Our Origins: The Boxford Elementary Schools Trust (BEST) was founded in 1996 by two Boxford parents who had a long-term vision to bring greater technology and innovation to our public schools. Since that time, BEST has donated over $750,000 to Boxford elementary schools.  In the last 6 years, BEST funded an average of $31,000 per year in grants to teachers and staff.

Our Organization: BEST is an all –volunteer, non-profit (501(c)(3) organization, one of two parental support groups at our elementary schools in Boxford. BEST functions like a charitable foundation. We raise private funds from individuals, families, foundations or local businesses that are re-distributed to our schools via a grant application process.

Our Mission: BEST’s mission is to foster excellence in our public schools by funding grants to teachers and staff that support the long-term needs of the Boxford elementary schools.  This is accomplished through a grant process that strives to fund the advancement of technology, curriculum pilots, innovative teaching techniques & tools, and professional development that create substantive positive improvement in our schools.

Our Team: Our board consists of parents in the Boxford community who are committed to enhancing the educational process at their child’s school.  If you are interested in joining the team please reach out to us at [email protected] 

No prior board experience is needed!