The Hartsbrook School
Waldorf Education In The Pioneer Valley Of Western Massachusetts
Clarity of Thought | Warmth of Heart | Strength of Purpose

Annual Fund

BAA new Hartsbrook is extraordinary in countless ways, the most noteworthy of which is its ability to develop young individuals into free, morally responsible and integrated members of society.   Certainly, my elementary school self was unable to comprehend all of these complexities; however, I can share with you now that this approach to education provided me the foundation to climb ladders and chase dreams while following my moral compass.I encourage you all to join me in giving back to Hartsbrook with the hope that collectively we can help strengthen the community and continue to provide a Waldorf education in the Pioneer Valley.  (To read his entire letter, click here.)

–Barrett Allison, Hartsbrook 8th Grade Class of 2001

The Hartsbrook School’s Annual Fund is the foundation of our yearly fundraising. The Annual Fund supports each year’s operating budget, over 60% of which goes towards faculty and staff pay and compensation. The Annual Fund begins in the late fall and wraps up in early spring. We ask that every family at Hartsbrook support the Annual Fund, in whatever amount they can give. Support of the Annual Fund allows us to provide generous levels of tuition assistance (over $600,000 per year), while maintaining a competitive salary and benefits package for our dedicated faculty and staff.


In the 2013-2014 school year, we achieved 97% participation from our parent body, and 100% participation from our core faculty/staff, and Board of Trustees. These high levels of participation reveal a strong commitment towards The Hartsbrook School.

Our financial goal for 2014-15 is to raise $105,000, with 100% participation of all parents, Board members, core faculty, and salaried staff. This is a way for each of us to make a gift to each other, to know that we thrive together as a community.

Thank You Extended Community

We are so grateful for the philanthropic contributions from our extended community of grandparents, alumni, alumni parents, family and friends. Your donations acknowledge the value and special qualities of a Hartsbrook education.

Gifts to the Annual Fund

Gifts to the Annual Fund can be made via check, credit card, Paypal and gifts of securities or stock. Payments can be made on a monthly basis. All gifts to the Annual Fund must be received by August 31, prior to the close of each fiscal school year. All gifts to the Annual Fund are tax deductible.

To support The Hartsbrook School, please:

  • Click here to make a contribution now using our secure contributions page.
  • Download an Annual Fund Pledge Form and return it to Pilar Schmidt, Director of Development. You may scan the form and email to Pilar at, or you may print the form and mail it to The Hartsbrook School, 193 Bay Road, Hadley, MA 01035 (Attn: Development Office).


Our teachers give their very best for our children, to bring out the very best in our children. Our tuition payments alone don’t cover the cost of having these great teachers, so my annual giving makes up some of the difference. I continue to give so that they can continue to give. —Jim Ritchie Dunham, parent of Jackie ’13 and tenth-grader Conor