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ERIC Number: EJ1104697
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: N/A
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0145-9635
Independent School Has Everything but a Large Tuition Revenue Stream: Waterside School, Stamford, Connecticut
Stewart, Sarah
Independent School, v75 n4 Sum 2016
The Waterside School began in the mind of hedge fund manager Chip Kruger. While playing golf at the Innis Arden Golf Club in Greenwich, Connecticut, he noticed that the seventh green bordered Stamford's impoverished and crime-ridden South End. As Kruger considered his own opportunities and the prestigious schools his children attended, including Brunswick School in Greenwich, he felt compelled to do something. So he set out to start an elementary school for low-income families in the South End. He began by raising $2.5 million in seed funds and renting space from a local Catholic church.This is one of five case studies from the National Association of Independent Schools about schools that are making nontraditional funding models work for the benefit of low-income students.[Online Feature]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut
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