Improving and Expanding Educational Opportunities for Students with Learning Disabilities
UPDATE: J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation Challenge Grant
We are excited to announce that we have met the Mabee Challenge and will receive a $500,000 grant from the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation to complete the new middle school wing and renovate existing space. With this grant, we have raised nearly $8.7 million of our $9 million goal!
Through the “Learning to Succeed” campaign:
We opened Miriam Academy, a private, non-sectarian high school for students with learning disabilities.
We will add a middle school wing to Miriam School to better accommodate the physical, social, and academic needs of our middle school students and renovate existing space to better serve all of our students.
In recognition of the support from our faculty, staff, families and friends, we are creating a Donor Appreciation Wall. This will be located in the new middle school wing at Miriam School. All gifts of $100 or more supporting the “Learning to Succeed” campaign will be recognized on the wall. For more information, contact Ron Van Fleet at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 314.962.6059.
Miriam needs to raise $9 million to fund the “Learning to Succeed” campaign.
|Startup of Miriam Academy||$2,000,000|
|Academy Tuition Assistance Endowment||$3,000,000|
|Miriam School Addition & Renovation||$4,000,000|
|Total Project Cost||$9,000,000|
Startup Costs & Tuition Assistance Endowment
Miriam Academy opened with its inaugural 9th grade class in August 2016. The Academy’s mission is to educate high school students with multi-faceted learning disabilities in an environment designed to help them excel using knowledge, character, and problem-solving skills.
Our leadership team is deeply committed to designing a personalized educational experience for each student that includes curriculum modifications to accommodate varied learning styles and individual abilities.
Ensuring that our services are financially accessible to all who need them has always been a priority for Miriam. Fundraising for the Academy includes a $3,000,000 endowment component that will generate approximately $150,000 in annual need-based tuition assistance for our high school students. This endowment will make Miriam Academy sustainable for the future.
Middle School Addition & Updated Facilities
Now in its 60th year of educating children with learning disabilities, Miriam School has witnessed steadily increasing enrollment in its middle school program over the past 13 years. The current facilities are proving inadequate to properly support these students.
The new middle school wing will add larger teaching spaces, lockers, and hallways that will physically accommodate middle schoolers and provide them with an environment that will facilitate their academic and social transition to high school.
Building the new wing will also enable Miriam to renovate and re-purpose several existing areas to better meet the needs of all ages at the School.