June 2015 Grants

School Name

Grant Amount

Match

Grant Purpose

Deerfield Academy

$50,000

1:1

To support the program and platform development for the Athena Project, an initiative to promote collaboration and professional development within and among schools.

Francis Parker School

$50,000

1:2

To deepen the understanding and principles of design thinking in Parker's academic environment and teaching culture through the purchase of design lab equipment and training of the US faculty in these emerging technologies.

Lick-Wilmerding School

$50,000

1:1

To increase funding for the Institutional Researcher position which will allow the school to develop better and deeper metrics to measure the cognitive and non-cognitive growth in the school's students.

Montaclair Kimberley Academy

$50,000

1:2

To support the "green roof" classroom that is part of the US Academic Center renovation and expansion. Funds will also support faculty grants for curriculum and professional development, coordinator stipend, consultant fees and technology.

National Association of Independent Schools

$200,000

1:1

To research, design, and develop the DASL Dashboard school Financial Health and Marketplace Monitor gauge.

Professional Children's School

$50,000

1:1

To strengthen our science, technology and math (STEM) program in ways that will benefit all students regardless of their professional careers. Funds will also support the "Beyond the Classroom Enrichment" component of the Second Century STEM Initiative.

Providence Day School

$50,000

1:2

To support the salary, benefits and housing expenses associated with a 12 month Upper School teaching internship, ideally for a recent college graduate, who has been impacted by the Freedom School program.

The Roeper School

$50,000

1:1

To seed Roeper's participation in the Malone Online Scholar's Network and procure tools such as dual high definition screens that will enable shared presentations and teleconferencing, laptops and smart devices for synchronous instruction and interaction.

Rutgers Preparatory School

$40,000

1:1

To reimagine the Rutgers Prep Entrepreneurial Program. Grant funds will support consultant fees, workshops, operating costs, teacher stipends and materials.

Rye Country Day School

$50,000

1:1

To establish a Community Engagement Fellowship Program that will award up to 10 annual fellowships to US students.

St. Martin's Episcopal School

$50,000

1:1

To institute a mobile design thinking laboratory that will enable St. Martin's students to partner with schools, small businesses and community organizations on project-based programs.

Sanford School

$50,000

1:3

To purchase a high quality, expandable theater package for sound, lighting and audio visuals that will meet the current and future needs of the Geipel Center for Performing Arts.  

Thornton Academy

$50,000

1:1

To serve as seed money that will contribute to the success of Thornton Academy's STEM Academy including staff adjustments and financial support for student activities.  

Westtown School

$50,000

1:1

To support Action Based Education (ABE) approach to teaching which connects design thinking with student agency.  

Wildwood School

$50,000

1:1

To help fund the first of three academic institutes directed and run by students for those with deep interest in particular subject areas. The Institute Model will serve as a hallmark program for teaching and learning in Wildwood School's upper school.