THE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL TRADITION
As do all independent schools, Morganton Day School operates without funding from city, state, or Federal tax revenues. Instead, Morganton Day School relies on tuition income and broad voluntary financial support. This support includes annual giving, capital giving, and endowment income. Independent school parents place great importance on the education of their children and accept a major role in the continued financial well-being of their children’s schools.
Since the School was founded in 1978, parents have made voluntary financial support one of the School’s proudest traditions. Our parents join trustees, staff/faculty, grandparents, and friends of the School to make Morganton Day a resource-rich environment that enhances students’ possibilities for success. Parents’ gifts have enabled MDS to build on a tradition of scholarship, service, stewardship, and leadership. Because these traditions are not self-perpetuating, we rely on donors to continue the legacy.