Purchase Pavers for the New SHS Courtyard Garden

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Renovations at Scarsdale High School include the creation of a new Bander-“patch” Garden adjacent to the new Learning Commons and Design Lab.  The garden will feature walkways with pavers in a large chess-board design, recognizing donor gifts and honoring students, graduates, teachers and teams.

By buying pavers, you are funding innovation in our schools.  Please invest in our children and be a part of a community-wide effort to transform SHS and our students’ experience.

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Education Foundation Funds Innovation

The Scarsdale Schools Education Foundation is committed to raising funds to make grants to our schools in three essential areas: enhancing innovative learning in our classrooms, expanding creative uses of technology, and adding new equipment and facilities.

Presenting the Foundation’s most recent check, Foundation President Mark Bezos thanked “the hundreds of Scarsdale families whose support made these gifts possible.” Accepting the gift, Superintendent Thomas Hagerman applauded the foundation for its “commitment to this work and the incredible energy they put behind this effort.”

Scarsdale residents interested in learning more about giving opportunities can contact a Foundation board member or Executive Director Steve Seward (sewardstephen@gmail.com). In addition, use the link above to purchase Pavers in the High School’s new Courtyard Garden.

Why the SSEF and Why Now?

Scarsdale is justifiably proud of its national reputation as a leader in public education and our schools’ long tradition of achievement and excellence. Our schools are the reason many of us have chosen to live here and we know that the quality of our school system helps maintain property values in Scarsdale.

At the same time, we recognize that meeting the high standards the community has set for its schools will increasingly require more resources than the annual budget of the District can provide. That budget is under constant pressure to cover mandated costs (salaries, benefits, facilities, transportation, etc.) while staying within the limits of the taxation system.

As with other high-performing school districts, tax dollars alone cannot sustain the quality our students deserve. We believe the Foundation can play a very positive role by funding the “extras” that support a truly outstanding school system.

We hope you will join us in creating a community-wide effort to provide new resources that will ensure our school system will be the very best it can be.

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Welcome from the Executive Director

Welcome to the website of the Scarsdale Schools Education Foundation, a not-for-profit organization whose goal is to increase the financial resources available to support innovative programs in our schools.

We hope you will find this website helpful in explaining our goals and objectives, operating plans, and priorities. The local residents who have organized the Foundation are committed to a collaborative effort on behalf of our schools – by educators, students, alumni, community residents, businesses and foundations. We welcome the participation of everyone in the community in this effort.

Steve Seward
Executive Director