Dear Friends of The New School (TNS),

The New School is excited to welcome our learning community back into the building full time for the 2021-2022 school year. The shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic still darkens the world, but TNS continues to find innovative ways to meet the academic, physical, and socio-emotional needs of our students in a responsive and holistic manner.

More than ever, The New School needs your help in order to succeed in our mission to empower students to reach for the best in themselves, love learning, and become responsible stewards of our world. 

Nineteen months of pandemic restrictions have created novel economic challenges for the school. Pandemic-related disruptions of our recruitment and marketing efforts resulted in a significantly reduced enrollment for this year. We were unable to host our normal fundraisers during the 2020-2021 school year, including our Annual Silent Auction. Spring fundraising in 2020 was also negatively impacted by COVID-19. Our Tuition Assistance Program has been depleted as a result of greater need from families hit hard by the economic downturn.

Now is the time for innovative solutions. To rebuild our Tuition Assistance Program, The New School’s Board of Trustees has pledged to match up to $16,200 in donations in a Community Match Drive. 

Join us! Support this fundraising effort at whatever level you can–your gift will go twice as far! 

Please help us meet the Board’s challenge. Insufficient financial aid is one of the primary reasons students are unable to join The New School. Let’s work together to remove some barriers. Donations at all levels are greatly appreciated. 

You can donate right now using this link, or mail a donation to:

The New School – Community Match
38 York Street
Kennebunk, ME 04043

(Please make out the check to The New School, and write “Community Match” in the memo line)

On behalf of the entire Board of Trustees, the student body, faculty, staff, and volunteers, we want to thank you for your interest in The New School and for your consideration to help give our students the educational opportunity of a lifetime! 


Nancy Goldberg, Board Chair

Christine Knowles, Executive Education Director

Scott Hamann, Executive Business Director