November 2015 Grants

School Name

Grant Amount

Match

Grant Purpose

Annie Wright Schools

$50,000

1:1

To fund the installation of an efficient and environmentally responsible underground drainage system that would restore an outdoor athletic facility. It will regulate the flow of excess water to the nearby wetlands, actually improving the natural watering of this area by making the flow consistent.

Avon Old Farms

$50,000

1:1

To expand the "Project Lead the Way" curriculum and to enhance the STEM program to include engineering and robotics.

Berkeley Preparatory School

$50,000

1:3

To support the Berkeley Academy -- a signature service program that will mentor highly motivated, low-income students through a six-year journey toward high school graduation and acceptance to college.

Brimmer & May School

$50,000

1:1

Provide 3-5 years of support for the Faculty Innovation Grant Program. Matching funds will be invested in the Faculty Innovation Endowment to support the future of this program.

Denver Academy

$50,000

1:1

To research, plan and implement "Learning Landscape," a program dedicated to hands-on, project-based learning opportunities across the campus and all content domains and a full integration into the curriculum of the physical learning environment.

Dublin School

$50,000

1:1

To explore and develop a distinctive modern language program at Dublin School. Our vision is to create a robust campus-wide language acquisition experience in which the entire community will focus on learning one language - Spanish.

Gill St. Bernard's School

$50,000

1:1

To establish a unique school/model program for learning about environment, food and stewardship, through careful development of a small working farm, recently acquired by Gill St. Bernard's School.

Kimball Union Academy

$50,000

1:1

For the advancement of a Global Citizens/Scholars program.

Latin School of Chicago

$50,000

1:2

To enhance Latin's financial aid budget to meet expanded immediate and long-term needs.

Laurel School

$50,000

1:1

To support the Laurel Capstone, a unique study of the long-term benefits of resilience via a vigorous, individualized research project. Results of the study by the Center for Research on Girls will be shared broadly with other independent schools.

Loyola School

$50,000

1:2

To develop and implement the Global Learning Initiative for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 academic years and beyond.

Marshall School

$50,000

1:3

To fund a Global Learning Center to recreate, in Marshall's new dormitory, the "structured nurturing" found in home-stay programs while enhancing English language acquisition for the school's international students.  

Midland School

$50,000

1:1

To expand upon Midland's student-installed solar program. To allow students and faculty to begin to study water management and build infiltration beds and bioswales to manage run-off and curtail flooding as a part of the program expansion.  

Nansemond-Suffolk Academy

$50,000

1:1

To fund the Summer Innovation Academy, comprised of five learning institutes to engage students in computer programming, sensor development, human-centered design and service learning.  

North Carolina Association of Independent Schools

$50,000

1:1

To be used over a 3-year period to underwrite the cost of program development and growth of the Women in Leadership Program.  

Pomfret  $50,000  1:1

To fund the Solar Greenhouse and Aquaponics program that will provide students with an ongoing opportunity to learn about ecology, environmental science, engineering, computer applications, and, eventually allow Pomfret to reach into the local community supporting local food pantries and to develop partnerships with local businesses.

St. Andrew's Episcopal School (MS)  $50,000  1:1

To support a new transformational, collaborative, professional development program for educators from independent and public schools across Mississippi and the South, with a focus on training high school faculty to deal with diversity and difference and to use student-centered, problem-solving pedagogies.

St. John's Northwestern Military Academy  $50,000  1:1

To create, develop and implement a Global Learning Program. The first proposed course is a year-long, hybrid, service learning course called The Making of Haiti: Christian Social Justice through Global Learning.