Manzano Day School has many traditions and vital among them is the tradition of giving back to the school. Fundraising plays a critical role in fulfilling the mission and vision of any independent school. Independent schools across the country, including Manzano Day School, cannot cover the cost of educating a child in an enriched program with tuition alone. Through a combination of direct appeals and special events, the Development Office promotes philanthropy and involvement within the school community. As a 501(c)(3) educational institution, Manzano Day School relies on the support of friends and supporters to achieve its mission to provide excellence in teaching and create a foundation for lifelong learning for its students.