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.
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.Event Info
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.Find Pavers!
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.
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.
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.