The mission of the Foundation for Pottstown Education is to raise funds for and support life-changing educational opportunities for the students and teachers in the Pottstown School District promoting the enhancement of our community.

  1. Foundation for Pottstown Education

    The mission of the Foundation for Pottstown Education is to raise funds for and support life-changing educational opportunities for the students and teachers in the Pottstown School District promoting the enhancement of our community.
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610-970-6616
230 Beech Street
Pottstown, PA 19464

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During the Fiscal Years 2018-2021 the donors of the Foundation for Pottstown Education have provided $1,020,773 to provide programs, equipment and scholarships to the 3,200 students in the Pottstown School District. The list below are some of the activities that were provided.

Advanced Placement Testing: Provided funding for 284 Advanced Placement Tests for High School students whose funding was cut by the State enabling the students to save $127,000 in tuition.

Alumni Gallery: Designed and oversaw the development and construction of the Alumni Gallery located in the Pottstown High School.

Arts: Pennsylvania Philharmonic Symphony- funded concert for Middle School students’ assembly as well as a community concert.

Funded Ads for School District Musical

Provided tickets to our special needs students and their families to attend the Sensory Friendly performances of the District Musical.

Career and Technology Education: Purchased a Hawkeye Elite Alignment Machine for the Automotive Technology Center. This is a state of the arts alignment machine enabling our students to complete their automotive technology training at the Pottstown High School.

Provided funding to renovate the Cosmetology Studio with all new equipment, flooring and furnishings.

Chromebooks: Raised more than $300,000 to purchase 900 electronic devices for the students of the district enabling them to complete their 2019/2020 and their 2020/2021 online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Early Childhood Education: Funding for the Pottstown Early Action Kindergarten Readiness Program

Early College Program: Funding full or partial tuition for students in their junior and senior years of High School at Montgomery County Community College. As of June 2021, 81 students graduated through this program. The thirteen PHS Class of 2021 graduates enrolled in this program earned a combined total of 287 credits, saving more than $322,500.

Environmental Education: Provided funding for 3 day program at the Pocono Environmental Education Center for more than 110 middle school students.

Funding the Environmental Education Clubs at elementary schools.

Field Trips: Kindergarten students’ trip to Weaver’s Orchard

High School Cross Country Team Camp Manatawny

Provided $3,000 to the 4 Elementary Schools to supplement the PSD budget for field trip

Elementary students’ historical trip to Philadelphia

Gala: Annual Fund Raiser Dinner and Theatre event Pottstown School District Musical. Funds generated assist the Foundation in providing funds for student initiatives

Girls Today, Leaders Tomorrow: Provided funding for program which empowers underserved girls starting in 7th grade through high school.

Scholarships: $116,800 awarded during these three Academic Year through 48 awards presented to 81 students annually in Grades K-12.

STEM: Provided funding for Robotics 1 and 2 Learning System which teaches basic robotic engineering Provided funding for programmable controller for industrial automation applications such as robots, conveyors, electric motor controls, air conditioning, process controls, plastic injection molding and CNC machines.

Provided funding for Robotics Team Competition registration.

Teacher Professional Development: NASA Summer of Innovation Camp provided funding for 3 Classroom Assistants attendance and materials

Teacher Mini Grants: Enhanced Drill and Ceremony Curriculum for AFJROTC

Head Start Jungle Gym

Sensory Stations for Diverse Learners for Elementary School

Non-funded Initiatives: Board of Directors passed a Fair Funding Resolution encouraging State Legislation to not only follow the new Fair Funding Formula but to also look at the inequity in funding that is in place prior to this new formula and bring school districts to the same starting point.

Sports Carnival: FPE is working with the Community Planning Committee on the Go 4th Event as the Activity Host liaison soliciting community groups to host an activity during this event.

Testimonials

“Thank you for all of your efforts, it means a lot to us and the students. You know what a struggle it is for us and for our district. Our students appreciate everyone working so hard for them, and we do as well.”- Pottstown Area School District Board of Education President Amy Francis upon receiving the initial funds of $200,000 for the purchase of Chromebooks.

“The Early College Program, providing that level of college experience, is the most significant program I’ve been grateful to have been a part of. All of the college acceptances and financial aid I’ve been given, I can honestly say, I wouldn’t have imagined it to have been this beneficial without the Pottstown Foundation for Education. That very ability to obtain college experience, up to 30 college credits worth of experience for free, is what sets the Early College Program students apart from other students in the U.S., when applying to colleges and universities.” Kenil Patel PHS and ECP Graduate Class of 2017