NAPS has long provided a high quality elementary education to the children of the Naval Academy and Annapolis communities. NAPS is a special place, committed to teaching, developing, and fostering the growth of each child.
As an independent, non-profit school, NAPS faces the enormous challenge of providing an outstanding faculty and facility to support the growing needs of its students while maintaining the lowest tuition cost in the area. Development activities are managed by the development chairmen elected to the NAPS Board of Directors.
An annual giving fund, established in 2001, provides for specific, short-term projects and is supported by pledges made annually. Most school years see one or more fundraising events, the proceeds of which also support special needs not covered by the NAPS annual budget. Completed annual giving fund campaigns have provided funds for wiring the school for internet access, renovation of the school kitchen and new flooring for the lunchroom.
The school recognizes and thanks donors in a variety of ways; at the NAPS Association meetings in the spring and fall, in the NAPS News, and with special tokens of appreciation. All gifts are tax deductible.
Parents and teachers organize several activities during the year to raise money for specific purposes such as supplementing the cost of field trips. These activities usually include but are not limited to the sale of giftwrap and serving weekly lunches at the school. The success of these ventures depends entirely on the willingness of a sufficient number of parents to participate. These activities provide an opportunity for new parents to become better acquainted with the school as well as other parents.