The Joseph School
How can I help?
There are so many ways you can help. You can donate to our school in Cabaret, Haiti, spread the word to your networks by sharing our social media profiles, become a Joseph School fundraiser, or send up a prayer for our students and teachers.
How many students attend TJS?
We currently have 118 students attending TJS in grades 1-4. Going forward, we will continue to add 30 students each year, taking them through Philo (equivalent to a standard HS diploma) while also developing servant leaders for Haiti’s future.
How are students selected?
Each year, our US and Haitian educational staff tests over 100 new candidates to become our new class of first grade students. This exam is based primarily on academics, but also includes questions addressing our other five educational fundamentals; leadership development, discipleship in Jesus Christ, service, Haitian culture & history, and language.
Do you charge tuition?
No. Each month, our students’ parents or caregivers do five service hours at the school.
Are you religiously affiliated?
TJS is based on the teachings and love of Jesus, but is not affiliated with any religious institution.
Where do you work?
The school, itself, is located in Cabaret, Haiti. Our nonprofit headquarter is located in Nashville, Tennessee.
What’s a Vision Trip?
A few times a year, groups of people interested in The Joseph School travel to Haiti to witness the amazing difference TJS is making. These trips allow people to understand Haiti and the complete vision. To find out when our next trip is or for more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is TJS a 501(c)(3)?
Yes, The Joseph School Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Any donation you make to The Joseph School is tax deductible. Our tax ID number is 27-4319086.
How can I donate?
You can make an online donation HERE. You can also mail a check to The Joseph School, 161 Rosa L. Parks Boulevard, Nashville, TN 37203.
When I donate, where does my money go?
Donations fund the students’ education. There are many expenses, such as student uniforms, classroom supplies and furnishings, transportation to class, two meals every day, teacher salaries, curriculum and books, power and water, and building maintenance among other things.
Can I choose what my donation goes toward?
How do I sponsor a child?
We’re so glad you asked. Click HERE to sponsor a child. Part of every donation we receive (if not designated) helps students attend TJS. When you sponsor a child, you will be providing daily transportation, free breakfast and lunches and school supplies. You will also receive a picture of your sponsored child and updates three times a year.
How do I give monthly?
It is very easy to set up recurring gifts HERE or give us a call at 615-724-6073 and we will help you with the steps.
How do I update my monthly giving?
We’re so thankful for your continued support. Log into your giving account HERE or give us a call at 615-724-6073. We would love to get that updated for you.
Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes. For online giving, you’ll receive an email receipt, as well as a letter in the mail. For offline giving, we’ll do the same. If at any time, you would like a tax summary of your donations, email our Administrative Specialist at email@example.com.
How can I go to Haiti and visit the TJS?
We travel to Haiti multiple times year. Sometimes we go for Vision Trips, other times we take large groups for Mission Trips. Email our Administrative Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org for a trip booklet.
What’s Haiti’s quality of education?
Nearly 50% of children in Haiti do not attend school. Add the fact that 85% of Haitian primary schools require payment of tuition, books and uniforms and it’s not difficult to understand why 80% of Haitian children do not graduate 6th grade.
What language is spoken in Haiti?
The most spoken language among Haitians is Creole. The other language spoken is French. However, not all Haitians can speak French. According to statistics, only 1 in 10 Haitians can speak French.
Do the students speak English at TJS?
TJS uses primarily the Creole language in the classroom for better student understanding. However, our students start learning French (Haiti’s educational language) and English in the first grade increasing in difficulty each year.
More questions, contact us directly at email@example.com