Since 1973 Paideia has held an auction to raise funds for financial aid. It is our largest fundraising event and one of our biggest volunteer events. The involvement of hundreds of volunteers from our parent and school body help create a fantastic event that raises thousands to help with our financial aid program.
This year’s event:
Date and Place
Saturday, March 22, 2014
The Foundry at Puritan Mill
916 Joseph E. Lowery Blvd. Atlanta, GA 30318
Donate NOW to the Auction
Posted November 13
Parents, it's time to make your donations for the auction! Remember, parent donations are fundamental to the success of the auction, and ALL proceeds support financial aid. Please click the "Blue Highways" link to the right to Donate Now! Then, mark your calendars to join us at the auction on March 22, 2014, when TEXT BIDDING will make its debut (don't forget your charged cell phone) and many other new turns in the path await.
Questions? Please contact:
Sarah or Scott Ellyson, Parent Donation Chairs
Kim Aschmeyer, Auction Co-Chair
Lori Leland-Kirk, Auction Co-Chair
- An exciting evening of fun, friendship and fundraising benefiting the financial aid program.
- A wide variety of creative and valuable items and special services.
- An online auction web site featuring selected items and services.
What happens at the auction?
- A catered dinner, with dessert, is served with complimentary beverages.
- Competitive bids are made on both silent and live auction items, including class projects, vacations, event tickets, fine art, jewelry and more.
- Master of Ceremonies Paul Bianchi and other special guests conduct high stakes bidding for the live auction.
How can I help?
- Donate creative and interesting items and special services.
- Sign up to volunteer on one of the auction committees.
- Bid on the online auction Web site the week before the auction.
- Attend the auction and bid bid, bid.
- Click above to go directly to this year's auction site
Corporate Sponsorship/Community Business Form
Facts About Financial Aid at Paideia
Financial aid is one of the founding values of Paideia School and it has been an
important tenet of the school from the day it opened its doors. In the first school year,
nine children, 6 percent of the students, received financial aid. It’s one of the things
that make Paideia, Paideia. Yet, so many families have an incomplete understanding of
how it works.
The primary goal of the financial aid program is to increase the ethnic and socioeconomic
diversity in the Paideia community. It is awarded to students who without this
assistance would not otherwise have the opportunity to attend Paideia. Students on
financial aid benefit in so many ways and also contribute to the school community.
- How much financial aid is awarded at Paideia?
awards cover tuition plus other school expenses such as aftercare, tutoring, trips and
sports, with families receiving the same percentage award for these expenses as they
do for tuition. Financial aid awards range from 20 – 99 percent. Once a child receives
financial aid, he or she remains on it for the remainder of the time they are enrolled at
Paideia if the family’s financial situation continues to warrant it. This is determined
with yearly re-applications.
- How is financial aid funded?
Financial aid is funded in many ways. Endowment; fundraising events such as the
auction, Eat Lunch with Your Child, cookbook sales, and a portion of the annual fund
go to financial aid. A percentage of tuition income is also a major source of support.
Financial aid fundraising is strongly dependent upon parent involvement for the success
of these endeavors.
- Does Paideia offer scholarships?
There are no scholarships at Paideia in the sense that we understand scholarships to
mean awards based on merit, such as musical, academic, or athletic talent. Financial
aid at Paideia is awarded based on financial need. There are, however, various endowment
funds that are awarded to children receiving financial aid based on certain criteria,
but the precondition of these focused funds is still financial need.
- How many students are on financial aid this school year?
In the 2013-2014 school year, there are 141 students enrolled at Paideia on financial
aid with awards ranging from 20-99%. For 2013-2014 we are providing $2.2 million in financial aid to 81 high school students, 26 junior high students, and 36 elementary students. Financial
aid is not awarded to children in the half-day program.
- Does the faculty send their children to Paideia for free?
No. Faculty need to apply and receive financial aid based on financial need along
with everyone else. Through the years many faculty kids have not been on financial