The Beverly Education Foundation awarded 24 grants totaling $20,333 at last week’s Beverly Public School Committee meeting.   The grant funding will benefit students, teachers, and various educational programs at all levels and schools within the Beverly Public Schools.  The Foundation supports innovative Beverly educators who enhance teaching and learning in a 21st century global environment. Grant awards support a wide variety of curriculum-based educational topics and projects that benefit all students. Grants are for the upcoming 2024-2025 school year and were awarded to teachers for the following initiatives:

2024-2025 Grant Awards – $20,333 in funding awarded:

  • Beverly High School
    • Robotics
    • Peabody Essex Museum AP Art
  • Beverly Middle School
    • Graphic Novel Update for the library
    • VEX Robotics
  • All Elementary Schools & BMS
    • Hooray For Health
  • Ayers Ryal Side Elementary School
    • Number Sense Math
    • At Home Lively Letters
  • Centerville Elementary School
    • Fall Kindergarten Learning
    • Express Yourself
    • Decodable Text for Advanced Learners
  • Cove Elementary School
    • Eetchie Tool Kits
    • Math Resources
    • Change is Simple
    • Poetry Hill Program
  • Hannah Elementary School
    • Hannah Beautification Mural
    • Kindergarten Readiness
    • Rivers Rock Ecology Program
  • McKeown Preschool
    • SPUR Garden
  • North Beverly Elementary School
    • Decodable Text for Older Students
    • Social Emotional Books
    • Introduction to CPR/AED
    • Ukelele Program
    • Playground Communications
    • Steamroller Machine


The Beverly Foundation also disbursed $2,672.00 for Beverly High School’s 1 to 1 Learning Initiative for hardship cases and $11,000.00 from the Teaching and Learning 10 Year Cummings Foundation Grant for:

  • Beverly High School
  • Robotics and Engineering Curriculum
  • Digital Divide Laptop Subsidies for the 1 to 1 Learning Initiative
  • Beverly Middle School
    • Nature’s Classroom


Additional disbursements from of the Cummings Foundation 10 Year Grant for this academic year were $16,000.00 for:

  • Teacher Professional Development
  • Elementary School Programs and Initiatives
  • Beverly Middle School
    • Prusa Printers
    • Culturally Responsive Library

The Beverly Education Foundation is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1997 and is celebrating 27 years of supporting public education in Beverly. The Foundation supports programmatic initiatives that provide equal access to enhanced educational opportunities for all Beverly public school students. Each Spring, grants are awarded to support innovative initiatives and programs in Beverly Public Schools.

Above Photo: (from left to right) – Rachael Abell, Beverly School Committee President; Kate Twombly; Beverly Superintendent Sue Charochak; Natalie Pommersheim; Catherine Barrett; BEF President Doug Walker; Ann Gavin; Sarah Aiello; Michael Osborne; Lorinda Visnick, Beverly School Committee, Vice President; Andy Cooper & Beverly Mayor Michael Cahill.