Programs by School

Donations to the Ed Foundation’s annual campaign and endowments directly benefit students at every Santa Monica school.

Annual donations to the Ed Foundation fund P.S. ARTS, instructional aides and a stretch grant for each school. Distance learning programs funded by stretch grants are being finalized by principals and school site councils (some programs below may not be happening now due to distance learning). The lists will be updated as programs are finalized.

Ed Foundation endowments pay for additional arts and music support, while the Ed Foundation’s blue book bins support school libraries.

See the impact of your donations at our Santa Monica schools:

Edison Language Academy

Thanks to generous contributions to the Ed Foundation, Edison students benefit from the following programs and resources:

  • Arts classes for all students (online during distance learning)
  • Classroom aides (helping with small group instruction, literacy lessons, social-emotional support, and more during distance learning)
  • Health Office Specialist
  • Spanish music classes for TK-2nd grade
  • Recorders for 3rd graders
  • Music lessons and instruments for qualifying students
  • Additional library books and materials
  • Assistant teachers in 4th & 5th grade music classes
Franklin Elementary School

Thanks to generous contributions to the Ed Foundation, Franklin students benefit from the following programs and resources:

  • Arts classes for all students (online during distance learning)
  • Classroom aides (helping with small group instruction, reading intervention, social-emotional support, and more during distance learning)
  • STAR Science
  • Health Office Specialist
  • Teacher conferences
  • Subs for teacher professional development
  • 5th grade culmination director
  • Recorders for 3rd graders
  • Music lessons and instruments for qualifying students
  • Additional library books and materials
Grant Elementary School

Thanks to generous contributions to the Ed Foundation, Grant students benefit from the following programs and resources:

  • Arts classes for all students (online during distance learning)
  • Classroom aides (helping with small group instruction, reading intervention, social-emotional support, and more during distance learning)
  • Science enrichment
  • Literacy and Language Intervention Teacher
  • Teacher training
  • Curriculum and supplies for instruction
  • Recorders for 3rd graders
  • Music lessons and instruments for qualifying students
  • Additional library books and materials
John Muir Elementary School

Thanks to generous contributions to the Ed Foundation, Muir students benefit from the following programs and resources:

  • Arts classes for all students (online during distance learning)
  • Classroom aides (helping with small group instruction, reading intervention, social-emotional support, and more during distance learning)
  • Music with Miss Betsy for K-2nd grade
  • P.S. Science
  • Recorders for 3rd graders
  • Music lessons and instruments for qualifying students
  • Additional library books and materials
  • Assistant teachers in 4th & 5th grade music classes
    McKinley Elementary School

    Thanks to generous contributions to the Ed Foundation, McKinley students benefit from the the following programs and resources:

    • Arts classes for all students (online during distance learning)
    • Classroom aides (helping with small group instruction, reading intervention, social-emotional support, and more during distance learning)
    • Theater classes for all students
    • Music classes for TK-2nd grade
    • Recorders for 3rd graders
    • Music lessons and instruments for qualifying students
    • Additional library books and materials
    • Assistant teachers in 4th & 5th grade music classes
    Roosevelt Elementary School

    Thanks to generous contributions to the Ed Foundation, Roosevelt students benefit from the following programs and resources:

    • Arts classes for all students (online during distance learning)
    • Classroom aides (helping with small group instruction, reading intervention, social-emotional support, and more during distance learning)
    • Health Office Specialist
    • Staff training with Columbia Univ. Teachers College
    • Responsive Classroom training
    • Campus monitors
    • Recorders for 3rd graders
    • Music lessons and instruments for qualifying students
    • Additional library books and materials
    Santa Monica Alternative School House (SMASH)

    Thanks to generous contributions to the Ed Foundation, SMASH students benefit from the following programs and resources:

    • Arts classes for all elementary students (online during distance learning)
    • Additional visual arts classes for K-6th grade students
    • Nadja Kukor, classroom aide (helping with literacy lessons, math break-out groups, and social-emotional support via Morning Meeting lessons)
    • Middle school orchestra
    • Recorders for 3rd graders
    • Music lessons and instruments for qualifying students
    • JAMS/SMASH Theater Company
    • Additional library books and materials
    Will Rogers Learning Community

    Thanks to generous contributions to the Ed Foundation, Will Rogers students benefit from the following programs and resources:

    • Arts classes for all students (online during distance learning)
    • Classroom aides (helping with small group instruction, reading intervention, social-emotional support, and more during distance learning)
    • P.E. Coach
    • Staff training with Columbia Univ. Teachers College
    • Spanish Through the Arts program
    • International Baccalaureate program
    • Recorders for 3rd graders
    • Music lessons and instruments for qualifying students
    • Additional library books and materials
    • Assistant teachers in 4th & 5th grade music classes
    John Adams Middle School

    Thanks to generous contributions to the Ed Foundation, JAMS students benefit from the following programs and resources:

    • Mindfulness program
    • Digital Dragon app design elective
    • Fulcrum 6th grade orientation
    • Hip-hop dance classes for 6th graders
    • Materials, supplies, and equipment for visual arts classes
    • After-school theater program (co-sponsored with JAMS PTSA)
    • Teaching assistants in band and orchestra classes
    • Music lessons and instruments for qualifying students
    • Additional library books and materials
    Lincoln Middle School

    Thanks to generous contributions to the Ed Foundation, Lincoln students benefit from the following programs and resources:

    • Teacher training (including conferences and planning time)
    • Health Office Specialist and nurse supplies
    • Student intervention and support classes
    • 6th grade transition activities for students (Camp Lincoln) and parents (mindfulness)
    • 7th grade writing night
    • Technology and digital programs
    • Teaching assistants in orchestra and band classes
    • Hip-hop dance classes for 6th graders
    • Materials, supplies and equipment for visual arts classes
    • After-school theater program (co-sponsored with Lincoln PTSA)
    • Music lessons and instruments for qualifying students
    • Additional library books and materials
    Olympic High School

    Thanks to generous contributions to the Ed Foundation, Olympic students benefit from the following programs and resources:

    • Materials to support project-based learning experiences for students
    • Theater Grant
    • Music lessons and instruments for qualifying students
    • Additional library books and materials
    Santa Monica High School

    Thanks to generous contributions to the Ed Foundation, Samohi students benefit from the following programs and resources:

    • Project LEAD the Way (engineering program)
    • College writing support instructors for seniors
    • Writing Center coach for students in English courses
    • AP Student Support Center
    • Assistant AP Coordinator
    • Flex-Time tutoring
    • Materials, supplies and equipment for visual arts classes
    • Theater Program
    • Music lessons and instruments for qualifying students
    • Additional library books and materials