What is the Compañeros Circle?
The Compañeros Circle is at the heart of Saint Ann’s mission. The word compañeros, Spanish for companions, clearly expresses the goal of this initiative. Compañeros are generous individuals, businesses, and foundations who sponsor individual students or classes, ensuring that we can cover the cost to educate a student without raising tuition. The Compañeros Circle is meant to facilitate investment, but also to deepen the connections between our students and donors.
The formation of the Compañeros Circle was in direct response to a comprehensive analysis of the school’s vision and finances. In this current economic climate, we are acutely aware of the financial challenges facing you, our families. At times, we must sacrifice program expansion and capital improvements in order to fund the gap between actual the cost of educating a child and the tuition we charge. By sponsoring students, and pledging to cover this tuition gap, Compañeros help keep the mission of Saint Ann alive and thriving.
Actual cost per student $4,747
Average tuition and fees per student – $1,489
Funding gap per student $3,257
Traditional funding sources per student – $1,670
Needed to sponsor each student $1,587
Levels of Sponsorship
1 Child Compañeros Sponsor $1,587
2 Children Compañeros Investor $3,174
4 Children Compañeros Contributor $6,348
8 Children Compañeros Benefactor $12,696
16 Children Compañeros Patron $25,392
32 Children Classroom Companeros $50,784