Some people say we should treat schools like businesses, measuring the impact of every dollar spent, assessing the value of every hour invested. At Westtown, we don't see school that way. We see school as an investment in children and as an enterprise whose output is wholly intangible. We don't produce things. We transform people.
And yet, we are also a non-profit organization that has to operate as such. It's no secret that the cost to provide a quality education has grown tremendously. We need to ensure that we provide families a solid return on their investment of time, love and money. Top schools, such as Westtown, must invest continually to improve their program, faculty, technology, and facilities to meet the evolving elements of educational excellence. Moreover, a strong commitment to having a diverse student body, such as Westtown has, is expensive.
The truth is that the future of Westtown depends on a blend of efficient business practices, strong enrollment, imaginative auxiliary revenue streams and philanthropy. Giving is absolutely essential to maintaining the best faculty, the best programs, and keeping the mission alive and the values strong. We invite and appreciate your participation.