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NSF Funds Are Making A Difference

The Calculus Project

The Calculus Project is an exciting initiative designed to increase the number of low-income, African American and Hispanic American students who enroll in and successfully complete Calculus in high school. An ambitious effort to narrow the achievement gap in mathematics, the Calculus Project is comprised of summer enrichment courses and on-going academic support during the school year.  NSF funds helped in last summer’s program launch and we have already pledged $11,700 for this summer’s program. Read more


Honor Thy Teacher 2015

NSF's 2015 Honor Thy Teacher Campaign was a great success! features NSF

Real estate website has featured Newton Schools Foundation on its website, which serves local realtors and prospective buyers. Read the article.

NSF Helps Secure Funding for School Gardens from Whole Kids Foundation

Six Newton Public Schools Receive $12,000 in Grants from Whole Kids Foundation® for School Gardens

Foundation helps schools expand classroom education into the garden for students

Newton, MA. (March 2015) – Six Newton Public Schools will each receive a $2000 grant to build or expand their gardens through the Whole Kids Foundation’s (WKF) School Garden Grant Program, which was created in partnership with FoodCorps to help schools grow students’ relationships with food through gardening. Newton Schools Foundation was instrumental in spearheading the grant application process and securing the funds.

Jennifer Price Global Education Leadership Dinner A Great Success

Jennifer Price Global Leadership Education Fund (GELF)  dinner was a great success.  The event raised $50,000.

Since its inception, GELF has funded more than 160 students for international travel and given away more than $170,000 in scholarships. This year alone GELF has funded:

  • over $42,000 in grants to
  • 26 students for
  • 9 different international trips to countries that include the Czech Republic, Poland, Germany, Nicaragua, France, Mexico, Cuba and Italy.

The event was generously sponsored by

NSF Receives Largest Gift Ever: Florence P. Pearl Charitable Remainder Unitrust

The estate of the late Florence (Kessler) Pearl of Chestnut Hill has announced a planned gift of $2 million dollars to Newton Schools Foundation. The gift is NSF’s first planned gift and its largest gift ever. Mrs. Pearl, who was a public school teacher and real estate professional, moved her family to Newton because of its public school system, according to her daughter.