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Christ Episcopal School
A co-ed independent Episcopal School serving students in preschool - grade 8 in historic Rockville, MD

RAISE CES: Securing Our Future

Dear CES Community,

Thank you for your love and support over the last 50+ years! We would not be the valued, respected institution we are without each and every one of you. Now we are in a critical time of need, and we are calling on you to help save this wonderful school. Together, WE CAN DO IT!

CES is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, so all donations are tax-deductible.


Our greater community has helped us to exceed our Annual Fund goal of $100,000. Donations have come in from alumni, parents, Church members, City Council members, local neighborhoods, and more! How blessed we are by all of this support. We have also seen a rise in mid-year enrollments this January, totalling 107 students (up from 101 in December). We would love to rally the community even more to increase pledges for next year. We welcome a group of supporters who would like to create a matching challenge again.

The committees continue to work hard with fundraising and enrollment. We held a successful preschool open house last week, resulting in several applications received. In addition, we are planning a K-8 open house next week. We are also targeting local businesses through Chambers of Commerce and direct messaging in order to solicit donations or scholarship sponsorships. We are also researching any available non-profit grants.

Please consider volunteering to make a few fundraising calls. Contact Marion Entwisle.



  • $800,000 deficit in operating costs for next year (2021/2022) at current 101 student enrollment.
  • Operating costs include: teacher/staff salaries, supplies, books, program costs, mortgage/rents, technology.
  • Please note:  Pledges will start to be collected in May 2021 and need to be completed by August 2021. Pledges will only be collected if CES continues for the 2021/2022 school year and is not a receipt for monies received.

Corporate Scholarship Opportunities

Please contact Nicole Stone at nstone@cesrockville.org.

Gifts of Stock

Stock gifts may provide significant tax advantages; consult your tax advisor for more information. Wire transfer your stock to Christ Episcopal School's account at Wells Fargo Advisors and provide the following information for proper crediting:

DTC # 0141
Account # 3341-7099
Account Name: Christ Episcopal School
Contact: Wells Fargo Advisors

Annual Fund: regular yearly fundraising

  • Minimum of $75-100K needed for normal operating costs this year.
  • Annual Fund is a a traditional outreach every year to cover the difference between tuition and the actual cost of a CES education.

Target Minimum Enrollment: 150 Students

  • No deficit for 2021/2022 if target met.
  • Please contact Director of Admission, Janet Gerber for more information about admissions: 301-424-8702 or jgerber@cesrockville.org.


CES in the Media

January 15, 2021 - CES featured in BethesdaBEAT. Read about it here!


January 14, 2021 - CES featured on WUSA9 news! Read more here!

January 4, 2021
- Acting Head of School Nicole Stone speaks at the Rockville City Council Meeting.(Segment begins at 35:19).


December 21, 2020 - CES featured on Fox5 News at 11PM