Giving

Partner with us to support our students, teachers, and community.

Every gift demonstrates your commitment to NOVA, and shows our students the important value we place on giving back to the community. Please join parents, alumni, grandparents, and friends to help keep NOVA at the forefront of independent education for highly capable adolescents in our area. 

Online:

You can make a secure, online gift at anytime. It's simple, fast and convenient. To make an online gift click here.

Checks:

Checks can be made payable to NOVA Middle School. On the memo line please note "Annual Fund," and mail your check to: 2020 22nd Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501.

Pledge Contributions: 

Pledges are a wonderful way o make giving easy for every family. Pledges are made at the beginning of the school year and can be paid over time or scheduled for a later date, such as monthly, quarterly, or bi-annually. Payments can be made until the end June. 

Securities:

NOVA Middle School gladly accepts gifts of stock. If you would like to know more about donating stocks, bonds or other securities, please contact Barbara Hutton. Please notify our Head of School, Barbara Hutton that you have initiated a stock transaction at bhutton@novaschool.org or call 360.491.7097. 

Matching Gifts: 

The impact of your gift or volunteer time may be doubled or even tripled! Some companies will match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses. Contact your employer’s office of Human Resource to find out if your employer has a matching gift program or find out if your company has a matching gift program HERE

The Washington State Combined Fund:

Washington public employees and retirees can select NOVA Middle School for charitable giving through payroll contributions. 

Shop with AmazonSmile:

The Amazonsmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to NOVA when you name “NOVA School Association” as the charitable organization.

NOVA's Annual Fund kicks off in the beginning of the school year and is a critical component of our financial support for our day-to-day operations. All revenue from the Annual Fund is used in the current school year.

The Annual Fund helps pay for class retreats, field trips, faculty salaries, professional development, classroom materials, co-curricular programs, utilities, campus upkeep, transportation, the library, learning resources, financial assistance and much more.   

Instead of traditional third-party fundraising to support our financial operating needs, we ask parents, friends and other supporters for direct support in the form of a tax-deductible gift to the Annual Fund in lieu of asking students, and parents, to sell third-party items.

In the spring, the NOVA Gala brings together current and alumni parents, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of NOVA, for a celebratory gathering that raises funds for NOVA students on financial assistance and special fund-a-need projects. It's a chance for families to get together for some fun while raising important funds for the school.

Q: What makes NOVA an independent school? 

A: NOVA operates without financial support from federal or state government agencies, and is self-governed by our Board of Trustees. Unlike public schools, which are funded by tax dollars, independent schools rely solely upon tuition revenues and philanthropic gifts to meet operating and capital expenses 

Q: Why not raise tuition? 

A: One of our guiding principles for NOVA school is diversity, including socio-economic diversity. Our tuition is kept as low as possible to help ensure that NOVA remains accessible to as many families as possible. 

  • Tuition is non-tax deductible contracted contributions, while gifts to the NOVA fund are fully tax-deductible. 
  • Charitable gifts can be matched by your employer, while tuition cannot. 

Q: Could NOVA operate on tuition alone? 

A: Not without looking significantly different. NOVA Middle School's integral components like low student-to-teacher ratio, faculty and curriculum development, technology, rich enrichment program, athletics and science equipment, and field trips would be compromised. 

Charitable gifts are a vital part of an independent school’s strong financial profile. 

Annual Report: 2016-17

We are honored to recognize our supporters who graciously embody the spirit of NOVA's vision to make a positive difference in the world. We are deeply appreciative of their contributions and for the example they’ve established for all members of the NOVA community.