Welcome from Deborah


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Thank you for your interest in Giving to The Joy School! Since our first class of four students in 1997, The Joy School has flourished with the backing of our strong school community - parents, alumni, Board of Trustees, grandparents, and business leaders – committed to the School's important work in educating children who learn differently. Our community of supporters partner with the School in a host of ways by volunteering time and expertise, giving charitable gifts – at any level - and promoting our school to those who may not know about us.  

The Joy School follows a model of fundraising typical of other independent schools. Our tuition provides an education for each student in a safe, supportive learning environment, yet it does not cover all that contributes to The Joy School's unique culture. Philanthropic gifts are essential for The Joy School to deliver and expand upon its innovative student programming.          

Two annual fundraising initiatives support our operating budget:

We are fortunate to have our generous school community and deeply appreciate all they do to enhance and further The Joy School's mission so that children who learn differently can succeed in school.   

Deborah Santantonio
Director of Development
713-523-0660 ext. 139