As a community cooperative, School Around Us allows us the unique opportunity to be involved in our child’s education.  However,  unlike public schools, we do not receive funding from the government. While tuition dollars pay for our teachers’ salaries, we rely on money earned through fundraising to pay for all other operating expenses. The School Around Us truly is special and it is our goal through fundraising to keep the spirit of our school flourishing so we can touch the lives of many more families.

People have come to School Around Us to share skills such as pottery, give informative talks about the process of writing a book, teach drawing skills, guide students in building projects, and lead a skate dissection.  Others have invited us into their place of work to share their skills, and even their homes to share information about whales.  In the past, students have worked with people in the community as mentors.

It is very important to us that we truly use the school that is around us.  If you are an individual or organization that would be willing to share your knowledge, experience and skills, please contact us at 207-967-3143 (general mailbox), or

Monetary Donations

One thing that School Around Us prides itself on is the opportunity to offer a unique and rich education at a low tuition rate, and provide accessibility for everyone.   Parents, teachers and students work very hard in their responsibilities of the operations of the school.  Maintenance and improvement of the physical environment, administrative duties, enrollment, fundraising, public relations, and education development are all things that the parent body is responsible for.  Tuition and fundraising cover teachers’ salaries, heat, electricity, and other costs of operating a school.

Your monetary donations will allow us to maintain our low tuition, further ” greening”  of our school, increase benefits for our teachers, purchase educational materials and supplies, fund trips for experiential learning, and so much more. 

If you are an individual or organization that would be interested in contributing to our school, please contact us at

207-967-3143 (general mailbox) or

School Around Us  

281 Log Cabin Road  

Arundel, ME   04046


  • Donate items from our Wish List

  • Large wool rugs

  • Wood block set

  • Large drawing paper or any paper

  • Kid’s paint & good paintbrushes

  • Hammers, nails, shovels, wheel barrows

  • Sandwich board signs

  • Support our Fundraisers

Throughout the year, we raise funds in many ways.  Our main fundraisers are our Craft Fairs.  These highly respected events are held on “The Green” in Kennebunkport in July and September.  By attending and spreading the word about these fairs, you are supporting our mission.  Other fundraisers include selling parent-created cookbooks, walk-a-thons, bake sales, dinners, house concerts, and countless more.  Please support and spread the word when possible!