Trident Academy is a special place!  We offer an individualized diagnostic and prescriptive approach that gives our students the confidence and tools they need to succeed both in our school and when transitioning back into more traditional school settings.  Trident Academy truly fills a critical need in the lives of our students and families!

We do, however, depend on contributions from the community in order to provide the specialized services our students need.  Unfortunately, tuition and fees do not cover the costs to operate such a nurturing and specialized school.  As with most private schools, we rely heavily on philanthropic gifts to meet our annual expenses and continue to provide students with cutting-edge programs, assistive technology, tuition assistance and facility updates. Your gift is an important investment in our students’ futures!

We accept and appreciate all contributions made to our school. Gifts of cash, credit card donations, appreciated stocks, and gifts-in-kind may be made to Trident Academy.  Deferred gifts, although not counted in our Annual Fund totals, are welcome and may be made by naming the school as a beneficiary of a will, a trust, an IRA, or a life insurance policy.  Gifts to our Annual Fund may be designated as:

  • Unrestricted
  • Scholarships and Tuition Assistance
    • David Earl Smith Scholarship
    • Myron and Ann Harrington Scholarship
    • Lisa DiFabio Tronco Scholarship
    • Richard and Lucy Miree Memorial Scholarship
    • Trident Academy Patriot Scholarship
  • Academics and Teaching

Unrestricted gifts help underwrite the school’s operations and areas of greatest need. Restricted gifts can be used for specific projects or named purpose and will only be used only for the purposes stated.

Any donor giving $1,500 or more annually will become a member of the 1972 Society. As a member of the 1972 Society, you will receive recognition and invitations to special events.

Contributions to Trident Academy are acknowledged in writing and are deductible to the full extent allowed by law since our school is designated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

“I gave to Trident Academy’s Annual Fund because…I know the benefit a child experiences by being taught in a safe and caring environment.  My daughter and my granddaughter have both been given the gift of reading because of what teachers at Trident Academy do:  teach children in the way they learn.”  Betsy Fanning

Donating to Trident Academy

Trident Academy is a tax-exempt organization under Internal Revenue Service code section 501(c)(3). The school records all gifts into the proper accounts and provides gift acknowledgements to donors. Your acknowledgement letter serves as your official tax receipt.  All gifts postmarked by December 31 will be receipted for that year’s tax credit.

Financial information will be provided in response to reasonable and specific requests. In every case, however, it is the policy that the names of donors and prospective donors as well as any personal or financial information be held in the strictest confidence.

You may leave all or a portion of your gift unrestricted to provide the greatest flexibility to meet the school’s most pressing needs as they arise. You may also choose to designate your gift for any program at Trident Academy. Your gift designation should be noted on your check or in a letter accompanying your gift.

For any questions, please contact for more information.

Little Things That Make a Difference


  • Publix grocery stores provide school-specific key cards. We can earn as much as $1,000 or more during one academic year.  Please remember to use your Publix partner cards at the beginning of the checkout process. Cards are available here.

Harris Teeter

  • Harris Teeter will also provide a percentage of your purchase to Trident Academy through the Together in Education program. VIC accounts are linked for only one year at a time – please remember to re-link your card each year.

Click here to donate to the Lisa DiFabio Tronco Scholarship:

Trident Academy admits students of any gender, sexual orientation and identity (including transgender status), race, color, religion, national and/or ethnic origin, and provides students with all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. In accordance with applicable law, it does not discriminate in the administration of its education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs. Similarly, Trident Academy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on disability. However, consistent with Trident Academy’s mission, it is the admission policy that to qualify for admission consideration, students must have diagnosed learning disabilities and/or certain communication disorders and meet certain threshold criteria as evidenced by their professional testing documents.