Strategic Growth Fund Campaign

Help support and sustain the long-term operational health and growth of our school through a generous gift to our Strategic Growth Fund.

Ensuring our ability to expand is critical.

Our strategic five-year plan, Vision 2020, incorporates input from a wide range of stakeholders and provides a cohesive yet flexible road map for future growth. Most importantly, it enables us to expand our offering to meet the high demand for instruction and support for children with learning disabilities.

As the only elementary school in the Chicago metro area serving bright children with learning disabilities, there is a significant lack of options for these students and their families. By expanding our capacity, instruction and knowledge base, we can serve more children who need specialized services.

Our Vision

By 2020 the Hyde Park Day School model will be the recognized standard of excellence in whole child growth, development, and success of bright students with learning disabilities.

Our Goal

The goal of the Hyde Park Day School Strategic Growth Fund campaign is to raise funds which will allow us to proactively manage the continued growth of our school, while sustaining our long-term operational health.

Gifts will allow us to plan for long-term strategic directives while maintaining our current standards of excellence.  A Strategic Growth Fund will provide a crucial base of support as we carefully and thoughtfully expand to serve more children with learning disabilities, their families and educators.

These funds will allow HPDS to:

  • Expand the number of students receiving financial aid thereby enabling more students to benefit from the specialized curriculum HPDS offers

  • Have a financial cushion so that scholarship dollars do not decrease during lean years and so operations can be sustained at or above the current level

  • Cover operational needs beyond tuition revenue and annual charitable giving

  • Capitalize on opportunities that would be of benefit to the school, both short-term and long-term

  • Make capital improvements to our campuses

  • Keep tuition rates stable

  • Support long-term growth

  • Support the long-term financial security of HPDS

Meet Our Donors

Our daughter’s experience at HPDS was truly life altering! Rebecca started in 4th grade broken down and defeated.  She left 3 years later, happy and full of confidence, armed with invaluable academic strategies and tools.  We will be forever grateful to all the amazing HPDS teachers, specialists and support staff for their endless dedication and belief that Rebecca could succeed in school.

Rob and Sheryl Bellick


Hyde Park Day School has provided an excellent education for our two children with learning differences. Top notch teachers and an individualized learning plan which includes strategies to help students throughout their lives are just two examples of the unique approach at Hyde Park.  Both our children are happier, more confident and resilient after attending the school. Bryan and I donate to the Strategic Growth Fund in order to help other children benefit as our family has.

Catherine and Bryan Daniels

Make a Strategic Growth Fund Gift Today

The incredible generosity of our Strategic Growth Fund supporters makes reaching our visionary goals possible. Funds may be named with a minimum gift of $100,000.  Strategic Growth Fund gifts may be made via multi-year pledges. Click here to access the Strategic Growth Fund donation form.

To discuss giving options, please contact:

Maureen McCarthy, Director of Development:
847.446.6095 or 

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