About Us

The Boxford Elementary School Trust (BEST) is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to fostering excellence in our public schools by raising private funds that supplement basic curriculum needs and respond to teacher requests for useful technologies that enhance learning.  Distributed via grants, our funds support a variety of interactive teaching tools and teacher training courses that bring novel techniques and ideas to our school district.

The Boxford Elementary Schools Trust (BEST) was founded in 1996 as a non-profit, 501c(3),educational foundation.  The founders’ idea was to provide additional funds for innovative, hands-on learning tools in our local public schools.  Since that time, BEST has contributed over $500,000 to our elementary schools, funding the installation of SMART Board technology and laptop computers in our classrooms, supplemental programs in Math, Science and Art, as well as professional development grants for our teachers.

Founded in 1996, BEST has continued to address the very real challenge of maintaining excellence in our schools in the face of changing financial climates. There is an important need for public schools to have funds over and above what is provided through taxes.  This additional funding can help to make the difference between an average educational experience and one that is more meaningful.