Financial Support

Explorer Community School is a Lake Washington School District school operated with district funds. The Explorer Parent Association is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization which exists to provide further resources for the school.

The Parent Association raises money in a few ways:

  • The primary source is dues, which are collected from Explorer families. This year dues were $150/student/year.
  • Fundraising and corporate matching funds supplement our dues.
  • We often opt as a community to participate in a “pass the hat” fundraiser, which is supplemental to dues. The amount in recent years has been $25 per student.

The money raised supports camp and additional enrichment programs that enhance the curriculum and support our students.