November 2011 Grants

School Name

Grant Amount

Match

Grant Purpose

Castilleja School

 

$50,000

 

1:4

To design, develop, implement, study and share a hands-on engineering and technology program focused on strengthening girls' spatial-visualization skills to inspire girls to pursue STEM studies in college and beyond

 

Detroit Country Day School

 

$50,000

1:1

For the expansion and formalization of the Detroit Country Day School Conservatory Program Professional Partnerships Initiative

 

Atlanta Girls’ School

 

$25,000

1:2

To assist with the professional development opportunities for Upper School Faculty, grades 9-12, and to elevate the role of department chairs and grow them into strong mentors and leaders

 

Hawken School

 

$50,000

1:2

To expand the school's Pathways Model into areas such as Language, Art, History, Economics and Entrepreneurship, and Public Service

 

Cape Fear Academy

 

$50,000

1:1

To increase financial assistance in grades 9-12 in order to maintain a diverse population in terms of race, color, national or ethnic origin and socio-economic circumstances

 

The Hudson School

 

$50,000

1:1

To support financial aid endowment for students in grades 9-12 from disadvantaged backgrounds

 

Midland School

 

$50,000

1:1.2

To fund Midland's educational solar and wind program for the next three tenth grade classes and to upgrade facilities for long-term water and food security by replacing the school's principal well as outlined in the proposal

 

Trinity Preparatory School

 

$50,000

1:1

To renovate an existing classroom to accommodate a new video conferencing center, add necessary equipment, support a part-time position in technology and fund continuing participation at the Malone Consortium Conference held at Stanford

 

The Rivers School

 

$50,000

1:1

For the Rivers School Interdisciplinary Studies Department in order to provide professional development opportunities for the faculty to better understand the cognitive, social and emotional dimensions of interdisciplinary work and to develop curricula for new interdisciplinary courses

 

Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools

 

$50,000

1:1

To develop a collaborative program with the Friends Council on Education, addressing the critical issues of school governance and sustainability

 

The Buckley School

 

$50,000

1:4

To establish a pilot program with the LAUSD Charter School to enroll two Hispanic high school students beginning with the 2012-13 academic year .

 

Shattuck-St. Mary’s School

 

$50,000

1:1

To support the school's pilot program for "blended learning", with its promise to reshape academic scheduling in grades 9-12, as outlined in the proposal

 

The Episcopal Academy

 

$50,000

1:1

To provide immediate support for The Episcopal Academy's Mastership Program whose purpose is to promote active and participatory collaborative experiential learning and teaching in an environment that fosters innovation and growth of the individual and the institution

 

Canterbury School – Fort Myers

 

$50,000

1:5

T To assist the school in the creation of an endowment for professional development as part of the school's effort to develop a Professional Learning Community within the school

 

St. Edward’s School

 

$50,000

1:1

To augment the school's funds for faculty professional development in grades 9-12 by providing $25,000 in funds for each of the next two summers

 

Friends Council on Education

 

$32,625

1:1

To develop a collaborative program with the Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS), addressing the critical issues of school governance and sustainability

 

Cushing Academy

 

$50,000

1:1

To fund the completion of four additional interactive iClass learning environments in a variety of disciplines, facilitating the acquisition of component materials, teacher training, and supporting the development of curriculum and program content that would be widely and freely shared with other independent schools nationwide

 

Hathaway Brown School

 

 $50,000


For a grant in the amount of $75,000 to support the October 2012, Education Innovation Summit on The Future of American Education