Giving to Blackstone Valley Prep
With your gift, we can prepare every scholar for success in college and the world beyond.
From the outside, our schools look like every other, but there is much more to a school day at Blackstone Valley Prep than you might think.
Every morning, our 1,800 scholars greet their teachers with handshakes and highfives as they head into classrooms named after colleges and universities.
Our scholars embark on thoughtfully composed lessons surrounded by teachers who unequivocally believe that all children can achieve and meet high expectations. They move through their day surrounded by an intentionally diverse student body that allows them to connect with peers across lines of difference and engage in important conversations about race and equity.
“Being in a school that makes a point of being intentionally diverse let’s me experience an important facet of the real world now, before it’s time for me to be entirely on my own.”
“Experiencing the socioeconomic diversity of Blackstone Valley through BVP has taught me to be empathetic to the situations of others.”
“At BVP, we learn to work together across lines of difference and I really believe that’s a priority when preparing for college and our careers.”
Donate to BVP
At BVP, our community prepares scholars for college with rigorous academic programming, support for social and emotional growth, and a focus on the development of cognitive and non-cognitive skills. We’re rethinking education to support the whole child as they prepare to take on the world.
As we eagerly step forward to take on the urgent work necessary to raise the bar on education, we invite you to be generous and include BVP in your charitable contributions.
Whether you can give a little or a lot, we would be honored to have your help. On behalf of the BVP team and our board of directors, thank you in advance for your support!
Employer Gift Matching
Many employers will match, double, or even triple charitable contributions made by their staff. Please check with your employer to inquire about matching gift programs. Should you need it, BVP’s tax ID is: 27- 0617933
Adopt a Scholar
We invite you to include Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy in your annual charitable gifts. Each year, thousands of scholars apply to our lottery. Despite incredible demand for a limited number of seats, high-quality school choice has been challenged by some. Earlier this year, BVP’s local and state funding was cut by almost $1 million dollars. For every scholar, we now receive $526 less funding than a traditional public school. Furthermore, BVP must pay for all of its facilities out of our operating budget whereas traditional public schools do not.
Through it all, BVP continues to provide a college prep education.
- We offer a longer school day and year with twice as much time dedicated to math, reading, and electives.
- Clubs and athletics begin in fifth grade and we provide additional late busing for scholars to participate in these as well as other after-school activities.
- Our scholars take field trips to colleges and universities as well as enrichment trips to museums and cultural events throughout New England.
- Every scholar in the third and fourth grade has the opportunity to learn an instrument.
- High school scholars experience a Personalized Learning Model which includes a device for each of them.
Whether you can give a little or a lot, we would be honored to have your support. Our goal for this year’s Annual Fund is to raise $100,000. We need everyone’s help. Your gift will have a direct impact on the high quality, high performing programs BVP families expect. On behalf of the BVP Board of Directors and team, we thank you in advance for supporting our appeal and the future of our 1,800 scholars.
Since opening in 2009 BVP has seen great success, but our successes have not come without challenges.
With your support, we will persevere. We are committed to look for workable solutions and keep the commitment we made to our enrolled families by ensuring they have a K-12 high quality public school choice to which to send their children.
Why We Need Help Now
After several attempts to share unused public school seats were rebuffed early on in our growth, we began to look for other facilities solutions. Our efforts to rehabilitate vacant buildings have been stymied by well intended but poorly written policies. Adequate facilities solutions for our scholars to grow and develop into their best selves continues to be of serious concern.
We have an immediate need for $500,000 to finance new construction for BVP High School, with another long term goal to raise $5 million by 2020 to fulfill our approved growth plan and serve more than 2,200 scholars in grades K-12 across seven schools.