"THE CAMPAIGN FOR WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL"
THE CAMPAIGN FOR WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OUR MISSION THE mission O F Washington International School IS T O provide A d emanding i nternational education T H A T W I L L challenge students T O B E C O M E responsible A N D effective world citizens. Founded 1966 SCHOOL g ateway international world INTERNATIONAL TO AN T H E C A M PA I G N F O R WA S H I N G T O N I N T E R N AT I O N A L S C H O O L For 40 years, Washington International School (WIS) has been opening community service, the school is now considered to be in the top children’s minds to an international perspective of our world – with rank of independent schools, ideally positioned for a campaign to WA S H I N G TO N an academic program focusing on global history, geography, literature, secure and to enhance its role in preparing world leaders in the arts, and culture, an embrace of – and comfort with – difference, and a sciences, and humanities. commitment to action to make the world a better place. The school’s mission, to create responsible and effective world citizens, makes it The trustees and the school’s administration have developed an exciting a uniquely important educational institution. plan to enhance the facilities and to secure its long-term financial goals. The campaign will have two phases: 2004–2007, and beyond. With more than 800 students on two beautiful campuses, this still- young school has come a long way from its founding in a private As WIS celebrates its 40th year in 2005-2006, home in 1966. With a powerful and innovative curriculum, sound we ask you to invest in the future of the school, financial management, an outstanding track record of college its faculty and students, and, above all, its mission. preparation and placement, and a deeply entrenched ethos of 4 G A T E W AY T O A N INTERNATIONAL WORLD The original vision of co-founders Dorothy Goodman and Cathya THE c ampaign HAS t wo g oals Stephenson provides the foundation for our mission today. The school To provide facilities that will support the has produced world citizens who, across the globe, write us of their changing learning environment gratitude to WIS for giving them the language skills and the ability to perform with confidence in a global environment. We are deeply proud To build toward a meaningful endowment of all those alumni – economists, city planners, community activists, doctors, lawyers, business leaders, artists, dancers, composers, and educators – who walked through our gate to receive their education at Washington International School. Please join us to ensure a bright international future for our students today and tomorrow. 5 PHASE ONE 2004-2007 [$4,200,000] SCHOOL INTERNATIONAL GOAL 1 [ $2 , 7 0 0 , 0 0 0 ] f a c i l i t i e s ... AT tregaron campus T EN NEW CLASSROOMS FOR THE M IDDLE AND U PPER S CHOOLS WA S H I N G TO N The transformation of the facilities at WIS has paralleled its between three and four rooms to teach their subjects. And this development as a premier educational institution. From Dorothy shortage will worsen in the future as the school is required to Goodman’s basement in 1966, accommodating a few four- remove a temporary trailer housing four classrooms. and five-year-olds, the school has expanded to two beautiful campuses enrolling more than 800 students and employing To remedy this deficiency, the school has developed an innovative more than 150 faculty and staff. and architecturally elegant plan for a new classroom wing for the Middle and Upper Schools. The new wing consists of 10 classrooms, But the facilities on Tregaron Campus require more space to deliver enabling the faculty to create an optimal learning environment the International Baccalaureate program. A shortage of classrooms with a minimum of disruption. complicates class schedules and obliges faculty members to move 6 G A T E W AY T O A N INTERNATIONAL WORLD A B LACK B OX T HEATRE DEDICATED TO THE PERFORMING ARTS From the beginning, the performing arts have been a central feature A black box theatre, built underground to preserve Tregaron’s of the WIS cultural landscape, challenging youthful performers and historic sight lines, will give the performing arts needed space. uniting students, parents, and faculty in the campus arts community. The plan envisions a completely flexible performance space with Maestro Larry Vincent and his theatrical counterparts have created moveable raked seating, shop space for building and painting more than 100 brilliant productions – without the benefit of a scenery, costume storage space, and full professional stage lighting real theatre. and sound boards. The theatre will also provide space for students and faculty to meet for assemblies and for special guest speakers. 