For the second straight year, Genesis Classical Academy (GCA) in Winnebago has exceeded a financial challenge announced last November.
Four donors pledged to give the school a matching grant if GCA officials could raise $35,000 during the month of December.
School headmaster Renee Doyle says in addition to collecting $35,000, another $21,500 was raised for a total of $91,500.
“The largest donation this year was $12,500 and the smallest donation was $10,” says Doyle.
Last year, fund-raising efforts in December earned the school a $25,000 matching grant plus other contributions totaling $33,500.
GCA, a non-denominational Christian school, opened its doors at Parker Oaks in 2015 with nearly 30 students in grades pre-K through 4th.
This year, the school has 58 students enrolled in grades pre-K through 6th and school officials plan to add a grade level each year.
Tuition cost for one student is $4,950; $3,950 for a second student; and $2,950 for each additional student.
“All 47 K-6 students will receive at least a $1,500 scholarship and additional scholarships vary greatly,” says Doyle. “We do everything possible to help parents afford a Genesis education.”