The Dome School

Support our School!


The Dome School is excited to announce our new monthly giving program. (Scroll down for additional ways you can support the school.)


If you’re familiar at all with the Dome School, you know something: we’re different.

For more than four decades, the Dome School has offered an alternative to traditional education models. From our early days as a home school collective in a geodesic dome, to our current space in the newly expanded Takilma Community Building, we’ve provided a solid constructivist education with a strong student-teacher ratio (better than 10:1!).

It hasn’t always been easy, particularly in a rural area. Our funding is limited primarily to tuition and the fundraisers and events we’ve been able to offer. To to support our families, we try to keep tuition as low as possible, which results in a shoe-string budget. Yet we still lose families for inability to pay.

With our new monthly giving program, we hope to achieve a more stable level of funding. For a mere $5 or $10 (or more!) per month, you can help ensure a quality alternative education for our students, while also assisting us in our role as stewards of the Takilma Community Building. Maintainting the building, while continuing to offer numerous culturally enriching activities and events, is not without cost.

A few notes:

•  You can sign up with credit card, debit card, or via ACH bank transfer from your financial institution.

•  You can give anonymously. If for some reason you don’t want us to know who you are, you can indicate that.

•  If you have any trouble signing up, we’re happy to help!  Just call or send us an email.

For the price of a cup of coffee—wait, isn’t that cliché? As we’ve noted above, we’re different.  So let’s try this… for the price of a dozen organic eggs from the local liquor store, you can support alternative education and a space for community. Just click the Donate button below, or visit

Thank you so much for your support!

-The Students and Staff of the Dome School



Additional Ways to Support the Dome School

As a small school, enrollment drastically effects our school budget. As such, even a few minor fundraisers, such as those listed below, can provide much-needed income. Please consider supporting the school through your purchases with the programs below. And please let us know if you’re familiar with other similar programs, either online or where you shop. Thanks!


Office Depot – 5% Back to Schools Program

After you make an online purchase, there is a step where you can indicate a school to receive a donation equal to 5% of your purchase. You should be able to designate the school with your in-store purchases, as well, by using the School ID below.

Online, they may ask for the following:

School Name: Dome School

School address: 9367 Takilma Road, Cave Junction, OR 97523

School ID Number 70083462


Fred Meyer – Community Rewards Program

You can now help the school through your purchases at Fred Meyer by registering your card at and search for “The Dome School” to connect your card.

Note: this is not the rewarding of your own points to the school; this program is in addition to any gas points or reward points you may earn. That is, signing up will not effect your own rewards earnings.


Amazon – Smile Program (0.5% of purchases)

Log into and visit Under “pick your own charitable organization” enter “Dome School Inc” and on the next page, to the right of “Dome School” click the yellow “Select” button. Your selection will be remembered when you shop, but you must start at (and not just in order for the school to receive 0.5% of the purchase.


Facebook – Create a Fundraiser

If you’re on Facebook, you may have been asked if you’d like to set up a birthday fundraiser or other event. You can designate the Dome School as a recipient for a fundraiser event you create. Log into Facebook and visit There you can designate a goal for the fundraiser (default seems to be $200). Note: Facebook charges no fees for donations and all donations will go directly to the nonprofit you chose.


Electronic waste

You can recycle the following items just by bringing them to the office:

  • Cell phones
  • Laptops/tablets
  • Used (or un-used) printer cartridges