COVID-19

During this unprecedented time of change, we are committed to connecting with and supporting our entire community. Our Admission Office remains open virtually. Please email cdarcy@sseds.org if you have any questions.

Click to access our SSEDS Re-Opening Plan.
 
We are SSEDS Strong and we will get through this together!

 

Questions Regarding School Year 2020/2021

We will open school this year with SSEDS Remote Learning. Our promise is to re-evaluate our decision every two weeks and are ready to pivot and have our students physically on campus when we feel it is the responsible thing to do. During SSEDS Remote Learning it will be critical for each student to have their materials. We will have a Learning Kick-Off Day to allow our students to meet their small cohort teacher and peers, receive their materials and set-up their IPADS. Remote Learning will officially begin Monday, August 24.

Learning Kickoff Day Schedule

Regardless of which scenario(s) are in play during the upcoming school year, the vast majority of the school's expenses will be unchanged.  70% of our costs are our faculty and staff, and we as a Board firmly believe any reduction in headcount would have an adverse impact on the quality of our students' education.

Another 13% of our costs are related to the facilities, which will actually see an uptick due to the preparations we are making to deal with the pandemic.

12% of our costs are for necessary and untouchable operations such as technology, insurance, accounting and legal, and the like.

This leaves 5% of the costs that are potentially variable, and every effort is being made to control these costs as much as possible without impacting the quality of the education.

Finally, important to keep in mind, SSEDS, like most private schools, relies on fundraising to help keep tuition costs lower than they would be without such fundraising.  Consistent with other independent schools, each year the Board budgets to a small deficit before any contribution from the Annual Fund, SHA contributions and the like.  In other words, historically (and intentionally) our tuition already does not cover our annual costs.

Between payments already received and the depth of our waiting list, not to mention our endowment, SSEDS will be operating business as usual (whatever that may end up being) for the next school year and beyond.

As of now, we are not planning to have after school enrichments, but after care will be provided for parents that work.

 

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