Tandem Friends School weaves an ideal teaching philosophy and Quaker values into an academically rigorous curriculum to create a unique community of learning.
Tandem, founded in 1970, is a coeducational day school serving students in grades 5 through 12. Our students receive an education in which intellectual, ethical, artistic, and athletic ideals are pursued. We foster capable students who value a spiritual, egalitarian, kind, and creative community; thrive on independent, imaginative thought; are fully engaged in learning; and seek the best from themselves and their community.
With recent and generous support from the BAMA Works Fund of Dave Matthews Band in the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation, Wild Virginia's Outings and Education Program will continue to grow. We have led 15 outings already this year and planned about 24, nearly doubling our program.
The organization is part gathering resources from around the world to help girls get connected to tech programs & mentors, part community learning tech together and part local program working directly with girls through workshops and events to inspire them to share their vision with the globally connected community.
We are very eager to collaborate and partner with parents, educators and businesses interested in expanding the STEM pipeline. Research from Dr. Joanne Cohoon, UVa Professor of Science & Technology, lays it out very clearly how to engage girls in computing:
Piedmont Council for the Arts (PCA) plays a vital role in Charlottesville, Albemarle, and surrounding counties by supporting the local artists, arts organizations, and audiences that help make our community so vibrant.
Our Mission: With a unique emphasis on mind, hands, and heart, Miller School of Albemarle prepares young women and men for success in college and life. Distinguished by a rigorous and supportive program, talented faculty and staff, meaningful leadership opportunities, and small classroom settings, our congenial community builds responsible citizens, insightful thinkers, and compassionate individuals.
Funding for educational programs in Albemarle County and the City of Charlottesville.
Class schoolarships for Virginia schools to visit and tour Monticello, travel costs included.
Grants to nonprofits mobilizing the disenfranchised and using community organizing to bring about systemic change leading to a more just society.
Founded in 2009, City Schoolyard Garden cultivates academic achievement, health, environmental stewardship and community engagement through garden-based experiential learning in Charlottesville City Schools. Harnessing students' innate curiosity and the garden's natural fit as a classroom, CSG develops lesson plans and curricula that enhance students' academic experience while exposing them to the joys of gardening, the rewards of healthy eating, and the delight of spending time outdoors.