Why Giving Matters

Thank you for supporting students when it matters most.

Annual Report 2019-20

Since our founding as St. Helen's Hall in 1869, every student has been shaped by the generosity and commitment of our community. From the first plot of land to our current buildings to the endowment, generations of generous families and individuals have created the school that serves today's students.

Despite the challenges of remote learning, OES teachers strive to connect with students, create community, and inspire curiosity every day. Students explore their individual and collective power for good, create ways to help others, and commit to lifelong service. OES delivers a program that opens the heart and changes lives. 

The same is true of our philanthropists who have continuously served as role models to our students and our community, giving back selflessly so OES students flourish. Through your financial support, you help OES weather the storm, serve our students with care and compassion, and support our teachers, as they live out our mission of educating children to be lifelong learners.

As you view the student and alumni videos and financial results of the previous fiscal year below, please know these are just a few of the ways you can see the impact of your gift at work. Without the committed supporters who encircle OES, we wouldn't be who we are today.

That's why philanthropy matters, now more than ever. Thank you.


Alumni speak to the long-term impact of an OES education in their personal and professional lives.

As part of our graduation and promotion ceremonies, long-time choir director Adam Steele arranged the following three videos featuring our student-singers in each division.