November 2009 Grants

School Name

Grant Amount

Match

Grant Purpose

Avon Old Farms School

$50,000

1:1

To provide strategic funding for add’l sustainability and energy savings initiatives, incl. a Sustainability Coordinator, reclamation of heat loss in the school's hockey rink chiller & replacement of dormitory windows.

The Bullis School

$50,000

1:1

To create opportunities for faculty training with a particular focus on developing the use of new technology for engaging learners, through on campus and conference experiences.

The Community School

$50,000

1:1

To ensure teacher & student ability to successfully meet the expectations of today's society through the implementation of 21st Century Fluencies identified as: creativity; media; information; problem-solving and collaboration, across the upper school curriculum.

Doane Academy

$50,000

1:1

To take advantage of the Doane Academy's proximity to Burlington Island where opportunities for environmental studies; natural history studies; native American studies; & student leadership development await.

Elisabeth Irwin High School

$50,000

1:1

To construct a new high school curriculum for the 21st Century with financial support directed to funding a part-time coordinator for research and curricular design.

Fountain Valley School of Colorado

$50,000

1:1

To support graduates of the Gardner Carney Leadership Lab in integrating their learning into the classroom and making specific, strategic applications at their schools in partnership with the Graduate School of Education of the University of Pennsylvania.

The Galloway School   

$50,000

1:1

To provide experiential learning opportunities for all galloway high school students to broaden their understanding of other cultures, develop their analytical skills and problem solving techniques, and allow real connections between their traditional school curricula and the realities of life outside of Galloway.

Lick-Wilmerding High School

$50,000

1:1

To design and implement an early intervention model for assessing and addressing non-traditional students' learning challenges as soon as they enter the school.

Nichols School

$50,000

1:2

To implement a curricular and advisory program that advances ethical decision-making and leadership training by providing funding for professional development and strengthening the school's advisory program.

The Park School of Baltimore

$50,000

1:1

To support the creation of an initiative that pairs veteran teachers with those new to the profession, providing veteran teachers a vehicle for sharing their wisdom and expertise in support of the next generation of teachers.

Salem Academy

$50,000

1:2

To improve faculty salaries, raising the base as soon as possible and then providing equitable annual raises.

The Steward School

$50,000

1:1

To fund a "Visiting Scientists Program", which would attract specialists with expertise in the areas of alternative energy, physics, hydrology, engineering, astronomy, sustainable architectural design and green construction methods and materials, organic gardening, natural resource management, geology, and environmental studies.