Why Support MDS

“All of my teachers were the reason I truly wanted to be at Mizzentop. Every one of them made it easier to move forward.”
– Anna W., ‘11 about us photo 2


Expanding Horizons supports the people and programs that make MDS unique. Keeping our class sizes small to ensure quality education, excellent extracurricular programs and additional resources require funding not covered by tuition alone. Raising funds is something that every independent school must do in order to provide these opportunities.

While maintaining the small community that makes MDS such a special place, we are committed to making education affordable to as many families as possible. Unlike tuition, a gift to Expanding Horizons is tax deductible. Additionally, your gift may qualify for a matching gift by your employer, allowing you to double or even triple your effort.

The easiest way to contribute is through our online giving form.

Throughout the year MDS sends out information about our current campaign, including our goals and future plans for the school. Of course, you can always mail your gift to the school with the remittance envelopes included with the campaign mailings. For more information, contact our Director of Communications and Advancement, Michael Grannis, either my telephone (845-855-7338 ext. 201) or by email at mgrannis@mizzentop.org

We hope that MDS will be among your family's top philanthropic priorities. Only you can decide your level of commitment. Please know that no matter the amount, MDS needs and appreciates every gift we receive. Our goal is to achieve 100% participation from our families.