June 2012 Grants

School Name

Grant Amount

Match

Grant Purpose

St. Agnes Academy – St. Dominic School

$50,000

1:2

To be used for the development of best practice guidelines in the creation of digital curricula and to renovate an existing seminar room to function as a distance learning lab to share best practice with matching funds placed in a permanent endowment

 

School of the Holy Child

$50,000

1:2

To create a program involving community-building projects to teach lessons in architecture, design, construction, physics and engineering, filmmaking, and art history

 

Roland Park Country School

$50,000

1:2

To support the STEM Institute at Roland Park Country School over the course of its first two years

 

Westover School

$50,000

1:2

To develop the school's interest in training the faculty in their use and understanding of blended learning practices

 

Hutchison School

$50,000

1:1

To assist the school in the creation of Hutchinson Leads Girls Summit 2013: Transforming Communities, Transforming Lives

 

Saint Andrew’s Priory School

$50,000

1:1

For the development of an integrated "Priory in the City" experimental learning program for students in grades 10-12

 

Saint Christopher’s School

$50,000

1:2

To develop an integrated approach to teaching creative thinking and problem-solving skills across a traditional upper school college-preparatory curriculum

 

Interlochen Center for the Arts

$50,000

1:1

To create an Arts Leadership Institute for high school students (targeting the nation's performing arts high schools), and undergraduate arts students in colleges, conservatories, professional schools and academies

 

The Lawrenceville School

$50,000

1:1

To develop and disseminate with the Eight Schools Association and the Berkshire School sustainability and best practices through various professional development models, including webinars workshops and coaching

 

Saint Ann’s School

$50,000

1:2

To help fund a weeklong summer institute for faculty to develop curriculum with technology integration, to provide mentoring for implementation during the school year and to purchase equipment for classroom use

 

Florida Council of Independent Schools

$50,000

1:1

To fund a professional development plan for prospective heads, new heads, and existing heads in FCIS schools

 

Buffalo Seminary

$50,000

1:2

To provide faculty professional development support for the implementation of two curricular initiatives: health, outdoors, wellness, leadership; and an intensive experiential learning interim program along with restructuring the academic leadership team

 

Newark Academy

$50,000

1:2

To provide a "transitional safety net" for students admitted to the Academy through the Newark Scholars program

 

Westminster School

$50,000

1:1

To support the Westminster Teaching Initiative, a program that works to enhance teaching and learning at Westminster School by encouraging collaboration and dialogue among faculty members and departments about curriculum and pedagogy

 

Lausanne Collegiate School

$50,000

1:2

To fund the Lausanne Collaborative Teacher- to-Teacher Institute, which will bring teachers together from public and private schools for peer-based mentoring in order to promote student-centered, technology-focused and innovative teaching at the upper school level

 

The Kiski School

$50,000

1:3

To support the design and planning required for the Living Laboratory educational features in the MacColl Hall renovation project

 

Burr and Burton Academy

$50,000

1:2

To fund the starting compensation for the Director of the Mountain Campus Program at The Academy, the purpose of which is to provide a semester experience for "place-based" education focused on environmental studies