November 2013 Grants

School Name

Grant Amount

Match

Grant Purpose

Admiral Farragut Academy

$25,000

1:1

Admiral Farragut Academy currently has a small scale aquaponics system that utilizes small aquaria to house ornamental fishes. This new project involving tilapia will provide students a real world example of how aquaponics can be used to provide both a protein and vegetable source on a larger scale.

Brunswick School

$50,000

1:1

For the creation of an integrated curricula to establish a new Center for Character and Leadership Education.

Church Farm School

$50,000

1:1

 To support the design of an enhanced STEAM curriculum to provide robust and real opportunities to engage students in authentic problem solving, collaboration, and ethical literacy.

Collegiate School

$50,000

1:2

To create an intensive professional development program for athletic coaches designed to support the teacher/coach model.

Colorado Rocky Mountain School

$50,000

1:1

To build a new $200,000 Active Center to support our school's 60-year history of outdoor curriculum and programming, which are cornerstones to a CRMS education.

Drew School

$50,000

1:1

To bring together the various experiential education program components currently offered and place them under the auspices of a new Coordinator of Experiential Education, to foster a clearer vision for the program and better coordinate its planning, cohesion, and implementation.

Ethel Walker School

$50,000

1:1

To undertake an evidence-based research project to explore ways to develop a forward-thinking, contemporary curriculum that leverages the best research, tools, and technologies to support teaching and learning in an all girls environment.

Friends Academy

$50,000

1:1

To help fund the Global Studies Scholar Program, which will expand graduates' understanding of the complex, interdependent, and diverse global needs they will serve.

George Stevens Academy

$20,000

1:1

To plan and implement a fully restructured all-student Advisory Program that will provide thoughtfully designed and personalized academic support, career guidance, and social and emotional mentoring for every GSA student.

Marymount School

$50,000

1:2

To create the Teaching and Making Institute, which will help teachers from both public and independent schools discover the transformative power that making and digital fabrication have to stimulate and deepen students' understanding of their world.

McDonogh School

$50,000

1:1

To enhance the educational experience by bringing science and humanities to life in a tangible outdoor classroom, teaching students to be good stewards of the earth, and to give back in a meaningful way to McDonogh and the greater Baltimore community, through the Roots Program.

Northwood School

$50,000

1:1

To fund construction of the World Link Classroom: a sophisticated language laboratory, TOEFL testing site, and online classroom for standardized test preparation.

Pingree School

$50,000

1:1

To help fund Pingree's Learning Commons, a project which seeks to support dynamic learning experiences in a physical space that provides leading technologies, information literacy, and student support partnerships.  

Pingry School

$50,000

1:1

To provide seed financing for the Pingry Credit Union. The credit union will serve as a true model of experiential learning, and the unprecedented extent to which our students will be involved in managing this business venture will help teach them lessons in entrepreneurship, marketing, decision-making, investment valuation, financial sustainability, and stewardship of limited resources.

Randolph School

$50,000

1:3

To build and endow a tuition assistance program in order to make an independent school education available to more students from across North Alabama and the Tennessee Valley.  

Sidwell Friends School

$50,000

1:2

To explore the relationships between (1) academic success at Sidwell Friends School and (2) gender, ethnicity, race, socioeconomic background, enrollment grade, and prior academic evaluations.  

Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart

$50,000

1:1

To build a STEM Sisterhood: a network of support for girls in STEM through best practices in teaching, internships, mentorships, and year-round innovative programming.