No bird soars too high if he soars with his own Wings.
— William Blake
Established in 1988, the Wings program provides full scholarships and related support to academically promising students from families with severely limited financial resources. The creation of this program was based on our knowledge that sound early education is critical for future academic success. We also believe that an investment in a single child is an investment in the community as a whole.
The children who receive these scholarships are selected through the same admissions process as all other applicants. To maximize the realization of each child’s potential, Wings scholarships are provided to each recipient from kindergarten through fifth grade. No child is accepted into the program until funds have been committed for the entire six years of that child’s tuition at Manzano Day School. Each endowment is funded so that the earnings produced will enable a scholarship in perpetuity for a student to attend Manzano Day School. Our goal is to have an endowed Wings student in every grade from kindergarten through fifth grade.