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Supporting the Students and Staff of the Scarsdale School District

Our Mission

Support the district by funding innovative programs and facilities.

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Grants Update

Find out more about the developments for all our grants.

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 Help us fulfill our mission of supporting innovation.

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What is the Scarsdale Schools Education Foundation?

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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.

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.

Help the SSEF Help Our Schools!

SSEF Speaker Series

In 2019, the Foundation hosted two Speaker Series Presentations. The first was an Entrepreneurial Panel in February which kicked off the Scarsdale Schools Fellowship for Social Entrepreneurs and the second was a sold-out presentation and fireside chat in April by Sal Khan of Khan Academy.

Thank you to Dana Matsushita and David Siegel and the Siegel Family Endowment for arranging for Sal to come to Scarsdale.

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Purchase Pavers for the New SHS Courtyard Garden

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 features 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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What’s a MakerSpace?

MakerSpace’s goal is to prepare students to embrace innovation and entrepreneurial enterprise.  The MakerSpace Program encourages experiential learning, communication, creativity, collaboration and critical thinking.

View this student-produced video from Heathcote School.

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How are Scarsdale students using the Design Lab?

The Design Lab opened in March 2018, with its construction, furnishings and equipment funded by the Scarsdale Schools Education Foundation.

View the video to see “Yehuda’s Chair” featuring Zach Friedman’s 2018 Senior Project.

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Fitness Center

The SSEF’s capital campaign in 2015-17 provided funds for a new Fitness Center.  The 6,200 square foot facility includes two designated areas for strength- and cardio-training, and a separate area for stretching, floor exercises and group instruction. The Fitness Center serves physical education classes, athletic teams and individual students.

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