7 PHASE ONE FACILITIES A STATE - OF - THE - ART L IBRARY /I NFORMATION C ENTER A DAPTIVE REUSE OF EXISTING FACILITIES TO CREATE STUDENT GATHERING AREAS , A CAFETERIA , AND The third critical component of the building plan is the OFFICE SPACE FOR FACULTY, STAFF, AND VOLUNTEERS 2004-2007 construction of a library and information center. The plan also calls for the renovation of the older buildings on In this interdisciplinary school, it is essential that our students have campus and, in particular, conversion of existing classroom access, without obstacles, to multilingual sources of information. spaces to provide for student gathering space and appropriate An important challenge to today’s students is to learn to manage office space for faculty, administration, and volunteers. the abundance of available information effectively. Tregaron 1 libraries are currently housed in two locations that, because they And because the theatre will also function as an auditorium for GOAL were not built to house libraries, do not foster a holistic the school, the present auditorium space in the Middle School approach to the curriculum. building can be converted into a much-needed cafeteria. A goal of the new dedicated library space is to bring together The architectural scheme also envisions restoring the historic students from Grades 6 through 12, and to create the flexibility that Dacha Garden to the form originally conceived by its creator, would allow better library teaching and learning – something the pioneering landscape architect Eleanor Biddle Shipman, with International Baccalaureate curriculum requires. the addition of a central grass quadrangle as an outdoor gathering place. Whereas the mission of the library has not changed, the definition of a library as a resource base has changed. 8 G A T E W AY T O A N f a c i l i t i e s ... AT T H E p rimary s chool c ampus INTERNATIONAL WORLD A FULLY EQUIPPED CHILDREN ’ S PLAYGROUND An additional playground at the Primary School Campus will “We believe that a demanding curriculum is good for students. At the enhance the current play area with new equipment and make it same time, they should have the opportunity to follow their interests adaptable for a variety of uses. Designed by experts, the play- in other areas beyond the classroom... That means that we have a ground contains places for active play and areas that provide full extracurricular program…we have all kinds of ways in which quiet respite. A larger sandbox, a tricycle track, a nature tunnel, students interact by working together, by playing together, and by and a small amphitheater are included in the plan. learning what life is all about together.” Richard Hall, Head of School 9 PHASE ONE ENDOWMENT GOAL 11 [ $1 , 5 0 0 , 0 0 0 ] A m eaningful e ndowment 2004-2007 TO PRESERVE SOCIOECONOMIC DIVERSITY WIS today is a strong and viable institution with a remarkably THROUGH FINANCIAL AID diverse student body. But because the school has a small endowment, its operations are funded almost entirely from its operating budget, T O ATTRACT AND TO RETAIN FIRST- CLASS FACULTY 11 which consists of tuition fees, auxiliary programs, and annual giving. GOAL “If they are to stay dedicated to their missions to be high-quality, The school’s success and stability have come in part at the price inclusive, diverse learning communities, schools will need to of tuition levels that make it difficult, if not impossible, for many contain costs, ramp up fundraising efforts, and find alternative families to afford the school. Pre-eminent educational institutions revenue streams to keep tuitions affordable.” can only remain so with a substantial endowment. Given the school’s mission and history, our most urgent endowment need NAIS: Forecasting Independent Education to 2025 is for student financial aid. 10 G A T E W AY T O A N INTERNATIONAL WORLD F INANCIAL A ID FACULTY C OMPENSATION WIS provides $1.2 million to 12 percent of our students who The school prides itself in maintaining faculty compensation on a could not otherwise afford to attend. The majority of these funds level with similar independent schools in the Greater Washington comes from the operating budget, which significantly limits our area. Attracting and retaining a first-class faculty is the key to the ability to provide tuition relief. One of the primary goals of this school’s success. WIS also aims to improve professional development campaign is to build a substantial endowment in order to provide opportunities for teachers in academic disciplines, child need-based scholarships, shifting part of the income for financial development, and technology usage. aid from operating income to endowment. 