Sponsor a Student

Sponsor a student. Change a life.
Sponsor a student. Change a life.

The San Miguel School is not tuition-driven. Student Sponsorship covers the operational expenses typically offset by tuition in most private, independent schools.

Because of our mission to serve students most in need, the tuition paid by families covers less than 6% of the school's annual operating budget. Sponsoring a Student helps to close the gap between what parents and families are able to pay and the cost of an educational experience that turns lives around.

A suggested sponsorship commitment of $8,900 annually for four years (or $4,450 for a partial sponsorship) is a transformational gift in a young boy's life. Our Student Sponsors are individuals, foundations, families, and businesses that choose to make a life-changing gift directly linked to the education of one of our students.

The full cost of educating a student at The San Miguel School is nearly $16,000 per year, including extended-day activities.

In addition to a Student Sponsorship, the financial package covering student tuition includes the contribution from parents/families, which is based on their ability to pay (usually 3-5% of the cost), and may include a scholarship from donations to STEPS through the RI Scholarship Tax Credit Program. Other private fundraising efforts, including the school's Annual Fund, and Special Events supporting the Scholarship Fund, are used to make up the remaining difference.

A sponsorship directly links a student to a donor.

As a Student Sponsor, you will hear from your sponsored student. Through letters and invitations to special recognition programs, you will learn of the achievements and future aspirations of the young man whose education is sponsored by your generous gift.

To learn more about making your own transformational gift, contact Vangy Auclair at (401) 467-9777 x117.