Mar. 20—HIGH POINT — A major contribution will help students at a school that focuses on overcoming obstacles to learning.
The Piedmont School & John Yowell Academy announced that The Earl & Kathryn Congdon Family Foundation plans to donate $1.5 million over the next five years, beginning with a $250,000 gift to the 2021-22 Tuition Assistance Fund.
The Piedmont School, which opened in 1982, provides individualized education to students with attention deficit disorders and/or language-based learning differences such as dyslexia, dyscalculia and dysgraphia. Located in north High Point, the school serves students from five counties.
For most of its existence, the school primarily served elementary and middle grades but started its high school program in 2013 and has grown exponentially each year.
One challenge The Piedmont School has always faced is helping families financially with limited tuition assistance funding. The Congdon gift will help the school provide need-based tuition assistance to current and prospective students, said Tim Montgomery, head of school at The Piedmont School.
"This is a dream come true for not only The Piedmont School & John Yowell Academy but for each individual family that we will now be able to support financially," he said. "Through this generosity, the foundation is allowing us the opportunity to change the lives of so many students and their families."
The Piedmont School & John Yowell Academy are currently accepting applications for the 2021-22 school year. Interested families can learn more about the school by visiting the website at thepiedmontschool.com. Applications can be completed online. For information, call the school at 336-883-0992.