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Giving Tuesday is a worldwide celebration of generosity. It is an opportunity for people around the world to come together through generosity in all its forms by sharing acts of kindness and giving their voice, time, money, goods, and advocacy to support communities and causes. 

This Giving Tuesday, I invite you to donate to my favorite 501c3 charity: The Compass School! 
Click here to make a donation today!
Each year, as part of our Compass Giving Tuesday Tradition, we unveil an original piece of artwork that captures some of our school’s accomplishments from the prior year. Through this tradition, we have a beautiful visual history of our school’s journey! (Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to see prior years’ artwork!)  

This year, we are so grateful to Compass Parent Tracy McGrath!  She has deep roots at our school as the parent of a Compass alumna (Indarra) and an Explorer (Wylee)! 

Now unveiling the 2021-2022 Masterpiece! 

Look at the detail! 
Tracy used her incredible talent in the watercolor medium to capture the
goats, our new pavillion, the 1st year of our band program, the founding Compass soccer team, the cross country runners, and more
Dear Compass Community, 

When I joined the Compass community in 2015, I could not have imagined where we would be today. Over the past six years, we have exceeded expectations for growth in so many ways.

Among other accomplishments, together we have raised nearly 2 million dollars, $1,924,504 to be exact, from foundations, individual donors, the golf tournament (Thank you Renzi family!), and this community!  Those dollars have been invested into programming and campus improvements that enhance Compass students’ experiences. 

This incredible school support has enabled us to expand our farm program to become an agricultural leader in Rhode Island with the largest school garden in the state with 4,200 sq. ft. of crops.  We have provided resources to 11 other schools in creating their own gardens, established an agricultural workforce development program for high school and college students, and offered after school enrichment and summer farm camp opportunities.

We were also able to make significant capital improvements to our campus based on visioning and wishes, including the addition of farm headquarters, the animal paddock, the high tunnel, the gaga court, the basketball court, the pavilion, the athletic field, outdoor classrooms, and our new middle school–a showcase for 21st century learning, harnessing the latest green technologies. Coming this summer will be an outdoor amphitheater!

Compass middle school students (starting at 5th/6th and growing up to 7th/8th) are now able to access three tracks of the musical experience of their choice: band, chorus, or general music. They are also able to participate in interscholastic sports, including track, cross country and soccer!

It’s important to note that each of these enhancements listed above rests on the foundation of a top-tier academic program that gets even better with each passing year. 

We run an Annual Fund each year to help ensure The Compass School’s future success. It is our hope that everyone in our school community will participate in giving. The collective support from parents, alumni, teachers, staff, grandparents and friends, is essential to ensuring the long-term growth and health of our school.

Please contribute to the 2021 Annual Fund now through Dec. 31st!  We are able to accept donations of:

  • Cash or check: you can use the handy envelope we sent you!  
  • PayPal: Here’s the link (click “send” once you arrive at the page).
  • Note: PayPal charges a transaction fee, so cash/check is preferred if possible. 
We gladly welcome any amount. Even $1 helps! 

The most important thing is your participation. When we are able to say that 100% of Compass families contributed, it speaks volumes to the outside organizations that are considering giving to us as well.  Foundations are inspired by your generosity. 

Help us cultivate the changemakers of tomorrow by making a gift to The Compass School today.

In Partnership,
Ms. Brandee 

Click here to make a donation today!

Check out previous years’ Annual Fund Artwork! 

These pieces are all from the Mary Walsh Collection (our last parent artist in residence) 🙂