We work across New England to help more young people succeed.

Overview of Education Strategies

Three core strategies anchor our work:

Our Strategies

1. Catalyze new models.

Fuel fresh designs that fit local contexts and transform the high school experience to put success within reach of all students across New England. Learn more.

2. Build public will.

Engage parents and students, educators and civic leaders, and all residents as informed advocates for high-quality schools. Learn more.

3. Invest in educators.

Develop the pipeline of diverse, skilled, effective teachers and school leaders who bring new educational models to life for their students. Learn more.

Our Approach

Across our program, we engage with partners in a variety of ways, supporting pilots, scaling success, and investing in research and evaluation. We work with individual public high schools, systems of schools at the network, district and state level, school support organizations, advocacy groups, and others. We find new partners through open requests for proposals, ongoing outreach by our team, and an open inquiry process.

Download an overview of Barr’s Education Program

Education Program Inquiries

We welcome inquiries from those who feel their work may align with Barr’s Education strategies and who wish to introduce themselves to us. The best approach is to email education@barrfoundation.org with a brief description (300-400 words) of your organization, the funding opportunity you would like us to consider, and the strategy(ies) with which it aligns. Given the high volume of inquiries we receive, it may take a few weeks to hear back from our Education team.

Click here for more information on our grantmaking process.