One of the things that sets Carondelet apart from other Bay Area schools is our extracurricular programming and student life activities. Nearly all of these programs and activities come at an extra cost.
We never want club membership, or a varsity sweatshirt, or junior prom to be cost prohibitive. These are important - often peak - experiences for our students.
Now we have created a robust program, process, and funding stream to ensure that all of our students can access the full richness of the Carondelet experience, called The Sisterhood Fund.
Dessiree’s Junior Ring
Dessiree Arambula ’23 didn’t think receiving a Junior Ring was possible for her. It would have meant spending hundreds of dollars and placing a financial burden on her family. When a teacher heard this, she recommended Dessiree utilize the Sisterhood Fund, which supports students and families with payments above and beyond tuition. Now, Desiree has a sparkling, red ring that she proudly wears everyday and reminds her of the Carondelet community she so dearly loves.
About The Sisterhood Fund
The goal is to offer funding assistance for extracurricular activities, like school dances and events, spiritwear and athletic gear, junior rings, club participation, athletics, or campus ministry immersions; and important basics, like food from the Garaventa Cafe, school uniforms, and school supplies.
We are working with departments across campus, including Student Life, Finance, and Admissions, to create a preliminary needs-based list as well as using a “boots on the ground” group of coaches, campus ministers, and counselors to identify students who may need extra financial support.
This is a deliberate, skillful, and discreet process. As we advertise and promote this new program, we aspire to have a lasting impact on not only the 25% of students who are on financial assistance, but also those families who make daily sacrifices to pay the full price, and on our entire community who lives out service of the dear neighbor without distinction.