Head of School’s Letter

How Do ASM Students Benefit From Grants?

Posted by Joanna on November 12, 2015

I am thrilled to announce that ASM is the recipient of three grants this fall!

The Roger M. and Michelle S. Marino Foundation has awarded our school a $1500 grant to be used for our STEM initiative. The grant will be used to purchase “Engineering Is Elementary” kits to enhance our curriculum for the Children’s House through Elementary grades. The “EIE” curriculum was developed by Boston’s Museum of Science and meshes seamlessly with our Montessori philosophy.

For the third consecutive year, ASM’s Upper Elementary program is the recipient of the STARS (Students and Teachers Working with Artists, Scientists, and Scholars) grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. The Council provides grants of $500-$5000 to schools to support creative learning residencies in the arts, sciences and humanities. We are fortunate to receive the maximum award of $5000! Upper elementary students will work with artist-in-residence Joy Arcolano and focus on self-expression of scientific knowledge through the arts, and will culminate in a “share” (performance) in the spring.

As a component of Andover Public School’s Essential School Health Services project, our nursing office has received a $5000 grant that will be used for nursing professional development, substitute nurses and other health-qualified expenses. APS has generously awarded ASM this grant for six years and we are grateful for their partnership.

Grants enrich the learning experiences that we can provide for our children.  Combined with parents’ contributions to our Annual Fund, grants enable us to provide the best education for your children while at the same time, keeping tuition as affordable as possible. Grant research and writing is a timely endeavor and I am grateful to all those who helped ASM to secure these funds.

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