BEST supports the long-term needs of the Boxford elementary schools by funding grants for innovative teaching techniques, tools, professional development or teaching strategies that create substantive positive improvement in our schools.
See our past grant awards

Most grants are funded through BEST’s primary operating budget, however, in 1997, BEST established an endowment fund in memory of Harriet Ernst, a beloved Boxford elementary school teacher who passed away in 1995.  The Harriet E. Ernst Endowment Fund (HEEEF) was created to provide a permanent source of funding for innovative grant programs at Cole and Spofford Pond Schools.