GESS Community

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Please find below a list of frequently asked questions.

1. I already pay tuition fees. Isn't that enough?
2. What is the difference with C.A.R.E. @ GESS?
3. Will my gift impact my child?
4. I only want to support my child's section.
5. How much shall I give?
6. How are the projects selected?
7. Why doesn't GESS increase tuition fees instead of fundraising?

1. I already pay tuition fees. Isn't that enough?

While tuition fess cover the cost of running the school, private donation help GESS to continually invest in new programmes and initiatives that enhance the academic experience of our students, transforming them into true global citizens.

2. What is the difference with C.A.R.E. @ GESS?

GESS Foundation strictly supports the School (building and infrastructure, student enrichment programmes, bursaries, etc.) while C.A.R.E. @ GESS supports external charities.

3. Will my gift impact my child?

Yes. All gifts made in AY 2017/18 will be disbursed in AY 2018/19 to make sure that your child can benefit quickly from your gift.

4. I only want to support my child's section.

No problem at all. Every year, we select projects that only impact preschool, primary school or secondary school.

5. How much shall I give?

Every gift is important to us and makes a difference. Whatever the size, it inspires others to do the same. It shows corporates and foundations that our won community is passionate about its school and supports it. You should give a level that is appropriate for you.

6. How are the projects selected?

We select projects very carefully. We want to make sure that every dollar we raise has a maximum impact on GESS and its students. Every project supports in one way or another the school's mission and strategic plan.

7. Why doesn't GESS increase tuition fees instead of fundraising?

Raising tuition to the level necessary to cover all of the costs of a GESS education would limit the number of qualified students who could afford to attend. It is important that GESS remains affordable to all of its constituents, and the school therefore tries to keep fees as low as possible. Donations of all sizes to the GESS Foundation make a difference by creating a truly remarkable educational experience above and beyond tuition. GESS families are encouraged to support GESS Foundation's projects at a level that is appropriate for them.