November 2016 Grants

School Name

Grant Amount

Match

Grant Purpose

Burr and Burton Academy

$50,000

1:1

To help fund the ongoing expenses of the Student Success Program, which is offered to students who aspire to be the first in the families to graduate from college

Catlin Gabel School

$50,000

1:1

To help fund the PLACE program which integrates experiential education, community engagement and social justice issues into school curriculum and programs by providing activities that encourage students to get out of the classroom, collaborate with peers, and work on community oriented projects

Cistercian Preparatory School

$50,000

1:3

To purchase a 100 kw solar panel system to reduce the school's annual electricity costs by up to 20% thereby freeing up dollars for educational enrichment

Commonwealth School

$50,000

1:1

To fund the construction and outfitting of a physcis lab with all essential equipment and to enhance the school's distinguished physics program by providing students with the opportunity to explore complex concepts through hands-on projects and experimentation

Francis W. Parker School (IL)

$50,000

1:3

To create a "Principal's Fund for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion," designated exclusively to educate Upper School faculty and staff on issues related to diversity

Friends Central School

$50,000

1:2

To fund an important component of a larger project around food and nutrition literacy - a Teaching Kitchen within a renovation of the existing dining facility

Grace Church School

$50,000

1:1

To expand relationships with local academic and cultural institutions in New York City enabling students to take advantage of many exceptional opportunities

'Iolani School

$50,000

1:1

To fund the Na Wai 'Ekolu initiative which will engage teachers and students from Iolani and other schools in a collaborative, comprehensive science project analyzing and restoring the regional watershed

Landmark School

$50,000

1:1

To develop an online course Study Skills: Strategies for Supporting Executive Function, and additional outreach plans to offer teams of teachers from 40 to 50 independent schools the opportunity to take the 15-hour online course offering at no charge

Mid-Pacific Institute

$50,000

1:1

To support Kupu Hou Academy, a professional development program that provides current, workshop style professional development in areas of evolving pedagogy

Porter-Gaud

$50,000

1:1

To renovate two classrooms into a large multi-purpose fine arts space. This newly designed space will be used as a dance studio, small performance hall, additional theater space and a formal presentation area for public speaking classes or campus speakers

St. Timothy's School

$50,000

1:3

To support The Erin Michele Levitas '11 Mind, Body and Soul Empowerment Program Fund established to help underwrite the cost of the program's Health Education Professional position and leverage the growth of the endowment through the match to support this program in perpetuity

Sierra Canyon School

$50,000

1:1

To support the school's Makerspace Initiative, a 3-year effort to empower innovation and discovery-based learning through the expansion of design thinking curricula across the sciences and arts. Grant funding will catalyze the school's ongoing efforts in the areas of faculty training, new courses and programs  

Ursuline School

$50,000

1:1

To expand the Global Education & Serviam Program and continue funding for the program, extend what Ursuline learns to other schools, enhance the Global Scholars Program and expand the position of Coordinator of Global Education & Serviam from part time to full time