Maple Street School provides critical programming in many areas. Below are our current funding priorities that are geared toward enhancing the Maple Street experience for all students.
Outdoor Classroom Project– Maple Street has launched an Outdoor Classroom Initiative that will help our students take greater advantage of our bountiful campus and provide the foundation for responsible environmental stewardship. Maple Street will improve and develop nearly a mile of trails on the protected woodland and meadow adjacent to the school. The trails will allow teachers and students better access to the open the forests, meadows, brooks and river that form our unique Outdoor Classroom. With the goal of teaching students to be careful stewards of their environment and school resources, we are adding nearly 200 solar panels to the south facing roof structures. This 66kW project is estimated to have an output of 70,300 kWh and will result in Maple Street eventually being power-neutral, meaning that most of our electricity needs will be provided solely through the solar panels on our roof.
Fran Bisselle Professional Development Fund – Professional growth for faculty has been a longstanding priority of the school, and with the establishment of this fund, it is our goal to permanently endow a professional development opportunity that will grow over time. The Fran Bisselle Professional Development Fund was created in June 2016, named after the second Head of School, for the support and advancement of professional development opportunities at Maple Street School. Monies derived from this endowed fund will be distributed solely to Maple Street School faculty and staff so that they may pursue professional development opportunities - either during the academic year or in the summer - in their field of expertise.
The Jane T.Gilbert Fund– The Jane T. Gilbert Fund was established in October 2016 for the furtherance of free arts education in the schools. Through this endowed fund, donors help Maple Street School bring nationally renowned arts and theater groups to Southern Vermont free of charge to area schools. Since the establishment of this fund, Maple Street has hosted nearly 700 students from 10-15 area schools each year for stage performances.
Scholarships & Annual Fund– Gifts to the Annual Fund help provide crucial scholarship support to more than 40% of current Maple Street School students. We are committed to providing a Maple Street education to as many students as possible, regardless of their ability to pay. Your gift to the Annual Fund helps support our robust and growing Scholarship Program.