The East Harlem School at Exodus House is a small independent middle school in Harlem serving low-income families. The support of the School's Board of Trustees, friends, alumni, and parents is vitally important to maintaining the day-to-day operations and standards of excellence for which the School is known. One hundred percent (100%) of EHS families receive scholarship support, and tuition accounts for less than 5% of the School's total income. Whether you choose to volunteer, give to the General Operating Fund, attend an event, or all of the above, you are helping our students to develop academic excellence, moral integrity, courtesy, and an unshakable commitment to their future and the fate of their community. We thank you for making our work possible.
Private donations, primarily from individuals and foundations, account for approximately 93% of the School's income. All EHS families pay tuition, or program income, an amount which is determined according to ability and on a case-by-case basis. Federal funding in support of students who qualify for free and reduced priced lunch accounts for just over 2% of income.
The East Harlem School prioritizes the efficient use of its funds and keeps its administrative costs low. The cost per student at EHS is 15% lower than the average per pupil cost in NYC public schools despite funding an extended school day and an 11 month school year. Over 75% of the budget is spent directly on the program, allowing the School to execute the full breadth of its mission.