What We Do
The EFR, through the generosity of the people and businesses of Cape Ann, provides enrichment programs, field trips, scholarships and support to our schools that otherwise would not be possible. We help to supplement tight town budgets to ensure that all students receive an enhanced educational experience. Our many fundraising efforts provide programs to enrich our children’s education. We thank all our contributors for their continued support.
Why We Do It
The primary mission of the Foundation is to manage funds in support of all fields of study in the Rockport schools, including science, technology, arts and the humanities. We solicit and accept donations from individuals, corporations and foundations whether in cash or in kind. Your gift supports innovative, pilot projects that the school has deemed important to supplement the current curriculum and the Foundation’s general endowment for future endeavors.
Ballroom dancing is offered to all Rockport Elementary School fifth grade students and consists of eight weeks of instruction in ballroom dancing. The program culminates in “The Ballroom Blitz,” a celebration of all the students have learned, performed in front of families and friends in the high school gym.
Students participate in a scientific study of the Saratoga Creek Salt Marsh. They observe, measure, and collect data about the invasive plant species fragmities at three different locations in the marsh, in conjunction with Mass Audubon’s Salt Marsh Science Project.
Students design, build, and test single-seat electric vehicles that are intended to safely and efficiently travel on a closed-circuit track. They learn principles of engineering design, electrical systems, aerodynamics, vehicle mechanics, safety, and teamwork through a real-world, hands-on project
The Educational Foundation of Rockport is an absolutely essential partner in our endeavor to broaden and enrich the educational experiences for all the children that attend the Rockport Public Schools. Over the years the foundation has been in existence they have provided thousands of dollars to fund an extensive variety of innovative and cutting edge programs that our school system would otherwise be unable to offer. We owe a huge debt of gratitude to this fine organization! —Rob Liebow, Superintendent of Rockport Schools