BSF Updates

BSF Awards over $500K in Grants this Year

By Deirdre Doheny, VP, Public Relations, The Bronxville School Foundation

June 29, 2022:  The Bronxville School Foundation announced its 2022 grant awards, giving $507,446.72 to benefit the Bronxville School’s K-12 student body.

The Foundation was pleased to be able to consider grant requests from teachers, administrators, coaches, parents, and students.  These grants continue to reflect the school’s work toward creating a sustainable model of excellence, aligned with the district’s goals of delivering the best possible curriculum and instruction, integrating new technologies, and providing improvements to school facilities and equipment that best support the current and future learning needs of students.

After careful consideration from the grants committee and the board of directors, grants were awarded to all areas of the building, which will enhance The Bronxville School by providing exciting new resources, training, technology and wellness programs to students, faculty, and administrators.

This year the Foundation was able to partner with the PTA to fund 2 outdoor learning spaces which will be utilized by the Elementary, Middle, and High Schools.

Wendy Fahy, the Foundation’s vice president of grants, said, “The Foundation board continues to be humbled by the generosity of the community.  Our school administrators, teachers, and students developed thoughtful and innovative grant requests for resources needed to adapt to the changing learning needs throughout the year: academically, athletically, and artistically. The Foundation assessed and approved the funding of critical off cycle and end-of-year grant requests. These grants allowed for the continued innovation of academic and extra-curricular programming.  This year’s grant requests included opportunities to reflect on lessons learned during the pandemic, to maximize the functionality of our indoor and outdoor learning spaces, and to offer continued professional development for our faculty. Thank you to the community for enabling the Foundation to be a valuable resource to the Bronxville School.”

Foundation chair Rob Crystal added, “The Foundation is grateful to the Bronxville community for their generous and continued support.   Thank you to every teacher, administrator, parent, and student who brought their ideas to The Foundation. We are so fortunate to have such a strong community that works together to help our exceptional school.”

The Bronxville School Foundation depends upon contributions from school families and the community. If you would like to learn more about the Foundation, please contact the Foundation’s executive director, Helena McSherry, at 914-395-0515 or visit the Foundation’s website at

The following is a complete list of the approved grants for the 2021-2022 school year:

Program and Curriculum Development:

National History Day Research Post-Pandemic

Chamber Music Coaching Sessions II

Artificial Intelligence Course for High School Students

International Thespian Troupe III

Bronxville Promise Presentations: Public Speaking Exercise

“Design Thinking” Sessions – Scaling Up ES Pandemic Innovations

“Design Thinking” Sessions – Building Middle School Identity

TV Studio Maintenance & Equipment

Orton Gillingham Reading Training

“We Write to Arrive at Ourselves and Each Other” Conference

Facilities, Equipment, and Technology:

The Crucible – Outdoor Sound Assistance

FrontRow Juno Audio Systems for Middle & High Schools

Treadmill for Life Skills Class

Steinway Piano Refurbishment

GPS Watches for Track

Basketball Backboard System for Gymnasiums

Picnic Tables for Elementary School

Technology Curriculum Updates for Elementary School

End Zone Cameras

Counseling Department – College Kickstart

Flexible Furniture for ES Art Rooms & Science Labs

Outdoor Classrooms

Decodable Texts for ES Reading Instruction

Sensory Bins for ES

Photo: Ms. Westerheim practices reading skills with her first-grade students.

Helena McSherryBSF Awards over $500K in Grants this Year