Mission: Newton Schools Foundation advances excellence and equity in the Newton Public Schools by making grants in 3 strategic areas.
• New Approaches in the Classroom
NSF makes grants to teachers that allow them to try new approaches in the classroom. This helps keep curriculum engaging and dynamic and encourages teachers to incubate ideas and collaborate as they cultivate their educational practices.
• Professional Development for Teachers
NSF invests in the professional growth of Newton educators so that they can expand their practice and supplement the opportunities that the district provides.
• Programs that Promote Equity for all Students
NSF helps students to achieve their full potential by funding programs that address racial, income and social identity inequities and balance the opportunities available to Newton’s diverse student population.
Since 1985 Newton Schools Foundation has provided grants to Newton Public School teachers and staff totaling over $4 million. Supporters and donors include parents, community members, and businesses who share the belief that strong public schools are essential to the quality of life and future well-being of the City. Through these grants, educators at all levels have developed new curricula, generated innovative teaching methods that have been used throughout the system, enhanced their professional skills, and augmented the learning opportunities available to all NPS students.