Capital Campaign

The Discovery School is at an exciting and important juncture. For the past five years, we have experienced steadily growing wait pools at most program levels and a retention rate of 89 percent. Our student population has grown to 206 students and our space for enrichment programs has become limited. This strong demand has led the Board of Trustees to embark on a thoughtful, strategic planning process over the past two years, that has culminated in a facilities design that includes key components to meet existing and future needs for growth. Our strategic and condensed fundraising approach has led us to raise $1.6M out of our $2.5M goal during the foundational phase of this campaign. A huge success!
Though we have commitments for roughly half of our goal, there is still work to be done. This is our call to action: please join us to make this wonderful goal a reality! You have the opportunity to shape the children's and our school’s future and by extension, that of the world.

With Gratitude,

Alexis Kane

Capital Campaign Coordinator

To learn more about The Discovery School and our Capital Campaign, please take a look at our Case for Support: 

Interested in Donating?

To learn more about giving opportunities or to learn how you can help, please contact Alexis Kane, Capital Campaign Coordinator, at 312-208-4560 or
Thank you to our parents, alumni, board members, faculty, staff, and friends of Discovery who support our mission and our growing school.

Renderings & Floorplans



Dedication Opportunities

Discovery Campus Naming: $750,000 (Reserved)

Grandparents Wall: $250,000

  • Individual grandchildren dedications: $1,000

  • Grandparent’s Garden: $100,000

New Elementary & Middle School/Building 5: $250,000  

  • Middle Years Program: $250,000

  • Enrichment Wing: $150,000

    • STEaM Lab: $100,000

    • Music Room: $100,000

  • Upstairs classrooms (6 total):  $50,000/each

  • Breezeway: $150,000

EcoLiteracy Program:  $250,000

  • Outdoor Classroom Stool:  $10,000/each

Playing Field:  $150,000

Hudson-Lane Campus: Re-dedicated

  • Existing Courtyard: $75,000

Wachle Multi-Purpose Building/Building 4:  Re-dedicated

  • Faculty Conference Room: $25,000

  • Faculty Kitchen: $10,000

  • Discovery Community Room : $25,000

  • Welcome Lobby and Founders Wall: $25,000

  • Clinicians/Parent Conference Room: $10,000

  • Patio/Playground: $75,000

The Spires House/ Toddler Building 3:  Re-dedicated

  • Toddler Classrooms (3 total): $25,000/each

  • Toddler Community Garden 1: $10,000

  • Toddler Community Garden 2: $10,000

The Sears-Fletcher Building/ Building 1: Re-dedicated

  • Primary Classrooms (2 total): $25,000/each

  • Outdoor Creative Playspace: $10,000

The Betty Grissom House /Building 2: Re-dedicated

  • Primary Classrooms  (2 total): $25,000/each

Green Apple Day Field: $50,000 (Reserved)

Cornerstone Time Capsule: $50,000

Primary Edible Garden:  $25,000 (Reserved)
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