Boston School Fund
The Boston School Fund partners with the Kenny School to support (and fund) a successful K-6 program for Kenny Elementary School Students!
Vision for Expansion:
Massachusetts is facing a serious problem: The science and technical education of our children. Of the 130,000 open tech jobs in Massachusetts, 60% of employers have unfilled positions, and in the next decade, nearly all of the fastest growing occupations in MA will require a strong background in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
At the Kenny, we believe that all of our students can and must achieve at high levels, and in our increasingly digital world, it is necessary for students to develop critical thinking, collaboration, literacy and STEM skills that prepare them for future success. Students and teachers must know how to use modern instructional technology with purpose, skill and critical thought.
As the Kenny School expands to a K-6 elementary school, students will be exposed to increasingly rigorous academic instruction, meaningful enrichment, and daily STEM opportunities within their core-content and enrichment blocks. Fifth and sixth graders will receive instruction in science, social studies, mathematics and literacy daily using 1-1 iPads, laptops, and adaptive / creative software. In K-6, students will participate in STEM classes that teach the skills needed to research, evaluate, design and present digital information. As students rise from grade-to-grade, they will be exposed to advancing Google Apps, Coding, digital music production, video and photo editing, engineering and graphic design. Lessons will be designed to connect to their interests and identities, while building critical thinking and collaboration skills that provide them with the knowledge and confidence to act as leaders in our increasingly digital world.