The Suzuki School of Newton is celebrating its 29th year. Since its founding in 1986 by Gwendoline Thornblade, the school has continually instilled a lifelong love of music and learning in its students. Based upon the teaching philosophy of Dr. Shinichi Suzuki, the school's music instruction endeavors to develop noble hearted human beings and build self-respect, self-confidence, and self-discipline.
No child is turned away for financial hardship; the James Thornblade Memorial Scholarship Fund enables need-based scholarship assistance to all children who lack the means for a Suzuki music education. Named in memory of board member James Thornblade, the fund continues to enable students from diverse ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds from throughout eastern Massachusetts to attend the Suzuki School of Newton, a non-profit cultural organization. This year, 10% of our students received financial assistance through the school.
The Artist Concert Series is now in its eleventh season and was established in order to bring high caliber, renowned artists in concert as part of the educational experience of SSN's students, families, and friends. The ACS is the major fundraising event for the school's scholarship fund.
The Suzuki School of Newton is a non-profit charitable organization. Tuition only covers a percentage of operating costs. We depend on the generosity of our community through Annual giving to enable the full range of educational and cultural services the school's program offers. Each family of the school is expected to contribute to the annual fund or attend the Artist Concert Series which benefits the James Thornblade Memorial Scholarship Fund. Because SSN's fiscal year runs from September to August, you may choose to honor your pledge over two calendar years.
In conjunction with its 20th anniversary celebration, the Suzuki School of Newton established the Gwendoline Thornblade Endowment Fund in honor of its founding director. The proceeds of this fund are used in fulfillment of the wishes of the founder: to benefit the faculty of the Suzuki School of Newton and enable them to further their Suzuki education and training. This fund ensures not only the perpetuation of the continued high quality of the teaching at the school, but also maintains the integrity of Dr. Suzuki's philosophy which forms the mission of the school, and of which the teachers are charged to uphold. By becoming a premier donor, you will be an honored guest for two exciting events in the current school year.
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