11 WA S H I N G TO N INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL 12 G A T E W AY T O A N PHASE 11 GOALS INTERNATIONAL WORLD The timing of the second phase of the Gateway campaign is contingent upon availability of bond financing and regulatory permissions. In order to accomplish this phase, resolution of the entire Tregaron property must be concluded. This phase will require a separate and new capital campaign to help fund the following: “We need to be able to showcase this school as the kind of teaching institution that is possible in this world, and I think we’re at a A regulation soccer/softball field, permitting home games great time and a great location to do it. You can still make a huge for our athletic programs. difference in this place with a relatively small amount of effort Two Primary School classrooms and offices, alleviating and money. And they both matter.” overcrowding and permitting more appropriate space for Greg Schmidt, children in the early childhood section. c h a i r , W I S B o a r d o f Tr u s t e e s A continued effort to build a meaningful endowment. 13 G AT E WAY T O A N INTERNATIONAL WORLD CAMPAIGN The campaign’s combined facilities and endowment goal is set at $4,200,000. To name the giving clubs, we selected the names of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. WIS will recognize SCHOOL major benefactors with select naming opportunities as members of its Seven Wonders Club. For more information and to discuss your interest in making a lasting difference in the lives of WIS students, please contact Tannaz Rahman, Director of Advancement, at 202-243-1856. INTERNATIONAL f a c i l i t i e s [$2,700,000] e n d o w m e n t s [$1,500,000] pyramids of egypt FACILITIES ENDOWMENTS WA S H I N G TO N [$500,000 Minimum] Academic Building Scholarship Endowment Black Box Theatre The DC Scholarship Fund Information Center/Library hanging gardens FACILITIES ENDOWMENTS of babylon To Be Determined Endowment for Student Enrichment [$300,000 Minimum] K.G. Lim Memorial Fund 14 f a c i l i t i e s [$2,700,000] e n d o w m e n t s [$1,500,000] z eus at o lympia FACILITIES ENDOWMENTS [$250,000 Minimum] One floor of the New Classroom Wing Endowment to Support Primary School Playground Addition Faculty Compensation Endowment for one-half Scholarship temple of diana FACILITIES ENDOWMENTS [$100,000 Minimum] Performance Stage Endowment for Faculty Professional Theatre Lobby Development Programs Theatre Scene Shop Endowment to Support Extracurricular Activities, Travel for Needy Students Dressing Rooms/Theatre Classroom Edward E. Ford Foundation Summer Retractable Seating for Black Box Theatre Sabbatical Fund Lighting for Black Box Theatre Louise Harper-Schuchat Memorial Fund Technology for the Information Center Plaza between New Library and the Cottage colossus of rhodes FACILITIES ENDOWMENTS [$50,000 Minimum] Primary School Playground Endowment for Instructional Resources Equipment/Landscaping Areas Clarice R. and Howard J. Feldman Classroom (10 at Tregaron) Scholarship Fund Entry Porch for New Library Mary McCarty Memorial Library Fund Frank A. Southard Memorial Teacher Salary Fund G A T E W AY T O A N f a c i l i t i e s [$2,700,000] e n d o w m e n t s [$1,500,000] lighthouse FACILITIES ENDOWMENTS of alexandria Specialized Library Sections Student Enrichment Fund INTERNATIONAL WORLD [$25,000 Minimum] Sound System for Extracurricular Activities Fund Black Box Theatre Theatre Office Costume Room Library Office Elevator halicarnassus FACILITIES ENDOWMENTS in asia minor Primary School Playground Financial Aid Fund [$10,000 Minimum – Library Study Carrel Faculty Compensation and Donor Recognition Plaques] Professional Development Fund Designated Book Fund (Primary School and Tregaron) 16 WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL GATEWAY TO AN INTERNATIONAL WORLD CAMPAIGN b oard of t rustees 2005-2006 leadership committee Gregory Schmidt, CHAIR Scott M. Gilman LEADERSHIP CHAIRS Kathy Kemper Elan Blutinger, Ritalou Harris Gregory Schmidt Amb. Roger Kirk VICE CHAIR Edgar James Ricardo Ernst Nancy R. Kuhn George C. Zaidan, Pilar C. Meier Elan Blutinger Russell C. Lindner VICE CHAIR Cathya W. Stephenson, Pilar C. Meier Michele de Nevers, CO - FOUNDER , LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE TREASURER John Relman TRUSTEE EMERITA Kathleen Alexander Stefania Berla, Eric Steiner Phyllis Thompson Elizabeth Bosco SECRETARY Cathya W. Stephenson Elizabeth Cavendish EX - OFFICIO Phyllis Thompson Ulysses G. Auger II Kyra Cheremeteff Richard P. Hall, Catherine Tinsley Eric Bosco HEAD OF SCHOOL Michael Chisek Susie Trees Michael Chisek Ineke van der Wal, Isabel de la Cruz Ernst James Valentine Nada Eissa ‘85 WIS PARENT Robert Fleishman ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT Farida Wozniak Ricardo Ernst Sarah K. Fry Sarah Fry Scott M. Gilman EX - OFFICIO Wim Geerts Lawrence C. Grossman Richard P. Hall, HEAD OF SCHOOL Valerie Hufbauer Advancement Office Tannaz Rahman Washington International School DIRECTOR OF ADVANCEMENT 3100 Macomb Street NW email@example.com Washington DC 20008-3314 There shall be no discrimination by the school in the selection of its Board of Trustees, in the T (202) 243-1822 employment of personnel, in the admission of students, or in the administration of the school’s F (202) 243-1899 programming because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, or handicapped status in violation of existing state or federal law or regulation. WWW. WIS . EDU January 2006