining our programming and faculty, awarding financial aid, and contributing to the maintenance of our schoolhouse. The Annual Fund bridges the gap between our true operating expenses and the revenue from tuition for this year’s budget.​


Is my annual fund gift tax-deductible?


Nantucket Lighthouse School is a 501(c)(3) organization and your donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. No goods or services are provided in exchange for your contribution.