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Welcome from the Development Office

The Spring Hill School is a special place filled with people who care about the adventure of learning. I chose The Spring Hill School for my own children because I believe in our school’s distinctive approach to learning and our mission.

At Spring Hill, our students are seen, known, and loved --- and they engage in an irresistible journey of intellectual and creative discovery about themselves and the larger world! We are enthusiastic to create a visionary school where students are equipped to become change-makers.

Our culture of generosity is rooted in our school values: our children unfold their unique potential, develop as global citizens, and are ready to make a difference. Investing in Spring Hill's crucial, transformative education is something we can all take part in; there are so many ways to give and ensure The Spring Hill School is thriving now and for generations to come.

From participating in The Spring Hill Fund (our annual fund), to getting involved in social events and fundraisers like the Dream Big Gala, or donating to our Pathways Scholarship Program, there are many ways to support our students and make an impact.

Every year, a core priority is ensuring a successful annual fund which contributes to all of our school-wide programs. The Spring Hill Fund truly touches all corners of our school! Every gift is deeply valued, makes a difference, and is tax deductible. Learn how to get involved below. Thank you for joining us in making a Spring Hill education possible in the North Bay. I look forward to connecting with you and hearing more about your ideas, hopes, and your Spring Hill journey!


Dara Olandt

Director of Development

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Our school is made possible by a dedicated community of parents, caregivers, grandparents, and alumni who provide support. Your gifts, at every size, are a powerful contribution. No gift is too small. There are many ways to give.


A blend of tuition, fundraising, and philanthropy ensures our independent school can flourish and offer a distinctive educational approach, which includes:

Strong Academics

Inquiry and project-based learning shapes our TK-8 program. Offering academics in all core subject areas, our approach also includes Spanish, Music, Art, and Physical Education multiple days per week across all grades, TK-8. At the preschool level, a Montessori foundation helps our youngest students embark on their learning journey in a holistically designed, nurturing environment.

Global Curriculum + Leadership

Tomorrow’s changemakers are today’s students. We value cultural literacy, social responsibility, and leadership. Our signature approach to learning for a global context begins at preschool with our Peace Education and focus on International Learning. In the elementary grades, our global curriculum centers on U.N. Sustainability Goals as well as local community service opportunities. In middle school, students identify a deep-dive creative research project based on a global issue and participate in an optional international service-learning experience.

STEAM Learning & Discovery

At The Spring Hill School, we know hands-on learning is fun and unlocks creative problem solving. For older students, science, technology, engineering, and the arts come together in our unique Innovation Lab and throughout inquiry-based learning in the classroom. In younger grades, workshops such as robot building and creative projects help students “explore-through-doing”. At our preschool, our young learners study nature’s cycles, weather, seasons, and botany. (They love learning about how the world works–and have fun tending our preschool chickens!)

Caring, Student-Centered Community

We are so glad to be known as a caring, connected community where students are seen, known, valued, and loved. Our teachers and students are intentional about cultivating kindness, empathy, and compassion. In TK-8 each morning starts with “advisory” or class meetings where students explore themes such as friendship, inclusivity, teamwork, and develop a sense of community. Faculty become mentors to students. And, at our close-knit campuses, students also learn and mentor other students in multi-generational buddy groups.

See your gifts in action! Check out our most recent annual report.