The Cold Spring Harbor Educational Foundation is a community based 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation dedicated to raising funds for initiatives and grants the ensure the legacy of educational excellence in our public schools.

Our Beginning

In 2012, a small group of Cold Spring Harbor School District community leaders recognized that private funding invested in our public schools would enhance creativity and innovation. With this objective in mind the Cold Spring Harbor Educational Foundation was born. Over this short period The Foundation has supported all of our district schools with grants that have enriched our children’s educational experiences.

The Foundation Fund

In 2013, the Foundation launched the Foundation Fund to ensure the fiscal stability and future excellence of the Cold Spring Harbor School District. New York State's changing economic landscape requires forward thinking and new ways to ensure we have the funding to support new curriculum initiatives and provide professional development to meet the needs of our 21st-century learners. Through an ongoing dialogue with the Board of Education, the Superintendent, and the community, the Foundation seeks to identify and support existing programs, as well as new programs, that will enrich our children's academic experience and best prepare them for the future.

From the personalized learning experiences using leading-edge reading and math programs in the youngest grades, to the expansion of robotics and computer coding into the elementary schools, to the enhancement of research capabilities in the High School Research Lab, the Foundation’s funding has had an immediate impact. Our students’ access to technology has increased by 50%, reading levels have increased by 25% when utilizing these new technologies, and, for the first time ever, high school science students are entering higher-level competitions and securing prestigious laboratory internships across Long Island.

In an effort to empower all learners in our district, we continue to build upon our transformational partnership with the Cold Spring Harbor Educational Foundation, one which is a great source of support for our students and educators.

— Mr. Kurt Simon, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction