Your Support Makes a Difference

As is true in independent schools around the world, tuition revenue does not cover the entire cost of educating our students at Benchmark School. As a result, we rely on the gracious and generous support of parents, staff members, trustees, businesses, and community members to fill the gap. 

Your contributions enable us to provide a dynamic and ever–evolving educational program that is acknowledged for excellence across the globe and, most importantly, transforms students’ lives. These gifts may take the form of underwriting tuition through scholarship aid, supporting teacher training, or continuing to provide cutting–edge technology in our classrooms. 

We offer a variety of ways for you to provide your financial support, including:
  • The Benchmark Fund – Beyond the costs covered by tuition, the Benchmark Fund is the financial heartbeat of the school, providing the support necessary for every student and faculty member every day. Learn more.
  •  Pennsylvania State Tax-Credit Programs – The EITC and OSTC programs enable Pennsylvania businesses to direct up to $750,000 of their state tax dollars directly to Benchmark's scholarship program. Learn more.
  •  Planned Giving – Leave a legacy for future generations by including Benchmark School in your will. Learn more.
However how you choose to contribute, please know that through your gift the Benchmark tradition of teaching excellence continues. For additional information, please contact Director of Development Louisa Hanshew at or 610–565–3741, ext. 150.
View our 2016-2017 Impact Report of Voluntary Support here.
 “We believe 100% in the mission of Benchmark School,” Kim said. “The gratitude and appreciation we have for this school is just tremendous.”
—Kimberlee Orth, 
Current Parent
 Read more of "Why I Give: Kimberlee Orth" here. 
 “I’ve seen firsthand the approach teachers [at Benchmark] take, the quality of the education, and that—most importantly—it works."
—Jami Wintz McKeon, 
 Alumna Parent
 Read more of "Why I Give: Jami Wintz McKeon" here. 
 “Because I know what a great job [the school] does, I now feel even more strongly about supporting Benchmark."   
—Annie Jones, Grandparent
 Read more of "Why I Give: Annie Jones" here. 
“Coming to Benchmark has been the most important and influential decision we have made as parents, without a doubt. It’s the most important thing we did for our daughter, and we are forever grateful to Benchmark.”
—Kate McAllister, 
Current Parent
Read more of "Why I Give: Kate & Mark McAllister" here.