Ways to Donate to Nova


Give to the Max Day

Minnesota’s giving holiday is back for the 13th year!

Mark your calendars now for Give to the Max Day on Thursday, November 18, with the Early Giving period beginning on Monday, November 1!

In 2020 Nova raised $40,200 in contributions from 126 generous donors!

 

K-5 Nova Fun Run

6-8 Nova Color Run

Each spring Nova hosts a “10 Days, 10 Ways” spring giving campaign which includes the Nova Fun Run! Scheduled May 6th, 2021!

Donate Online

Nova Classical Academy accepts donations using the PayPal platform. Click here to donate directly to Nova via Paypal.

Donate by Mail

To donate by mail, please send your check to:

Nova Classical Academy
c/o Business Office
1455 Victoria Way
Saint Paul, MN 55102

Corporate Matching

View the Corporate Matching List

Before you make a donation, please take a moment to see if your employer has a program for matching your gifts. The above list of local businesses and organizations generously support the community and offer corporate matching. A corporate match is a quick and easy way to double your contribution to Nova. A few minutes of investigation can go a long way in helping the school double its donations!

Stock Donations

Nova is able to accept donations of stock.

For the forms, please email Nova’s Business Office.

Why Should I Support Nova?


Nova is a public charter school. As we do receive state funding ‘per-pupil funding’, it is significantly less than that of a public school. Determined by state legislature, ‘per-pupil funding’ follows every MN child to the school of their choice. Both traditional and public charter schools receive the same ‘per-pupil funding’.

So what’s the difference? The big difference is levy dollars. 

Why Donate to Nova?

Nova isn’t a private school, why does it ask for money? Nova is a public school that thankfully, provides our kids with an exceptional private-school caliber education. But, as a charter school, Nova has a disadvantage compared to traditional schools. While we both receive state funding, traditional public schools are able to supplement state funding with levy dollars. Nova cannot do this.

How does the lack of school Levy dollars impact Nova?

Unlike traditional public schools, Nova (and other charter schools) do not receive any funds from local, voter-approved levy dollars. Property tax levies make a huge impact on school funding. In St. Paul, Nova (and other charter schools) receive $3,500 less in funding per student. That’s $3.5 million less than if Nova was a traditional public school per year!

Your Generosity Brought…

Chromebooks and updated computer labs, Science equipment, Rain gardens, the Nova Athletic Field, choral risers, guest speakers, need-based field trip scholarships, Exhibition Hall, Playworks program, improved outdoor equipment, friendship bench, facility upgrades, classroom enhancements, reduced fees for athletics/activities (need-based), better onsite communication for emergency service workers, updated signage for our building that aids with visual security, and more!

How Can I Support My Child’s Classical Education?

This is a great question! To narrow the resource gap, Nova depends on fundraising. Our primary source of donations is from our community! This is not unusual for charter schools.

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